Menu Plan Monday - Week of January 11, 2015

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls - Before Frosting, that is!

It's another cold week here in Minnesota - I guess it's cold all over the country!   Brrr.  Either way, I'm thinking of hibernating until spring!  Warm food is the key here this week.  We've been drinking a lot of hot chocolate, coffee and tea around here.

John has meetings or events at church Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week so I asked the kids what they wanted and they voted on pizza twists and chicken noodle soup.  My go-to on Wednesday nights when John has Confirmation at church is waffles - then I can make an extra batch and freeze them for later!  So that's the game-plan on Wednesday night this week.  The kids have gotten into scrambled eggs lately so that's an inexpensive, easy breakfast that we all enjoy now.  I like that!  Not to mention some protein is good for breakfast...I like that!

Here's what we're eating:

Sunday, January 11:
   Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Yogurt and Sliced Apples
   Lunch: Cinnamon Biscuit Twists, Orange Wedges
   Snack: Cinnamon Rolls
   Dinner: At a church function

Monday, January 12:
   Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls
   Lunch: Leftovers
   Snack: Nuts, Leftover Cinnamon Rolls
   Dinner: Fish Tacos, Orange Wedges (we didn't eat this last week, so tonight it is!)

Tuesday, January 13:
    Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
    Lunch: Leftover Tacos
    Snack: Leftover Cinnamon Rolls
    Dinner: Pizza Twists, Tossed Salad

Wednesday, January 14:
    Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Oatmeal Muffins, Apple Slices
    Lunch: Leftover Soup from the Freezer
    Snack: Sukkarkakke (Sugar Cake - a type of pound cake)
    Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner: Waffles, Sausage, Blueberry Sauce (from the freezer)

Thursday, January 15:
    Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
    Lunch: Cut Veggies with Hummus, Oranges, Yogurt
    Snack: Sukkarkakke
    Dinner: Chicken Noodle Soup (in the crockpot), Homemade Bread, Apple Slices

Friday, January 16:
   Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Bananas
   Lunch: PB&J Sandwiches, Cut Veggies
   Snack: Sukkarrkakke
   Dinner: Spaghetti with Tomato/Veggie Sauce, Tossed Salad

Saturday, January 17:
   Breakfast: Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits, Oranges
   Lunch: Soup from the Freezer, Tuan and Veggie Sandwiches
   Snack: Sukkarkakke
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

We still have a lot of soup in the freezer from December and we're trying to eat through that.  I also have three turkey carcasses and a ham bone that I want to make soup with some time soon.  I do need to empty and defrost the freezer before summer rolls around again.  Right now that seems so far away but I know it will come quickly!  I made a huge batch of granola this past week so if I get really stuck for snacks, I will serve that with yogurt that I have in the fridge. 

What are you eating this week?


  1. We are eating corn chowder -- our warm soup on these cold nights. Chili was on the menu last week. Pork chops and applesauce, and probably garlic spaghetti on the night we all have meetings.


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