Sunday, August 24, 2008

Menu Plan for August 24 -30 (A Big Bag of Potatoes!)


When I plan my menus, a lot of though goes into it. I decide what the weather will be like (ie, should we have salads and BBQ or casseroles and soup?), what my schedule will like (quick easy meals because we will be away a lot or more time intensive because I'm home and not so busy?), I factor in the budget that week (cheap meals?), and lot of other things.

Sometimes, however, my choices are made for me, at least in part. My husband brought this home from work the other day:That is 15 lbs of taters, my friends. We be having taters this week.

So with that in mind, and keeping in mind that I start my new job this week, this is what we will be having to eat this week:

Breakfasts
  • baked oatmeal (with leftovers for snacks and other breakfasts)
  • leftover whole-wheat pan rolls with butter and honey
  • French toast (we have tons of eggs right now so I'll make extra and freeze for first day of school breakfast next week)
  • cereal (Safeway is having an AMAZING sale on cereal and I'm buying it for $1 a box so I'm stocking up!)
Lunches
  • leftover dinners
  • one-eyed egyptians
  • Ramen noodles (one last time before school starts and they get brown-bag lunches)
  • Soup
  • Mashed Potato Patties, fruit
Dinners
  • Baked potato soup with homemade whole-wheat pan rolls
  • Vegetable Pie (no potatoes but it uses up zucchini from the garden!)
  • Baked Potatoes with broccoli and cheese, tomato and basil salad (from the garden)
  • Spanish Tortilla, stuffed tomatoes (from the garden!)
  • Meatballs and mashed potatoes, veggies from the garden (make extra mashed potatoes for mashed potato patties)
Hopefully the family won't scream "NO MORE POTATOES!" at me on Thursday.


For more menu ideas, visit Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday.

Jill

6 comments:

Kristen said...

I never get sick of potatoes :)
Your menu looks great.

FrugalWannabe said...

I had to use up a big bag of potatoes like that and ended up mashing a whole 'mess of them and freezing in meal size portions. It's so nice to microwave a quick side dish on nights when I don't have time to cook up something.

Stacy said...

Your menu looks good. I've never heard of One-eyed Egyptians!

I've dealt with big bags of potatoes before.

If you have any leftovers....I wrote a post a while back about ways to use up leftover mashed potatoes. If you want to check it out it is here:
http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/AussieinAmerica/423750/

Hope you have a great week,
Stacy

Kristi said...

What a romantic! Just kidding. Your menu looks great. Blessings to you.

Family O'Foxes said...

I LOVE potatoes. I get mine at Costco.
Nice to see another "oregonian".

~Amy

Nancy said...

I love potatoes. They're such a versatile food -- dress 'em up or dress 'em down.

Good luck with the new job.