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Thursday, November 3, 2011

November Meal Plan

With such a hectic end of summer and beginning of fall, I have been in such a slump!  Even our school year was off to a rough start!  I didn't even have time to blog, lol.  I am happy to say that we are FINALLY settling back into a good routine around here. 

I just about have the house back in tip top shape, we are getting back into a better school day schedule and I have come up with a quicker and easier way to do our meal planning.  This month, I tried something new :)  I went through all of our old weekly menu's, recipes, etc.  and I typed and printed a list of all the things we eat (breakfast, lunch and dinner).  I cut each item out seperately into little strips and folded them all in half.  They were all seperated into categories of breakfast, lunch and dinner.  One category at a time we put them in a bucket and shook them up.  Since we alternate hot and cold breakfast days, we filled in our "cereal" days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday) first on the breakfast portion of our menu.  We also filled in every Friday dinner with "Fabulous Friday" because each Friday we will do something special (whether it be pizza delivery, take out, eat in, etc.) followed by family game night or a living room campout or an all night movie marathon.  Every Saturday breakfast is a "your choice" day and dinner was filled in with "Something New" as once a week, we try something we haven't tried before.  After all of our prefilled areas were filled in, the kids took turns picking an item and each time they picked one, it was added to the next available spot on the menu.  This was a great way to plan our menu!  Granted, we need to add in all of our sides now...but it was so much faster and there was no fuss! is our menu for November!

November 1
B - cereal
L - Spaghetti
D - Fish n Chips, Mac & Cheese

November 2
B - Sausage Sandwhiches
L - Grilled Cheese
D - Grilled Chicken Sandwhiches, Cajun Potato Fries, Fruit

November 3
B - Cereal
L - Hot Dogs
D - Sausage, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Pancakes & Bacon

November 4
B - Bacon & Eggs
L - Salami Rolls & Turkey, Fruit
D - Fab Friday - Pizza Night

November 5
B - Cereal
L - Mac & Cheese, Hot Dogs
D - Something New - Ratatouille

November 6
B - Your Choice
L - Skyline
D - Chicken Enchiladas, Corn w/ red peppers

November 7
B - Bagels
L - Cold Cut Sandwhiches, Fruit
D - Pork Chop Apple Bake, Baked Beans, Baked Potatoes

November 8
B - Cereal
L - Chicken Patty Sandwhiches, corn
D - Sloppy Joes, Fries, Applesauce

November 9
B - Toaster Strudels
L - Grilled Cheese, Fruit
D - Chicken n Dumplings, corn, mac & cheese

November 10
B - Cereal
L - Hot Dogs & Chips
D - Braised Beef and Garlic White Beans

November 11
B - Waffles
L - Ramen Noodles
D - Fab Friday

November 12
B - Cereal
L - Salad, Soup
D - Something New

November 13
B - Your Choice
L - PB&J, Fruit
D - Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, Peas

November 14
B - French Toast
L - Chicken Nuggets & fries
D - Turkey Chili, tortilla chips

November 15
B - Cereal
L - Skyline Chili
D - Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes & gravy, green beans

November 16
B - Sausage & eggs
L - Stuffed Baked Potatoes
D - Spicy Chicken Stir-fry

November 17
B - Cereal
L - Mac & Cheese
D - Skyline Chili, Chili Cheese Fries, Garlic Bread

November 18
B - Pancakes
L - Bologna, cheese & crackers, Fruit
D - Fabulous Friday

November 19
B - Cereal
L - Pizza Rolls
D - Something New

November 20
B - Your Choice
L - Chicken Wings, misc. appetizers (gotta love football)
D - Brats & Potatoes

November 21
B - Muffins
L - Corn Dogs
D - Beef Stroganoff, dinner rolls

November 22
B - Cereal
L - PB&J, fruit
D - Tacos

November 23
B - Breakfast Burritos
L - Ramen Noodles
D - BBQ Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Spinach

November 24
B - Cereal

November 25
B - Homeade Donuts
L - Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Salad
D - Fabulous Friday

November 26
B - Cereal
L - Pizza Rolls
D - Something New

November 27
B - Your Choice
L - Salad
D - Rotini & italian sausage, broccoli, garlic bread

November 28
B - Omelets
L - Tacos
D - Ham, mac & cheese, green beans

November 29
B - Cereal
L - Grilled Cheese
D - Pepper Steak

November 30
B - Pancakes
L - Sloppy Joes
D - Chicken Divan

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