Sunday, August 31, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Back to School Edition

(This post was written on my husband's computer because of my daughter waiting until the last three days of summer to do her summer reading assignments for her honors English class on my computer, hence I don't have access to any of my images or pictures. It's boring, sorry.)

For more menu ideas visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.

Summer will officially be over on Wednesday when my kids go back to school. I know, we are much later than most areas of the country but all the public schools in Oregon start after Labor Day and our district starts on the Wednesday after Labor Day.

I started my new job (at my children's elementary school in the library) last week and I LOVE IT! I really love the people at the school and I'm really enjoying the job itself. I have worked at the school off and on in temporary jobs for 4 years and it feels good to be back. It is only 4 hours a day which gives me a life outside of work, too. However, I have the feeling that I'm going to be adjusting this week and feel like I'm working full-time!

With this "adjustment" period in mind, I've planned some easy meals this week.

Breakfasts:
  • Cereal, fruit
  • Oatmeal with berries
  • French Toast on the first day of school
Lunch:
  • Chicken salad sandwiches on croissants (special for the first week of school, I don't normally send croissant sandwiches in the lunch boxes!)
  • turkey sandwiches, fruit,
  • yogurt with granola, homemade granola bars, fruit
  • string cheese, lunch meat, crackers, fruit (or carrot sticks and ranch)
  • Thai noodles (for Hubby and I, the kids won't eat these but we LOVE them!)
Dinners:
  • Cottage Cheese Casserole, veggies with ranch
  • Soup and Bread
  • Chicken Crockpot thing (chicken breasts, Cream of Broccoli and Cheese soup, milk, cook in crockpot til meat falls apart. Shred chicken, serve with sauce over rice)
  • Pasta bake , breadsticks
  • Pancakes, hashbrowns, fruit
  • Friday First Week of School Celebration! Navajo Tacos (Indian fry bread, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc), Spanish rice, chips, fruit salad, hot fudge cake for dessert! We will probably invite friends over to help us celebrate.

8 comments:

ahorne said...

Oooh! Navajo Tacos sound like something hubby & I used to eat at a local restaurant (no longer in business) called 'puffed tacos'. We loved them! I think I'll give these a try. Thanks!!

Lynn said...

We call them Indian Tacos in this part of the country. They are basically the same things. And they are very good.

Sherry said...

Delicious menu! The tacos sound wonderful!!

Nancy M. said...

I really need to do a menu plan one of these days. Glad you like your new job. Sounds like it would be fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog. We do lock up our chickens at night, but the guineas stay out. They usually roost on top of their pen or the chicken coop.

Good luck tomorrow!

learningtobefrugal said...

You've got a great menu! I love how you've titled your chicken dish, "Chicken Crockpot Thing!" Have a fabulous week!

Allie
Learningtobefrugal.com

Renee said...

What's your cottage cheese casserole? Sounds interesting!

Jill said...

The navajo tacos are delish! My kids call them homemade chalupas because they remind them of Taco Bell chalupas. I really, really like them but because of the fried bread, they are a special occasion dish.

Allie - the crockpot recipe is called "Chicken Crockpot Thing" for two reasons. One, I don't know the real name and I can't come up with a better one than the one I originally called it which was "Chicken Goop." Two, my children refuse to let me call it Chicken Goop!!

Renee - the cottage cheese casserole is a really good vegetarian recipe that even meat lovers really like. I'll try to post the recipe later this week.

Thanks all for visiting my blog!

Jill

Nancy said...

The tacos sound wonderful. I don't know that I've ever had fried bread. I'm sure I'd like them.
I'm awaiting the cottage cheese casserole recipe.