Menu Plan Monday - Week of January 4, 2015

Lefse - an essential at holidays around here!

Is anyone else just genuinely surprised at how fast the new year got here?  I am completely shocked.

I am also ready to make some changes in how I do things.  For one thing, while my weight has held steady, I've gained inches around my waist where I have never gained weight before.  That means my stress levels are high so I need to do something about that.  John and I have been talking a lot about how we can make our lives simpler and less stressful and I'm hoping to implement some of those things going forward here in our lives.  I don't think food will change much - we're pretty happy with what we're currently doing and, quite frankly, our budget isn't going to allow for much change at this point.

So, what are we eating, this first full week of 2015?

January 4, 2015, Sunday:
     Breakfast: Fruit and Milk
     Lunch: Leftovers
     Snack: Cereal
     Dinner: Crab Legs (for John's Birthday), Orange Wedges

January 5, 2015, Monday:
      Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Oranges
      Lunch: Leftovers from Saturday night
      Snack: Chex Mix
      Dinner: Venison Gravy, Rice, Orange Wedges and Apple Slices

January 6, 2015, Tuesday:
      Breakfast: Oatmeal with Maple Walnut Cream
      Lunch: Leftover Rice and Gravy
      Snack: Chex Mix
      Dinner: Chicken Divan Casserole, Biscuits, Apple Slices

January 7, 2015, Wednesday:
      Breakfast: Breakfast Biscuits  (Egg, Bacon & Cheese)
      Lunch: Leftover Chicken Divan
      Snack: Chex Mix
      Dinner: Waffles, Bacon, Bananas

January 8, 2015, Thursday:
       Breakfast: Oatmeal with Craisins and Walnuts
       Lunch: Hummus Wraps, Carrot Sticks, Oranges
       Snack: Yogurt
       Dinner: Potato-Corn Chowder, Homemade Bread, Apple-Orange-Banana Salad

January 9, 2015, Friday:
       Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Bananas
       Lunch: Leftover Chowder
       Snack: Yogurt
       Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks (Buddy has a friend over overnight so we opted for this on Friday rather than Saturday)

January 10, 2015, Saturday:
       Breakfast: Pancakes, Bananas
       Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, Tossed Salad
       Snack: Popcorn
       Dinner: Fish Tacos, Tossed Salad, Fruit

The meat all comes from our freezers this week.   I totally forgot to mention that a co-worker bought all of us 2lbs of really nice bacon for a Christmas gift this year.  YUM!  We're working hard to stretch it out and use it for several meals.  Each breakfast sandwich will have 1/2 piece of bacon (it's wide, thick bacon so this is plenty) and the Potato-Corn chowder will use a couple of pieces for topping.  After using some for Christmas earlier, we will still have about 1/2 lb of bacon left after this week.

What are you eating this week?


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