Sunday, September 20, 2009
Menu Plan Monday
I've been following this meal rotation all summer but now with fall and winter just around the corner, I'm ready for a different plan.
I haven't quite come up with a specific plan yet but am going to try a simple breakfast rotation starting this week. Inspired by The Nourishing Gourmet's oatmeal challenge, I'm going to add more hot cereals to our breakfasts. I'm thinking 3 mornings a week interspersed with 2 mornings of eggs and toast. I don't think I'm up to oatmeal every day! When I say 'hot cereal', I'm talking oatmeal, baked oatmeal, grits, cornmeal mush, and experimenting with some other grains, too, such as millet. All of these grains are healthy and easy on the budget, too! The other two mornings will probably be a variety of cold cereal, yogurt or cottage cheese, something baked like muffins,pancakes or waffles, etc.
I am a morning person and a breakfast eater, but our mornings are pretty busy so I don't like to take too much time fixing breakfast on weekdays!
Here's the plan for this week:
B-cottage cheese, bananas
L-I took Savory Apple Roast with sausage and a dish of rice to our church fellowship.
S-homemade pizza pockets**, chocolate peanut butter banana smoothies
B-oatmeal with berries
S-eat at church meeting. Not sure what I'm taking yet.
B-eggs and toast
S-bean tostados with tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and salsa, based loosely on this idea, rice
S-creamy mac and cheese(new recipe), steamed veggies
S-fish and veggie packets, honey roasted butternut squash. One of my favorite ways to eat squash!
B-oatmeal or other hot cereal, fruit
S-sloppy joes on homemade rolls, pickles, some kind of veggie
L-Gone all day. Pack a lunch!
S-breakfast-in-a-hurry(minus bacon and using only about half the cheese), fruit smoothies
**indicates freezer meals
Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Mondays!