Menu Monday – Back To School

menu mondayIt’s Menu Monday time.  I have to admit that I’m wondering if this series still fits with my blog.  I don’t mind sharing what I’m planning to cook each week, but I have to admit… does anyone really care?

Let me know in the comments if you feel strongly one way or the other.  Or just vote in the poll (right sidebar).

Since we’re starting school this week, I am keeping things as simple as I can.  I want foods that I know my kids will eat and I know will be easy for me to fit into the day as we all adjust to living on school time.  Cooking meals that leave enough to fill a lunchbox are two is a bonus.

So this week’s Menu Monday is a back to basics kind of affair.

Monday (the night before school starts):  Bistro Chicken with macaroni and cheese and a big salad.  I’ll make extra chicken for lunch boxes.

Tuesday: Tacos with all the trimmings.  Not ground beef tacos.  I’m thinking pulled pork from the crockpot.

Wednesday: Hamburgers served with a big plate of raw fruits and veggies.

Thursday: Spaghetti with salad and garlic bread.  Because my family requested it.

Friday: Pizza Night

Saturday: No clue, I’m hoping I don’t cook.

Sunday:  Grilled chicken again. I’m boring.

What’s for lunch?

I am not going to take pictures of the kids lunches and post them to my blog.  I might pop them on Instagram, but not likely.  I don’t “do” cute food.

I’m planning on sending them with cheese and ham slices with crackers for the first day of school.  I’ll add in fruit and something yummy.  This time of year, they get water for lunch.  They’ll be outside 20 to 30 minutes (split into sections) even though it’s blazing hot here.  (August in Texas is best viewed from indoors y’all).

What’s the verdict?

I seriously am considering dropping “menu monday” from my blog’s lineup.  I’ll keep doing it, but only if you tell me you can’t live without it.

Otherwise, I’ll drop it as a regular feature.  I’ll still share special ideas as they fit.

I even stuck a poll up on my right sidebar – vote early and vote often. 🙂

What’s the verdict?  What’s on your menu this week?

Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. I like this menu monday babe. I think its a great idea to share what you’re cooking and to help you plan it out. I am not sure what I am doing this week. Probably simple things today, since son is sick and we got back yesterday.

    I have been saving photos of my son’s lunches and will do a big post of all his/our lunches soon, so I like that idea. It’s good to share inspiration.

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