Sunday, May 2, 2010

Meal plans and the week ahead

We have a pretty low key week ahead of us again. Today we'll be making a stop by the grand opening of our local farmers' market. Later on, we're heading to the Whiting for my niece's violin recital and we'll all be going out to eat afterwards, most likely at Big Boy since that is my niece's favorite. Tuesday is Zumba. Thursday I'll be in Detroit for work. Saturday we're having my cousins, grandma, and parents over to celebrate my grandma's 75th birthday. She requested tacos, so I'll be doing all the main stuff (meat, beans, shells, toppings), my cousins are bringing the sides, and my mom is bringing dessert. The weather looks like it'll be fairly nice this week, so we're planning to do a lot of yard work. We need to mow, do some weeding in the flower beds, remove some dead branches from trees in the front yard, clean up another brush pile, and move some perennials around. I also need to dig some plants for the annual MDOT Plant Exchange, which is being held on Wednesday at lunch time. I know a few things that I'm planning to bring in, but I need to figure out what else I'll bring in. I love the plant exchange! People bring in perennials that they have in their gardens at home and we trade. You get to take home as many as your brought in (plus some once the orphans are up for adoption). Its great!

So here's the plan...

Sunday ~ SC farmers market; niece's violin recital
(make bread for week; make steel cut oats for week; prep veggies for week)
B: broccoli parmesan egg scramble; toast with jam
L: tomato and cucumber salad
D: out to eat with family after the recital - Big Boy?

Meatless Monday ~
B: banana and peanut butter yogurt
L: S - tomato and cucumber salad, string cheese; K - out to lunch; C - leftovers from Big Boy
D: raw lettuce wraps; raw fruit salad

Tuesday ~ Zumba
(dig up plants for MDOT plant exchange on Wednesday)
B: steel cut oats with strawberries and banana
L: S & C - turkey and avocado sandwich, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, grapes; K - turkey and ham sandwich, chips, banana
D: baked or grilled (if its not pouring rain) chicken breasts with balsamic BBQ sauce; roasted asparagus and cauliflower; peaches

Wednesday ~
B: banana chocolate smoothies
L: S & K - spinach salads with strawberries, mandarin oranges, slivered almonds, mozzarella cheese; C - leftover chicken and veggies
D: baked potatoes with beans, cheese, and chicken

Thursday ~ in Detroit for work
B: steel cut oats with peanut butter and banana
L: S - eating at my meeting; K - turkey and ham sandwich, cucumber slices, carrot sticks; C - PB&J sandwich, cucumber slices, carrot sticks, grapes
D: misc. leftovers or salads

Friday ~
B: PB toast
L: S & C - turkey and avocado sandwich, carrot sticks, grapes; K - turkey and ham sandwich, chips
D: pepperoni pizza puffs; roasted veggies; fresh fruit

Saturday ~ Grandma's birthday party
B: scrambled eggs with veggies; toast with jam
L: corn and chickpea salad with tuna
D: tacos with refried beans, lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, guacamole; chips and salsa; jalapeno poppers; mexican rice; pineapple upside down cake; ice cream

1 comment:

The Voogts said...

I'm so jealous of all of your breakfasts. I love banana...but it does NOT love me. Even just a little bit can totally lock up my intestines :( So I never eat it. Glad you guys are enjoying it. The pb banana yogurt sounds you just mix them into plain yogurt?