Sunday, September 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - Rainy Day Edition

The last few weeks have been SO busy! I started a new job (which I love), gave two newspaper interviews - for The Oregonian and The Gresham Outlook, testified before our city council again, and wrote a response to one of the newspaper articles. In addition I have gotten lots of email, phone calls, etc of support for my chicken fight. I need EASY recipes this week!! Monday is my son's birthday and he wants Dutch Babies which is easy and yummy. And some family favorites which are easy.

  • cereal (Albertsons had a sale and I bought 40 boxes of cereal for $1 each)
  • Homemade bread toast with jam
  • oatmeal with berries
  • brown rice, black beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream. (One of my all-time favorite meals for lunch!)
  • lunch meat sandwiches, fruit, pretzels
  • whatever else people want to put in their lunches (I've got lots of good lunch stuff around, in addition to Cinnamon Bread Delight, lemon poppyseed muffins, granola bars)
  • Wagon Wheel Chili (boil some wagon wheel pasta, drain, add a can of your favorite chili, a small can of tomato sauce and some garlic powder, stir and serve), biscuits, fruit
  • Spaghetti Carbonara, tomatoes, - (the link is for a recipe which is similar to the one I make except we of course make much, much more! We also use bacon instead of pancetta - I'm sure the pancetta is much more authentic but it is also much more expensive! And I have bacon in my freezer!)
  • Dutch Babies (German pancakes), for Kaden's birthday
  • Soup and bread (in the crockpot hopefully. The soup not the bread)
  • Bean burritos, rice, fruit
I'm going to be ordering a new crockpot (because mine is crud!) so hopefully it will get here before the end of the week.

Org Junkie is having a "Family Favorites" menu plan Monday, check it out for lots more menus and recipes.


Nancy M. said...

I just wanted to wish your son a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Sonshine said...

WOW! what a busy week you have had! I hope that change for the better for you! :)

Happy Birthday to your son!

Enjoy your yummy week! :)

Frugal Finds said...

Nice blog!!

Lindsay said...

Okay - I think it's hilarious that you actually bought 40 boxes of cereal! LOL.....I mean, that's an awesome deal and all, but I would have loved to seen the look on the checkout boys/gals face!

I'm going to check out that spaghetti cab. Mmmm.

Nancy said...

Isn't that Cinnamon Bread Delight the best? I've made two batches in the last 2 weeks. Our girls absolutely love it! Me too.

40 boxes of cereal for $40? What a great bargain. I wouldn't have enough space to store it.

Jill said...

My philosophy is that when I find a killer deal, I buy as many as I can. The really funny thing is that I had bought about 30 boxes when they were on sale for $1 a box at Safeway two weeks earlier. We now have about 70 boxes of cereal in our Crazyville Food Shoppe. My husband (the master of spacial relations) has them stacked and stashed so they all fit.

My kids love cereal (so does Hubby) and I can justify it when it is $1 a box!


P.S. My son loved reading birthday greetings to HIM on the internet - he's famous!!!