Monday, October 8, 2012
As usual, we didn't follow last week's plan 100% but we did fairly well. Thursday at the last minute I found out one of my son's friends was coming over for the afternoon/evening and I didn't really want to be experimenting on a new meal creation with a guest so I ran out to buy flour tortillas and Doritos to have soft tacos and chips with guacamole. What a surprise to hear David say that he had never had a taco before and didn't know how to put it together! We showed him how to do it but he wasn't very adventurous and only ended up putting meat and rice in his tortilla shell. Oh well, more fixings left for the rest of us. :-) Just more proof that Mexican food and Spanish food are not the same thing!
I thought I had a plan for this week but then I remembered to check the calendar for after school parent meetings and the like so I had to do a little rearranging to the plan. I will still have to go to the store for a few ingredients but hopefully can keep the cost as low as possible without the crew feeling deprived. I have one zucchini left from my market trip the other week that I didn't use for last week's soup that I hope to make into zucchini bread for breakfast and morning snacks for the kids to take to school. If it's not too hot to use the oven I will make that tonight or tomorrow morning.
Here goes this week's plan:
chicken parmesan (or chicken sandwiches for those who prefer their chicken patty plain)
Broccoli/egg/cottage cheese casserole with ham chunks added
Skyline chili (using leftover chili from yesterday's Sunday dinner over spaghetti and topped with cheese)
Porkchops and scalloped potatoes
A holiday in Spain and the kids have no school. I think I will try to make a big breakfast to eat while we watch the rebroadcast of the VP debates. Going to try out my friend's sausage seasoning that she gave me to see if I can make sausage gravy over biscuits and see if it will taste anything like what we miss from the States. Will serve with scrambled eggs as well.
Unsure if we will go somewhere for the day so we may end up doing picnic food or just falling into the pizza Friday that the family now expects.
Chicken fettucini alfredo before leaving for our long afternoon at the church
Sandwiches once we get home from choir rehearsal around 9
Ikea meatballs and gravy
mashed potatoes from the crockpot
vegetable (whatever is a good price at Wednesday's market. See the photo above for what I found last Wednesday)
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