06 May 2013

Menu Planning Monday

It's Monday ... and life is back to normal now, I suppose!

We had a wonderful time on our cruise. 8 days out at sea, with stops in Aruba, Grand Turk, The Dominican Republic and Curacao. The water was blue, the sand soft, the weather warm and enjoyable. We ate our meals in quiet, and didn't have to intervene with two fighting, screaming children.

We missed them terribly, don't get me wrong!! But a few days away were completely refreshing!! And it was nice to have a break from the cooking and cleaning for a few days, as well.

Since we are back and well rested, its time to get back in the kitchen!! This will be the last week that I'll have to make a menu completely on my own, for awhile! Thanks to Elizabeth, I was turned onto eMeals, and fell in love with some of their menu ideas! Seriously -- check them out! But here's what we'll be eating this week:

Monday:  Banana Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, fresh fruit
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde with salad and brown rice [a veggie for the kids]
Wednesday: Italian Style Shrimp with brown rice and a vegetable
Thursday: Cabbage Rolls with veggies for the kids [who wont eat the cabbage!]
Friday: BBQ Chicken Slow Cooker Soft Tacos  [with mangoes and a veggie for L]
Saturday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches with picnic fixings at the park [following the linked recipe, only substituting canned chicken for tuna!]
Sunday: Hot dogs on the grill with BBQ Baked Beans and Tomato Pita Salad

So tell me -- what are you eating this week? Have a menu posted up? A fun, new, delicious recipe? Make sure you go over and link up with Elizabeth and Jane and see who's table you want to crash, whose recipes you'd like to borrow, and maybe make a few new friends. At the dinner table, the more, the merrier, in my book!


  1. It's amazing how much you can miss cooking when you are away.

  2. Ahhh, I totally need to start planning out our meals. It'd save so much stress! Glad to hear you had a good time on your cruise! I'm super jealous! :)

  3. You are so organized! I didn't figure out what I was making for dinner tonight until 6PM!