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Monday, March 26, 2012

Menu Plan Monday - March 26, 2012


We still haven't managed to finish celebrating our Big Helper's birthday - but this time the company got sick and the party got rained out.  We're on again for this weekend!  We did manage to do the birthday dinner out, but sadly she was disappointed by the fish and chips she so wanted to try out at a restaurant.  She's asked for them at home, so we'll be having those this week.

With commitments at night by at least one person in the family every single night this week - such a rare thing for us! - I'm keeping dinners very simple so I can be cleaned up in a reasonable amount of time.

So, here goes:  this is what we'll be eating this week.



- yogurt with fruit and Cinnamond Almond Granola (Big Helper's newest favorite breakfast)
- Southwestern breakfast tacos
- baked doughnuts, oranges
- breakfast muffins, bananas
- cinnamon rolls, fruit

Lunches will be our usual assortment of leftovers or sandwiches with yogurt or cheese and sliced fruits or veggies.



- Baked chicken, S'mashed Italian Potatoes, baked cauliflower, applesauce


- Fish and Healthy Homemade Potato Chips, roasted carrots
- Mexican pizza, corn
- Chicken corn soup, breadsticks

- Birthday cookout:  cheeseburgers, Mom's Baked Corn, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dinner at church

Our House Party should finally happen on Saturday!  I won a Johnsonville Sausage House Party, and it looks as if we'll have more than 20 people here.  The kids are looking forward to some playtime outside with their friends, and we'll all enjoy a beautiful day and yummy food.  For that, we're planning to make Italian baked beans, pizza, lasagna, rigatoni with Bolognese sauce, and a cheesy dip.  My Big Helper's planning her first trifle, as well.

What are you cooking up this week?

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  1. looks yummy.
    i bookmarked the italian potatoes. what a great idea and something different then reg mashed!
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    Have a great week :)

  2. Bless Big Helper's heart! She's surely learning some patience.

    1. She is! We did go out for her birthday dinner on Saturday, and she was disappointed with the fish and chips she wanted. She said it was much too bland, so she's asked me to make some this week. I hope our plans for this coming weekend work out! I'm proud of her for being so patient.

  3. Baked corn?!?!!? Can I get that recipe?
    Thank you,

    1. Of course, Nicki! The recipe can be found here:

  4. Those italian potatoes and the baked corn caught my eye! I need to add those to my list of recipes to try!