Monday, January 15, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Well, after taking a not-quite planned break during the Christmas holidays, I'd like to get back to participating in menu-plan Monday. There's been a slight change in my menu planning. Dh and I both have significant amounts of weight to lose, and are low-carbing it. It is a challenge to me to plan menus that will be low-carb and the kids will still eat. I'm working on improving the kids diet, too, as I've gotten really lazy in that regard lately. One step at a time, though! Here's my menu for this week:

Monday: Pork Butt Roast with vegetables (I'll probably just cook this with onions and garlic), sauteed cabbage, rice for the kids

Tuesday: We're having late-lunch company over today, so I'm planning a nice luncheon and then just leftover munchies for dinner. Lunch will be: Curry Chicken Salad (I'll add a bit of onion and a handful of walnuts to this recipe), plain chicken chunks for the kids, simple lettuce and tomato salad, good bread or rolls for kids and guests, and a low-carb cheesecake for dessert.

Wednesday: Vegetable Beef Soup (I'll minimize the carrots, peas, and corn, perhaps cooking them separately and only adding them to the kids' bowls), bread and butter for the kids, and a small side salad

Thursday: Spaghetti Pork Chops (thanks Org Junkie - sounds yummy!) made with low-carb tomato soup, pasta for the kids, broccoli with cheese sauce

Friday: low-carb Tuna Casserole, egg noodles for kids, green beans with butter

Saturday: Pizza day! Easy Pizza for the kids, and for mom and dad's crust, we'll try this.

Sunday: Beef roast, french fries for the kids (frozen, no trans fat kind), some sort of vegie, maybe something else...

Well, that's my week - how are all of you doing? I've missed this!


Terri said...

I have to try your low-carb tuna casserole recipe!

Your boys are too cute!

Sandra said...

What a great menu, and I'm ALL over that low carb cheesecake LOL

Thanks for sharing :)

Rona's Home Page said...

Our family follows a low fat, no sugar diet. We eat alot of veggies, and not much bread. And desserts are kept in the home. If we want something sweet, it's once a week and it's from one of my diabetic cookbooks.
Our teen makes a terrific apple pie. I also made a banana cream pie.
Enjoy your week and enjoy your low carb cheesecake.

org junkie said...

You'll be having the pork chops a day before me so be sure to let me know if it isn't
Have a great week,

Meredith said...

Thanks--I always appreciate a few new low carb entree suggestions!

Barb, sfo said...

Sounds like a great week of recipes.