Friday, February 5, 2010

Feelin' the peer pressure

Ok, so all you wonderful blogs that I read on a daily basis are constantly posting your menus for the week, so I guess I'll give it a try.

Now, being as I don't usually get my recipes off the Internet unless I'm in a pinch and have the ingredients, and NO idea what to make, I use my tried and true cookbook. I got it on Amazon a couple years ago. It's a Cath Kidston if you can't read the front. I LOVE her, absolutely ADORE her. If I lived in England, I would say, "Long live Cath Kidston!" Her designs are just so cute and friendly and I love that this is a binder I can add too.

The inside has beautiful floral designs, kitschy pages, and alot of room to add more.

It's organized all so neatly. Her doing, not mine.

But, I digress...I was supposed to be writing down my menu for the week. Like Jayme from the Coop Keeper I first organize my shopping trip to include first, what all the meals I'm preparing are for the week, and what I need at the store, (according to where it is located in the store of course, list is according to aisle).

Since our lives feel like madness to the nth degree right now, I have had to come up with some crazy meals that can be made from the time I get home at 3:45 everyday, to the time someone has to be run somewhere.

This schedule is NOT working in my creative favor. I'm in a rut and don't know how to get out. For example, this is my list for the week:

Mon: grilled cheese and tomato soup

Tues: (upwards practice for Grace) ham and cheese loaf, mac and cheese, strawberries from the freezer, carrots and dip

Wed: (grocery night) supper at Applebees

Thurs: (upwards practice for Evan) Chicken Cordon Bleu, fried zucchini rounds, homemade bread, mac and cheese (for those not fond of zucchini rounds).

Fri: smoked sausage and jambalaya rice, homemade bread, lemon lush for dessert

Sat: (upwards games) chicken quesadillas, taco rice and queso sauce, chips and homemade salsa, plantains

Sun: (church till noon, 25 min drive home) Cobb salad, sandwiches for the kids

Mon: (ceramics for Grace till 5pm, 4-h meeting at 7pm) lemon chicken in the skillet, peas, wild rice

Tues: (PTO meeting for me till 5pm, softball skills practice, upwards practice at 6pm, 4-h swine meeting 7pm) Homemade pizza

Wed: (church) ravioli, homemade garlic bread, green beans and bacon, salad

Thurs: (upwards practice) Corn chowder with fiesta tortilla strips, grilled cheese

Fri: ??????Grocery night

See how INSANE that schedule is. Come on, what in the world can I fix for a somewhat healthy supper?

At least I know tonight's meal will include this:

Ah, homemade bread....just see how lovely the buttery top looks, even though it's totally uneven.

Good luck to you all out there planning menus with outrageous schedules. If you have any tips, let me know!


  1. Lorie if I was with you right now you would get a big HUG! that menu is wonderful. When I was running most of our meals were ceral.Shocking I know how did my kids even have the will to play sports? Your bread looks great (another thing I never try.)Aunt Deb


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