Menu Plan Monday - Week of September 11, 2016

Okay, so that's not a food photo, in terms of an actual meal, but it's a food photo since it's part of the kitchen garden at the Oliver Kelley Farm in Elk River, MN.  You can read more about the Oliver Kelley Farm here.

We visited there using our Minnesota Historical Society membership and the children love that they get to try everything out. It's a living history farm and truly a great place for a family visit. There's something even for the little ones!

Our garden isn't anywhere near that impressive but I'm loving the produce we get.  I'm also very grateful that I don't just have to eat from our garden.  We'd do pretty well with some things and not so good with others.  Tomatoes? Check!  Carrots?  Not so much.

It's a mostly normal school week for us this week.  Here's what we're eating:
Sunday, September 11:
   Breakfast: Smoothies
   Lunch: Veggie and Cheese Calzones
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner: Fried White Fish, Couscous, Steamed Broccoli, Watermelon

Monday, September 12:
    Breakfast:  Eggs and Toast
    Lunch: Fish Tacos, Carrot and Celery Sticks
    Snack: Peanut Butter Cookies
    Dinner: Pulled Pork, Buns, Carrot Sticks, Watermelon

Tuesday, September 13:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cashews and Raspberries
    Lunch: Apples with Peanut Butter, Carrot Sticks, Yogurt
    Snack; Peanut Butter Cookies
    Dinner: BLT's, Carrot Sticks, Pears

Wednesday, September 14:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Sliced Apples
   Lunch: Wheatberry Salad with Spinach and Craisins
   Snack: Yogurt
   Dinner: At Church: Bring Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini Bread

Thursday, September 15:
    Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
    Lunch: Zucchini Bread, Apple or Pear, Yogurt
    Snack: Peanut Butter Cookies
    Dinner: Maple Dijon Chicken, Rice, Watermelon

Friday, September 16:
   Breakfast: Waffles with Raspberries and Cashews
   Lunch: Leftover Maple Dijon Chicken and Rice
   Snack: Peanut Butter Cookies
   Dinner: Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks

Saturday, September 17:
   Brunch: Lemon Scones, Bacon, Apple-Watermelon-Mandarin Orange Salad
   Snack: Big Soft Pretzels
   Dinner: Cashew Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Lemon Butter Kohlrabi 

We're trying something new with only two meals on Saturday - brunch about 10am and then dinner about 5pm with a larger snack about 2 or 3pm.  Saturdays seem to get off to a slow start for us so I'm hoping this works well for us.  On weeknights we eat about 630/7pm due to our work schedules so eating at 5 seems way early for us but I think that with the new meals, that should be about right.  I do get up about 6am every day of the week, so I will need a snack (probably a piece of fruit or a smoothie) but everyone else gets up later so they should be fine until brunch.  We'll see how it goes!

What are you eating this week?


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