Saturday, January 2, 2016

Weekly Menu: Week 1

A new year, a new week, a new menu!

For this weeks menu, I asked my husband to sit down with me after the children went to sleep to go through some recipe books and pick out anything new he'd like to try while I did the same. He surprised me by picking out Indian food for dinner on Thursday. He has never been to an Indian restaurant and has almost no experience with Indian flavors (with the exception of curry, which he loves). I've never made Indian food, so it will be a new adventure for me as well.

The children are excited to get back to "school" and I have to say, I enjoy making school lunch.

This year, I will be sticking to my sweet treat for their afternoon snack, as the sugar after dinner makes it nearly impossible to get them to fall asleep at a reasonable time.

A couple of changes are also taking place this year. I am not planning a dinner for Wednesdays, as it will give me an opportunity to get rid of leftovers (we also don't get home from extracurricular activities until after our usual dinner time, so anything I can either warm up with prepare very quickly is best). The second change is that because our church meetings this year do not start until 1 p.m., we will be enjoying a Sunday brunch as a family.




SUNDAY

Brunch
Cinnamon Rolls

Dinner
Veggie Starter: Salad
Main Course: Pizza Burgers with Avocado Pesto


MONDAY

Breakfast
Special K Red Berries with Soy Milk, Banana
Lunch
Southern Chickpea Salad, Whole Wheat Crackers, Yellow Squash, Grapes
Snack
Cinnamon Rolls
Dinner
Veggie Starter: Brussels Sprouts
Main Course: Creamy Yellow Pepper Pasta


TUESDAY

Breakfast
Cream of Wheat with Agave and Strawberries
Lunch
Gardein Mandarin Chik'n, Brown Rice, Green Beans, Mandarin Oranges
Snack
Muddy Buddies
Dinner
Veggie Starter: ---
Main Course: Brunswick Stew

 

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast
Marmalade Pancakes
Lunch
Pizza Hummus, Triscuts, Salad, Strawberries
Snack
Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies
Dinner
Veggie Starter: ---
Main Course: Leftovers or Sandwiches


THURSDAY

Breakfast
Toast with Peanut Butter, Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Macaroni and Cheese, Broccoli, Sliced Apples
Snack
Muddy Buddies
Dinner
Veggie Starter: ---
Main Course: Indian Buffet: Saag Aloo, Chana Masala, Vegetable Biryani, Garlic Naan


FRIDAY

Breakfast
Yogurt, Granola, Fresh Fruit
Lunch
Chili and Cheese Nachos, Sliced Pears
Snack
Ice Cream
Dinner
Veggie Starter: ---
Main Course: Orange Tofu, Brown Rice, Broccoli


SATURDAY

Dinner
Veggie Starter: ---
Dinner: Chickpea Filets with Lemon-Dill Aioli, Asparagus, Mashed Potatoes



Recipes for the meals above are provided in the appropriate link or will be provided in a later post.


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