Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekly Menu

Roar! This was his prize off the back of the cereal box. He isn't tall enough to see himself in the mirror so he had me take a picture so he could see himself!

Mr K is not a fan of a weekly menu but I am. He is going to try it my way for awhile. Especially since our little man is starting Kindergarten this week. I don't think Mr. K understands how super busy he will be. 
That is not the only reason we will try it my way. We are also fans of Dave Ramsey. We budget down to our last dollar. We spend $300 a month on groceries out of our budget. We also have challenged ourselves (and our waistlines) to eat out only 4 times a month. So far so good! So here is my menu for this week.

Sunday: Nacho Bar- (our favorite night!)
Monday: Spinach and Tomato Pizza's on FlatBread
Tuesday: Minestrone and Garlic Cheese Bread
Wednesday: Tuna Melts 
Thursday: Parmasan Minute Steaks
Friday: Tortellini Carbonara
Saturday:  Crockpot Cranberry Chicken with Stuffing

It is so nice to have my kitchen back! 

In order to stay organized I have worked my butt off  in getting my recipes in order. I found this adorable metal box to hold them all. I then went through all my scrapping scraps and cut the scraps to fit the box. Of course then I had to embellish the divider cards! I still have a ton more recipes to copy and clip. I may have to look for a second box! I am also addicted to a few cooking sites. Tasty Kitchen and $5 Dinners.

I have also had to go to a dry erase board to keep track of everyone. With soccer, school, and boy scouts starting soon we will be an on the go family. I found this nice little one that fits perfectly on the fridge! If I move on of our nine million magnets that is!

We now have a little guy to pack lunch for everyday. If anyone has good lunch box ideas or know of any sites let me know! Poor guy has limited choices at the moment! Due to mom's lack of creativity!


Sammy, Cooper, Noelle, & Jeff said...

typical lunches I see at school --

chips, cheetos, etc.
carrots (with dip?)
fruit cups
pudding cup

not too creative, though!

Jenny said...

I am worried he won't be able to get things open. I know he will tire of his Turkey and Cheese wraps, carrots, and goldfish. He is pretty sure he will have access to a microwave. LOL. He wants to take sloppy joes (his new favorite meal) LOL!

Gramma said...

What time do you serve supper -- those all sound good to me! I love the recipe box -- I guess Dave approved that purchase?

Lunches -- well I took every day the same thing -- for 12 years! Peanut butter and jelly, chips and Recesses Peanut Butter cup -- won't help you since he is allergic to peanut butter -- and I can see him asking to use the microwave!

Have fun Cole! We miss you!

Love Gramma and Grandad

Megan said...

I don't know how much help this will be, but with Gracie I make her a sandwich (cut into different shapes!) have a bag of chips, juice box, and a treat. I have found that if I keep the sandwich different then she doesn't bore with them! She also like those single salads that you can get at Wal-mart for a couple of bucks. I LOVE the recipe box, if you made me one I would pay you to do it!!

Sammy, Cooper, Noelle, & Jeff said...

As for opening stuff...most lunch rooms have helpers of some sort (teachers, etc.) that will help them open their lunch. I know our principal, lunch room helper, custodians, and teachers help our little ones open packages. One other suggestion, don't send TOO much....they don't have a lot of time to eat, and it seems they NEVER finish everything that is sent. You'll eventually figure out how much he will eat! If it's anything like our school, there will be a microwave, but not for school use....can you imagine microwaving 70 kindergartners lunches....or even 5?!