Monday, April 26, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Eat From The Pantry Week

It's the last week of the month so we're eating up what we have on hand before I grocery shop again!

Busy week ahead so I've tried to create a fairly easy menu plan. We'll see how I did as the week goes on!

Today is National Pretzel Day so we're taking a break from a healthy and balanced supper and having homemade soft pretzels with cheese sauce and hot dogs instead. Yum! Kind of a fun way to start the week. :-)

** indicates freezer meals.

Monday
To do: soak oatmeal, start bread, soak lentils and rice
B-grilled pb and banana sandwiches ( My attempt to salvage 2 pb sandwiches that we didn't eat on Saturday. The bread was  a little dried out but the grilling and adding banana slices did the trick. They turned out crisp on the outside and gooey on the inside!)
L- leftover buffet
S- homemade soft pretzels with cheese sauce, hot dogs

Tuesday
To do: bake bread
B- oatmeal, bananas
L-leftovers
S- Crockpot- lentil and rice pilaf ( new recipe), green salad with vinaigrette dressing

Wednesday
To do: thaw beef stew, make yogurt
B- eggs, toast
L- out for lunch
S- mac and cheese, salad

Thursday
B- oatmeal, bananas
L-salads
S- beef stew**, mashed potatoes (crockpot)

Friday
To do: plan and prepare food for Sunday
B- banana applesauce muffins, yogurt
L- leftovers or peanut butter sandwiches
S- steak, baked sweet potato, green beans

Saturday
B- quick breakfast before leaving to visit family for the day
L and S- with family

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4 comments:

TJ said...

Your menu's always sound so good. National Pretzel Day - oh my - what will they think of next. I would imagine the pretzel companies started that. ha

Katie said...

Lentil and rice pilaf with the salad sounds delicious!! Menu planning has been a weakness of mine ~ yours looks wonderful! I didn't even know there was a National Pretzel Day ~ cute!

Mary Ann said...

Katie,
The lentils are in the crockpot now and smell delicious! I was having a "brain cloud" yesterday when making my menu and when i read somewhere that it was pretzel day, I thought "why not"? :-)

Mary Ann said...

TJ,

Thanks! I think there's a national day for just about everything. Kinda funny, but can be fun to celebrate sometimes!