Feb 1, 2015

Menu Plan Monday: Week of February 2, 2015

I am feeling very much in a funk as I prepare this week's menu - it's been a stressful, difficult week with one of the kids, and that in turn affects other areas of life. I'm also predicting a migraine sometime this week as a result of the stress, so I think it's my best interest to keep things as low-key as easy as possible.

In that vein, I won't actually make a healthy dish this week - instead, I'm going to sample some items that are common but that I've shied away from because they just sound unappealing: kombucha, kefir, and rice milk. I'm sure I could add to that list, but nothing else comes to mind at the moment (let me know if you think of any). I'll report back at the end of the week with my results/opinions. (Check out last week's healthy dish.)

And here's what I'm thinking for simple, familiar dinners that won't stress me out:

Monday - Roasted Cauliflower and Sardine Pasta

Tuesday - Clam chowder

Wednesday - Tuna sandwiches

Thursday - Salmon Furikake, rice, veggies

Friday - Egg salad sandwiches

Saturday - Overnight Caramel French Toast, Sausage, Fruit

Sunday - Dinner out

I would normally prep breakfast for school days, but this week the kids will just have to endure with cereal, toast, bagels, and/or yogurt. I just don't have it in me to plan on baking delicious things right now, but hopefully that will change by mid-week.

Note: A menu plan - especially one with easy-to-make familiar meals - is particularly handy during low-energy, stressful times like this. It takes the thinking out of planning and making dinner every day!

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


Jerri Lyn said...

I'm going to try the Cauliflower and Sardine pasta. I've never really tried sardines before but they're a superfood according to my diet guide so why not give it a shot!

But thanks for the heads-up about not reheating it in the office! I've been banned from the microwave for a similar fishy offense before!

Chief Family Officer said...

FYI, it's delicious cold too! My husband and I never reheat the leftovers :)