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!