Monday, February 16, 2009

Hey Mom... What's for Dinner?

This is the first time I've posted my menu plan on the blog... To tell the truth, I usually do a monthly menu and post it on the fridge... That way I don't have to ever answer the question... Hey mom, what's for dinner? S0 here's what we've got goin on this week in the cheapsk8 house:

Menu Plan

French Onion Soup w/Parmesan
Grilled Roast Beef & Cheese Sandwich

Pot Roast w/Potatoes & Carrots
Bread Machine Bread

Chili (i love my crockpot)

Macaroni Grill's Creamy Basil Pasta Dinner Kit
Corn (or peas)
Meat (typically chicken, shrimp, or fish)

Tacos (still using those Taco Bell ones from Meijer)
Spicy Corn (1 tsp of chipotle pepper puree + 2tb of margarine)
Spanish Rice

Garlic Bread (using leftover Bread)
Corn (or peas)

Baked Potato Bar
(this week we're going to use up a few cans of the Hormel Chili we accumulated @ the Kroger)
And any leftovers the kids might wanna have

I've got a family with kids ages ranging from 9 to 15, and a husband who is not only gorgeous, he's an eater. I'm no stranger to the dinner myself :) Since the husband can't have vitamin K (in large amounts) you will notice a huge lack of green leafy stuff in the diet... We find out soon if that's a permanent medical diet issue in a few more weeks...

My kids might be picky about some of the things we serve, but since they're older... it's a LOT easier for me to get them to eat. Usually it goes something like this:

Kid: "Mom, I don't like this stuff."
Me: "Really? I thought you were hungry."
Kid: "I'm full."
Me: "Ok kiddo... dump it out. But don't bother asking about South Beach Bars or Yogurt or anything else for a snack tonight."
Kid" "Ok, I'll eat it."

That would NEVER work on them before they became capable (husband would not agree with this point) of logical thought.


Laura said...

Finally, a realistic menu plan! Mine are almost 12 and 15 and hubby's an eater too. I can relate to this menu plan a WHOLE lot more than others I've seen out there! LOL. :)

cheapsk8mom said...

oh that makes me glad... i'll post the menus more often :)