We are going to be away next weekend so I only need to plan the menu through Friday lunch for this week. That is nice and the plan came together fairly quickly. I was able to plan most of it from food I have on hand so I think I can get away with just a quick walk to the local store for just one or two more items. For example we are all out of butter so I will need to pick that up tomorrow plus some ground beef for the burritos, and a bag of broccoli and a box of rice. I am thinking of having a standard rotation for breakfast to see if we can get the mornings to move smoothly without having cold cereal everyday. Besides being a bit boring, it is also expensive. I'll try that next week. If that works maybe I can try to do something similar in the daily snacks that the kids bring to eat during recess. (They don't pack a full lunch because the schoolday ends at 2pm and everyone heads home to eat the midday meal which is typically the big meal of the day here in Spain.)
Here's the plan for this week:
Breakfast: toast and poptarts (an unusual treat but we found the poptarts on 1/2 price sale at the american import store.)
Lunch: sandwiches (egg salad or pb&j)
Dinner: Spaghetti with sausages, baguette bread
Breakfast: Oil bread (left over baguette bread cut in half, toasted on the griddle and drizzled with olive oil and salt. The boys love it -- very Spanish)
Lunch: leftover spaghetti
Dinner: chicken and gravy (left over from Sunday's meal at the church)
Wednesday -- First Day of School for the preschool Princess and the two elementary boys
Breakfast: Oatmeal (I cook plain oatmeal and they can top it with their choice of brown sugar, apples and cinnamon, honey, raisins, maple syrup, etc)
Lunch: quiche (To feed my crew we need two so one is bacon and cheese and the other is broccoli and ham)
Dinner: grilled cheese sandwiches
Breakfast: cold cereal
Lunch: Broasted chicken and fried potatoes
Friday -- First Day of School for our "institute man" (our oldest begins secondary school this year --the equivalent of 7th grade -- but known here as the first year of institute.)
Breakfast: scrambled eggs and toast
Lunch: Tuna fish sandwiches and then we will hit the road.
Dinner: We'll look for a place to eat on the road or once we arrive at our destination. Most likely McDonald's but we'll see what is in the area.
Head on over to Laura's to see tons of great menus for the week.