Menu Plan Monday - Week of August 25th, 2012

Our "typical" back-to-school breakfast.
This week is back-to-school week for us.  The kiddos start 2nd grade already.  They are more than ready. Mom? Not so sure!  They have a three day week this week and are home with me the other two days. I'm excited to have a couple of days home with them before we really kick it into high gear here!

When the children started 3-year-old preschool, we started a breakfast tradition on the first day of school of having doughnuts for breakfast.  The kids chose and we said "sure!".  It's the one day per year when they get doughnuts for breakfast, so we can certainly live with that!  The picture above was taken on the first day of kindergarten (I neglected to take a photo last year), and I'm pretty sure we're up to two doughnuts and a whole orange a piece, especially since Buddy is in the middle of a growth spurt (mothers of boys out there - look out!).  That boy can out-eat John and I combined when he's growing!

Here's what we're eating during our back-to-school week:

Sunday, August 26:
  Breakfast: Cereal and Milk
  Lunch: Baked Eggs, Cinnamon Biscuit Twists, Melon-Banana-Strawberry Salad
  Snack: Dairy Queen (Total splurge since I danced my way through a local parade and John and the kids had been doing yard work for over 2 1/2 hours!)
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Bread sticks

Monday, August 27:
  Breakfast: Waffles and Bananas
  Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Yogurt, Strawberries
  Snack: Popcorn
  Dinner: Pork Loin, Easy Corn Salad, Cantaloupe and Musk Melon

Tuesday, August 28, First Day of 2nd Grade:
  Breakfast: Doughnuts, Bananas and Strawberries
  Lunch: Hot Lunch for Kids, Leftovers for Adults
  Snack: Yogurt
  Dinner: Sesame Chicken, Rice, Cantaloupe and Musk Melon
  Desert: Homemade Ice Cream with Friends

Wednesday, August 29:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Almonds and Craisins
   Lunch: Apples with Peanut Butter, Yogurt, Cut Veggies, Oatmeal Cookie
   Snack: Oatmeal Cookie
   Dinner: Pot Luck at Church: Bring a Tossed Salad

Thursday, August 30:
   Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
   Lunch: Hot for Kids, Leftovers for Adults
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner:  Ham Sandwiches, Cut Veggies, Grape-Melon-Banana Salad

Friday, August 31:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Banana-Peanut Butter Smoothies
   Lunch; French Toast with Strawberries
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner: Hot Dogs and Veggies on the Grill, Melon

Saturday, September 1:
   Breakfast: Cinnamon Coffee Cake
   Lunch: Salad with Salmon and Mandarin Oranges
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner:  Turkey Calzones, Strawberry-Melon-Grape Salad

What are you eating this week? Head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie! to share.


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