Monday, June 13, 2011

Planning Monday

We've had a very full weekend and looking forward to a very busy week ahead as well! Planning is key!

To Do:

1) Clean up debris from Saturday night's thunderstorm.

2) Continue working on some freezer cooking; my plan is to do one item each day so that by the end of the week, I have a nice stack of meal components ready. This list shows just how simple freezer cooking can be! Except for the roast, these are all things I'll be cooking anyways, so I'm just making extra for later!
  • Cook beef roast; slice/shred and freeze in meal portions. In crockpot now.
  • Crockpot spaghetti sauce: freeze in 2-3 cup containers.
  • Bake pan of brown rice: bag in 2 cup portions.
  • Cook extra lentils: freeze in 1-2 cup bags.
  • Brown several pounds ground beef; separate into 2 cup portions. 
3) Get hair cut. **
4) Clean trash cans. **

** From last week's list.

What are you up to this week?

Fun for the Kidlets:
Activities for the childcare kids ages 2 months, 1 year and 5 years. Most of these things are for the 5 year old while the babies are sleeping.

All Kids
**Make Father's Day gifts. It's a surprise! One hint-- it includes paint! With adapting, each child will be able to participate to some capacity.

5 year old
**Do this Father's Day letter with 5 year old. Depending on whether he would like to do it! Cute idea.
**Activity bags. 
**Free play with art box. He loves making things and I keep a box filled with basic art supplies and a few random recycled items for creating to his heart's content!

Outside activities for 5 and 1 year old

Simple seems to be the current food theme at our house! With higher temperatures, I've been serving more cool meals and cooking a lot in the crockpot and grill rather than heating up the oven. My days are very busy so these methods also help me to get yummy nutritious meals on the table without spending hours in the kitchen.

**scrambled eggs with veggies (5x)
** hard-boiled eggs, meat (1x)

1) leftover buffet using up odds and ends in the fridge
2) tuna salad lettuce wraps, celery sticks, hard-boiled eggs
3) leftovers
4) hard-boiled eggs, cheese, veggies
5) leftovers
6) Pack lunch-- cold meat, veggies, hard-boiled eggs, cheese, fruit, yogurt

Most meals include a vegetable and/or salad.

1) Sausage, shrimp, pepper, zucchini and onion stir-fry with rice
2) Lentils cooked with tomatoes, green chilies, and onions (crockpot)
3) Meeting-- TBD
4) Spaghetti squash (cooked in crockpot) served with meat sauce
5) Bunless burgers (grill) with tomatoes, cheese and lettuce
6) Eat out

Peaches, bananas, yogurt, fruit smoothies, applesauce

**This post is part of Menu Plan Monday!

Have a great week!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Your menu looks great & healthy! We try to limit carbs at night! Also, I wanted to invite you to a new linky I started in Wednesdays for sharing healthy ideas, tips, going "green" suggestions, alternative medicine, etc. and I hope you'll join in!