Monday's Menu Plan: August 24

by Sami

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Ok gang – here’s the plan for the week.
I have to tell you, I tried something totally different tonight. I’m trying to use up the rest of my veggies from our trip to the Farmer’s Market, so I decided to make my version of Eggplant Lasagna: instead of just eggplant, I also roasted a new type of squash for one of the layers. I also supplemented a (free) jar of tomato sauce with shredded carrots, garlic and onion…as well as some zucchini puree and fresh basil. Once the sauce cooked down, I took a hand blender and smoothed it out. I told the kids it was lasagna, and just never metnioned that there wasn’t any pasta in it; Kariss had 3 helpings!

Remember, make these plans work for you and your family: change out the protein, mix up the vegetables, or play around with what you cook on which day. The purpose is to decrease stress and maximize your time with your family (and maximize your dollar). Have any great recipes you’ve tried lately? I’d love to hear about them!

Week of 8/24 BREAKFAST   LUNCH   DINNER
Monday Yogurt & Toaster Pastry   Rice Cakes with PB&J   Eggplant lasagna, sauteed asparagus, ceasar salad & garlic bread
Tuesday Fruit Oatmeal   Ham & Cheese on crackers with applesauce   Oven Baked Chicken with garlic roasted potatoes & broccoli
Wednesday Cereal & prunes   BBQ Chicken sandwiches & a plum   Potato Bacon Torte
Thursday Waffles with Peanut Butter & Syrup   Dill Chicken Salad wraps with carrot sticks   Italian Baked Chicken & Pastina
Friday Oatmeal with raisins & honey   BLT sandwiches with cole slaw   Taco Night, salsa fresca & queso blanco
Saturday Chocolate Chip Pancakes & berries   Grilled Cheese & Tomato with soup   Leftovers
Sunday Eggs, bacon & grits   Green Salad with chicken tenders    Black Beans with saffron rice, onions & cilantro

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