Oct 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday: Busy week ahead!

It's something of a crazy week here at the CFO household, so we'll actually be out three of the next seven days. I've got a ton of pasta after all of the recent sales, so I want to make sure we're having at least one, if not two, pasta dishes each week for the next couple months. Here's what I'm thinking:

Monday - Chicken pasta salad, using chicken that was leftover from Friday's dinner (I'll put steamed broccoli and roasted tomatoes in the pasta salad, so it's a complete meal).

Tuesday - Grilled pizza using artisan bread dough, and salad. I bought nitrate/nitrite-free pepperoni at Whole Foods yesterday, the only place I've been able to find such a product.

Wednesday - Dinner out.

Thursday - I'll be alone with the boys this night, so I'm going to need something super easy. Plus, we won't get home until dinner time, so I'm thinking it's the perfect night for frozen chicken nuggets and fruit.

Friday - Baked pasta, using my favorite bolognese, artisan bread, salad.

Saturday & Sunday - Dinner out.

The results of my attempts to mix things up for Alex's school lunches have themselves been mixed. He says the meatloaf and pizza rolls I packed last week were too cold, but the leftover pizza was good. I'm going to keep experimenting, and we'll see how things go.

See more weekly menus at I'm an Organizing Junkie.


Miz Helen said...

Your menu looks great for a busy week. Sometimes we just need easy.
Thank you for sharing.

FoodontheTable said...

It's hard to get leftovers to taste good in a school lunch when you can't warm them up. Pizza is always good hot or cold.

Ask Ms Recipe said...

Looking for some good meal ideas. Happy Menu planning. Have a great week.

Nina (Author)

Chief Family Officer said...

@Helen - Thank you!

@FoodontheTable - Yes, that's what I'm learning. I just have to figure out which leftovers will taste good, and that seems like a work in progress :)

@Nina - Thanks, and same to you!