Sunday, September 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday


Happy 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:

Sunday:
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

Monday:
B-oatmeal with berries
L-leftovers
S-eat at church meeting. Not sure what I'm taking yet.

Tuesday:
B-eggs and toast
L-leftovers
S-bean tostados with tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and salsa, based loosely on this idea, rice

Wednesday:
B-oatmeal, fruit
L-leftovers
S-creamy mac and cheese(new recipe), steamed veggies

Thursday:
B-eggs, toast
L-leftovers
S-fish and veggie packets, honey roasted butternut squash. One of my favorite ways to eat squash!

Friday:
B-oatmeal or other hot cereal, fruit
L-leftovers
S-sloppy joes on homemade rolls, pickles, some kind of veggie

Saturday:
B-pancakes**, fruit
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!

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi Mary Ann,
Looks good. I cook Cream Of Rice for dh for breakfast as a hot cereal and he loves it with a touch of honey.
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Mary Ann said...

Elizabeth-
I forgot about that. We love Cream of Wheat too! Thanks for your comment!
--Mary Ann

SnoWhite said...

We love baked oatmeal at our place, and have found homemade granola to be a great way to get in more oats!

shopannies said...

sounds very healthy