Monday, September 15, 2008

Meggy's Menu Plan Monday

As I've surfed BloggyWorld this past weekend, I keep stumbling over these wonderful "Get Super-dee-duper-0rganized" sites. It seems the biggest problem a woman has in this world today is planning a menu for her family each week. As organizationally-challenged as I am, I have the same problem. We have 'God Help Me Hamburger' at least a few times a week (when we're not smack-dab in the middle of volleyball season, that is!).

What is 'God Help Me Hamburger', you ask? It's where I bow my head, close my eyes and pray that God in His mercy will reveal one more way for me to cook hamburger, thus not having to listen to my sweet family whine-ily say, "Oh, no! Not _____ Again!"

So, in case you're faced with those same dilemma's in your family, I wanted to take a few minutes today and share MY plan for this week. Feel free to copy it for your own sweet family. Maybe it will be an encouragement to you all --that menu planning is really NOT that hard. You, my friend, can do it too! Here goes.

Monday -- Volleyball game. Encourage liberal use of condiments on hotdogs purchased at game. Catsup IS made from tomatoes...thus fulfilling the vegetable requirement.

Tuesday -- Another volleyball game. Encourage liberal use of chili and cheese added to the hotdog, thus making this a different meal from the night before!

Wednesday -- Ahhh...church suppers! Our wonderful church has Wednesday night meals to help out those working mom's who can't go home and cook. The menu for this week is Spaghetti, garlic bread, probably green beans, salad and desert. Who could beat that for $4?

Thursday -- Now here is my dilemma for the week. NO BALLGAME!!! So I guess I'll drag out a pound of hamburger and make something with it. Probably Texas Beef Skillet which is really good and easy. I would have made spaghetti because its quick and easy...but ...see Wednesday's menu.

Friday -- Another volleyball game. Maybe I'll encourage the French Fry entree...you know...splurge!

Saturday -- Now this is a day that I can really be creative. Actually, Bex will be working the FSU ballgame and Mr. Fix-It and I have been invited to a Western 'Who dunnit' Mystery dinner at a friend's...so this day is taken care of, too! But honestly, I'll probably put something in the crockpot during the day to eat on Sunday. Probably something with chicken...

Actually, I know you are all reading this in absolute horror, with your jaw hanging down, thinking about how sorry you feel for my nutrient deprived family. Never fear! For those nutrient deficient days, there is always peanut butter AND the ever nutritious, Cocoa Crispies on hand at Lonesome Pine!

So there you go! An easy menu plan for the week. One that I'm sure anyone can improve upon!

Stay tuned for more helpful hints on organizing and menu planning!

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MamaHenClucks said...

I love your weekly menu! I'm laughing to myself because I grew up in a softball family, so summer days and nights were spent at the ball field. With four girls playing and two parents coaching and one girl and father also umpiring, we didn't see our home until September when school started back up. The 'how many ways to eat a hot dog and make it nutritional' was an ongoing saga. My sisters and I still laugh about how many preservatives must be in our systems!

My Mother in law used to tell her kids "It's something to eat, isn't it?" and I LOVE to use that on my own family, except they always think I'm laughing about Nana, not really serious!

Lori said...

Have to love those church suppers...

lea said...

i like to throw in a cereal dinner every now and then to carb load things up around here....

lea said...

i like to throw in a cereal dinner every now and then to carb load things up around here....

lea said...

i also like to comment the same thing twice...

Laura said...

I don't know what to say. Couldn't you put some carrot sticks or fruit in your bag to snack on?

I am starting to understand your dilemma now that I have two in choir, one in Tae Kwon Do, one in football, one in dance, and two in art (makes it sound like I have extra kids, doesn't it). We are struggling with figuring out dinner with our new schedule.

Laura said...

I don't know what to say. Couldn't you put some carrot sticks or fruit in your bag to snack on?

I am starting to understand your dilemma now that I have two in choir, one in Tae Kwon Do, one in football, one in dance, and two in art (makes it sound like I have extra kids, doesn't it). We are struggling with figuring out dinner with our new schedule.

allhisblessings said...

Your menu is hilarious! The funny part is that my kids would complain about the "easy" stuff as much as they would about the grand meals. I agree with Laura though, a carrot stick wouldn't hurt once in a while! :)

Mama Weso said...

Hot dogs at games? Why didn't I think of that? We'll see you tomorrow and join you!

Kelsey said...

Now THAT is what I call health food haha

Kelley said...

I think you should make taco-salad for Thursday night (wow, that sounds so good I may make that for lunch today!)

Since I'm reading this post after your most recent I know that you do enjoy cucumbers so perhaps switch the carrot sticks for cucumber sticks?

My friend's kids call the cocoa crispy cereal "rabbit poops". I find that rather hilarious.

Ok, no more comments about what I find hilarious or guilt-laden hints on halfway-healthy snacks you could munch on every once in a while. I'm going now, really..

Meg in Tally said...

Note to Kelley: I only like cucumbers after they've been smothered in vinegar and sugar...like pickles!

Meg in Tally said...

Note to Kelley: I only like cucumbers after they've been smothered in vinegar and sugar...like pickles!

Meg in Tally said...

Note to Kelley: I only like cucumbers after they've been smothered in vinegar and sugar...like pickles!

Wordhacker said...

I noticed "Mr. Fix-it" is getting thinner. You may want to try some fried chicken several times a week. I get the feeling that you don't do your own, so check out Publix - theirs is the best premade around. Make sure he gets the dark meat - more fat on it! :)

Fuschia said...

That is one awesome meal plan. ;) I spent the entire day today working on my new 30 meals in one day software! Whoo Hoo!! I'm lovin' it.
However...must. get. off. computer!

♥ Bex ♥ said...

Oh mother, how sad it is that we really didn't stick to that plan! sounded good this week! lol

But that's ok. I'm just gonna get me some of Maransty's unbeatable chili cheese fries at the game tonight! mmmm!! ♥ ILY!!