menu planning

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with all this blowing wind and snow covering us deeper and deeper…..i’m craving a good old fashioned meatloaf and mashed potatoes meal. not great timing having just won all these great healthy foodie magazines. i have a standby recipe that i love, but i’m ready to “spice” it up a bit with a zesty topping, and more roasted garlic for the taters….my mouth is watering just thinking about it. at least i only have to wait one day to eat it.

i think my menu planning needs a dash of salt. so…beginning with next week’s menu, i’ll be trying at least one (maybe TWO!) new recipes a week, with a full review from each member in the family of how it tasted. it should be at least interesting, and i’m hoping it inspires YOU to try new recipes for your family (i have a very picky 6 year old who seems to change what he’s picky about on a weekly basis. he keeps me on my toes, to say the least!).

without further ado, this week’s menu…

Monday breakfast: baked oatmeal, clementines

dinner: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, petit pois

Tuesday breakfast: malt-o-meal, oranges

dinner: fiesta salad (shredded chicken with homemade taco seasoning served over rice with lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, black beans, coconut, and salsa as toppings)

Wednesday breakfast: eggs and toast (adam and sawyer), oats-n-toast (rowan and me)

dinner: sweet and sour meatballs over rice, steamed edameme

Thursday breakfast: homemade cinnamon pretzels and oatmeal, clementines

dinner: OUT

Friday breakfast: cold cereal and fruit

dinner: roast chicken, baked rice, big ol’ salad

Saturday breakfast: daddy’s famous pancakes with homemade berry sauce/compote

dinner: homemade pizza, big ol’ salad

Sunday breakfast: pumpkin bread french toast, homemade applesauce

dinner: OUT