Monday, February 9, 2015

Menu plan for the week of February 9

I am so tired of catering to the likes and dislikes of the disparate members of this household.

Those two don't like cheese.  Cheese!  Who doesn't like cheese, and therefore lasagna, pizza, cheeseburgers, quesadillas, mac-n-cheese?  I haven't had lasagna or manicotti in years because of those two.

That one doesn't like eggs.  He ate toast last week.  Just...toast.

The other one doesn't like fruit.  Of all the things not to like.  Fruit.  That one would eat all simple carbs if I would let him.

The husband recently declared, during a meal, that he wasn't going to complain about the meals I serve anymore.  Yeah.  That was great for my ego.  That he had to make a declaration about not complaining about my cooking.  While we were eating a meal.

If I am going to plan the meals, and shop for the food, and prepare the food, and clean up after the meals, I am going to make things I like, gosh darn it!

Except, the problem is, if I do that, everyone (except my husband, who is no longer complaining and is, therefore, just eating what's put in front of him) will eat toast.  All. The. Time.  *Sigh*  The other day when I was planning this menu, I actually found myself daydreaming about the day all the kids are out of the house, so I can make manicotti again.  It's got to stop.  But, toast.  I'm stuck.

I will say, my kids are great vegetable eaters.  So there's that.

Here's what's on the menu this week.

Pasties out of the oven, ready to eat!
--Tacos with homemade whole wheat tortillas, taco toppings
--Orange ginger chicken (make extra, freeze), brown rice, broccoli
--Pasties, beef gravy, salad
--Red pepper chicken (make extra, freeze), tortillas, spicy black beans, corn
--Pizza or chicken pizza, salad
--Peppered ribeyes with portabello sauce, salad, grilled asparagus
--Hot dogs or brats with buns, green stuff, cooked carrots

Next Monday Supper:
--Hamburger casserole, green beans, fresh fruit

--Windowpane/pinata heart cookies
--AKD's 5 layer peanut butter bars (peanut butter cookie dough, peanut butter cups, heath bits, more peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate chips)
--Wheat and flax bread (double, freeze)

Wheat and Flax Bread


  1. Hey, make you manicotti or whatever you like at least once a week and let them have vegetables and toast. they will live and it will be healthier than anything they eat when they are at college! Life is short, eat manicotti!

  2. By the way, the pasties look unbelievable!


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