Monday, September 11, 2006
Monday, Monday, Monday. A fresh day in a new week. I actually like Monday. I start the week with a million plans of the things I am going to get done. Monday is the only morning of the week that I never have commitments at the children's school, and I like to get in and do a fair bit of housework to clean away the debris of a weekend full of kids. This morning is beautiful, rainy and peaceful. The perfect day to achieve stuff!
I do have sick children again today. Joshua has had a lingering chest cold, and Christopher has been suffering with a cold that has set off his asthma. They are both snuggled on the couches with blankets, watching a movie. Contented children, in spite of the sniffles.
I am planning a menu for the week today. I used to do it all the time, and have always found it a very successful way to be frugal and take good care of my family's health. I am concerned that we have all been so sick lately, and I have to admit that I have been slacking off in the kitchen. So here's my plan for the week:
Monday: Beef casserole, potato bake (layered potato, onion, french onion soup mix and cream - a winter time favourite!), broccoli and carrots.
Tuesday: Minestrone (slow cooker, because we are at ballet in the afternoon), toast.
Wednesday: Roast chicken, mashed potato, steamed beans, carrots and cauliflower, gravy.
Thursday: Mince (ground beef) and tomato baked rice (Choir night, so I need something hubby can easily finish cooking and serve)
Friday: Fish burgers, salad, on turkish bread. Home made chips for the kids.
We don't really have leftover nights here. I freeze most of the leftovers in individual serves for hubby to take to work for lunches. I also don't need to plan this weekend as we will be visiting family for the weekend. For a lot more great menu plans, check out Menu Plan Monday over at Laura's blog, "I'm an Organizing Junkie".
So that's my Monday in a nutshell! I am going to rush off and do some more cleaning so that I can curl up and stitch all afternoon with a free conscience!