Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Food and Fun!

 In an effort to stay organized and "on top" of meal time... I've decided that I'm going to post my "Weekly Menu" every week. It will  be a great way to look back and  see what worked and what didn't, and  how often in a given time period I make the same thing more that once.
So to begin here is a picture of our Broccoli Soup we had last Saturday. It is a staple around here in the cold months. I decided to try making bread bowls to go with it rather that the usual buns. They were really good but... we concluded that Bread Bowls are an "adult party food" and are too much work to serve to kids who most often can't eat both the soup and then all the bread. I made them really small, but still, after a couple helpings of yummy soup, it was all I could do to eat the bowl and not have it go to waste. 
I should also mention that assigning a child to help with each meal was a great idea, but it only worked out once!!! Shaina helped with enchiladas, but after that their was always a roadblock and it just didn't happen. I figure maybe it is more realistic to have one night each week when the kids rotate helping to make the meal. We are a busy family just like all of you, but some how I would really like to teach my children a few more meal preparation skills!

Weekly Menu
  • Monday
  • Breakfast- Bagels and Fruit Smoothies
  • Supper- Leftovers... my favorite!!
  •  Tuesday 
  • Breakfast- Bacon and Cheese Muffins. O.J
  • Supper- Spagetti and meatballs with green salad. Shamrock cookies (recipe here)
  • Wednesday
  • Breakfast- Pancakes
  • Supper- Teriyaki Chicken/Veggie Stir-fry with coconut rice
  • Thursday
  • Breakfast- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
  • Supper- Lettuce Wraps
  • Friday
  • Breakfast- Scrambled Eggs and Toast
  • Supper- Sloppy Joes. Veggies and Dip
  • Saturday 
  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Supper- Tortellini Soup/ buns
  • Sunday
  • Breakfast- Cold Cereal
  • Supper-  Salmon, Rice and Grilled Asparagus

I  have a few pictures of the quilt that Maryn and I are working on. We are making progress and have everything cut. I am suppose to be cleaning up a space downstairs in the kitchen so we can get started with the sewing. It is very much a Srappy Patch Work Quilt, not matchy at all. I hope Sarah will like it! 


jaQ-ee said...

Your blog changes everytime I visit! Haha. Usually I just read using google reader so I dont see the actual page. It's cute!

I love your weekly menus! I'm totally going to borrow some ideas :)

The soup bowls are adorable. How do you do that? I've never tried.

Rachel said...

Hi Karen! Your family is gorgeous. So fun to see your blog, I saw it on Carrie's too! I LOVE all your creative ideas, and I'm also going to borrow some of your meals! It's funny, I was just thinking of you the other day when I was putting the outfit you got for newborn Claire on Lauren. Thanks again! :)

reddmummy said...

Hi Karen! How fun to discover your blog- it's great. It is so inspiring to see the fun, creative things you are doing. The menu looks really good . . . I may just have to pirate it.

reddmummy said...

P.S. If I don't kill all the tomato seedlings, maybe you would like a couple? I am trying two varieties, a black one, and a yellow one.