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!


Tanya said...

Love that picture. So fresh - just what you talked about in your post. I'm hoping this is the start of a great, tragedy-free week :)

Annie said...

I love hearing someone else call ground beef mince...I'm from Scotland and grew up with mince (no one else knew what I was talking about)!!

org junkie said...

Hello! Sorry to hear about your sick kiddos. Mine middle child suffers from asthma so I know how hard it can be. Your menu looks terrific. Laura

Vicki said...

Very cool pic, Emma! I'm sorry to hear that you still have some sick kiddos. Good luck with your weekly menu planning. Wish we were better about doing that.

~Velda said...

Emma you're so organized! Bravo! love the picture

Jenny said...

Great menu!! That potato bake sounds delicious!

Lisa (Froggyhead) said...

I always feel so much better when I make a menu. Have I done it in the last 6 months? Of course not. lol Maybe I'll sit down and make one now. :)