Menu Plan Monday - Week of August 31, 2014

Aren't these cute?  A friend got them for us last week to celebrate John's first week of Internship!
This is a busy week - first week of the semester! I'm not sure who it's busier for, the teachers or the students!  Anyway, the children and I start this week and the church switches from summer programming to fall with Rally Sunday (our big kick-off for school-year programming) on the 7th.  Some of the children's activities start this week, some start next week.  I'm not sure if that's easing into things or not.  Either way, I *think* we've come up with a reasonable plan to get through the semester without overspending our grocery budget! 

A couple of quick notes about this week:   We have a tradition of serving doughnuts on the first day of school - this started when the children were 3 years old so I don't think we're going to quit any time soon!  We also meet some friends for ice cream after dinner that evening and we will be using a gift card to pay for that.  Both John and I are taking our lunches now and we both have refrigerators and microwaves at work - such a HUGE blessing!  John is also eating breakfast at home now - something he didn't do before so we have had to adjust our menus to accommodate his breakfast taste too! 

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, August 31:
   Breakfast: Cereal and Milk
   Lunch: BLT's, Cut Veggies, Tiger Melon
   Snack: Homemade Sugar Cookies
   Dinner: Lebanese Lentil and Rice Pilaf with Blackened Onions, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, and Orange Wedges

Monday, September 1, Labor Day:
     Breakfast: Buttermilk Coffee Cake
     Lunch:  Hot Dogs, Corn on the Cob, Potatoes (all on the grill), Grape-Plum-Pear Salad
     Snack: Leftover Coffee Cake
     Dinner; Eggplant Parmesan, Bread, Plums

Tuesday, September 2, First Day of 4th Grade:
    Breakfast: Doughnuts, Banana-Blueberry Smoothies
    Lunch: Leftovers for Adults, Hot Lunch for the Children
    Snack: Sugar Cookies, Goldfish Crackers
    Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks
    Dessert: Ice Cream

Wednesday, September 3:
    Breakfast: Breakfast Sandwiches (Biscuits with Ham and Egg)
    Lunch: Turkey Sandwich, Cut Veggies, Plum
    Snack: Sugar Cookies, Goldfish Crackers
    Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup in the Crockpot, Bread, Sliced Pears

Thursday, September 4:
     Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Orange Wedges
     Lunch: Leftover Soup, Bread, Cut Veggies
     Snack: Sugar Cookies, Goldfish Crackers
     Dinner: Veggie Stir Fry, Rice, Plums

Friday, September 5:
     Breakfast: Spiced Pancakes with Applesauce
     Lunch: Leftovers for Adults, Hot Lunch for Children
     Snack: Sugar Cookies, Goldfish Crackers
     Dinner: Vegetarian Chili, Cornbread, Pears or Plums

Saturday, September 6:
     Breakfast: Maple Oat Scones
     Lunch: Baked Potatoes with Leftover Chili, Cut Veggies
     Snack: Sugar Cookies
     Dinner: Fried Tilapia, Couscous, Roasted Summer Squash

What are you eating this week?


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