Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Salmon rissoles, broccoli and carrot in cheese sauce.

Tuesday: Sloppy Joe baked potatoes, salad of spinach leaves, grated carrot, tomato. avocado.

Wednesday: Spaghetti with roasted pumpkin, pesto and fetta.

Thursday: Beef casserole, mashed potato and sweet potato, green vegies.

Friday: Lasagne, salad (cos lettuce, grated carrot, tomato, green onions).

I don't have to cook next weekend as we'll be off visiting family. The hardest part of my menu planning at the moment is catering for a toddler. He eats so well during the day, lots of fruit, yoghurt and cheese, wholemeal bread, but at evening he refuses dinner almost every night. I am not too worried, but I try to make sure there is one thing on the plate each night that he will eat. Even if he only eats grated carrot on some nights. All the kids went through this phase, and came out the other side. I just have to hope it doesn't last long. Don't forget to take a look at the other delicious menus at Organizing Junkie's blog

Other breaking news in our house this week: Our first lovebird egg hatched! Later on today, when I've bought new batteries for my camera, I'll try and take a picture. It's so tiny, the size of a baby's little finger!

Also: Joshua is on day two of toilet training in earnest. We have tried off and on for months, but he's been holding on tight to his infancy. Weaning took forever, he's been very insistant that he still needs his nappies, and let's not even discuss the empty bed in The Boys' Room. But yesterday he went the whole day with only one accident while playing outside, and even woke dry from his nap. Today I had to coax him back into his underwear, but the lure of a dinosaur print proved irresistable. I was thrilled when, this morning, he spontaneously hopped up and went to the toilet by himself. I am so proud!


Anonymous said...

It all sounds great...thanks for sharing....sweet potatos sound good I need to add this to my list next week

Margaret said...

Spaghetti with roasted pumpkin, pesto and fetta sounds WONDERFUL!!! Do you just roast the pumpkin in the oven and mash it?

Yay Joshua!!!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...


And yay for Joshua (a name very close to my heart! ;-)

Anonymous said...

My three year old son is the same way. During the day he eats well. Yogurt is a particular favorite. But from when he awakens from naptime, until bedtime, he refuses food. He may eat a cracker, or take a sip of milk, but that's it. I know that he is healthy, but it is quite stressful. Plus, he isn't getting acclimated to new tastes through the dinners I fix. It's an ongoing battle.

Anonymous said...

These look just delicious Emma. what a good Mummy you are!

Emma said...

Margaret: I just dice the pumpkin, roast it and stir it into the cooked spaghetti.