Happy Monday! Isn't this a fun, new MPM banner? It adds sunshine to an otherwise dreary, rainy Monday here. We are beginning our second week (first full week) of school today. I know many of you are several weeks into your school routine. I hope things are humming along smoothly for you by now, that your kids are enjoying their school and activities, and that you are getting to enjoy time together around the table as a family.
I'm late getting my menu up today because I had to put the finishing touches on my kids' school assignments for today, then I whipped up some Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins. That's the way to start the week! Something for breakfast that tastes like a cookie! Yum! If they were attending school outside of our home, I probably wouldn't give them something so sweet first thing in the morning. In a little while I'll give them a snack of crackers and cheese or some carrot sticks to help balance it out.
Speaking of yum, last week I made this Coca Cola Cake recipe. Oh my word! It was impossibly good, and so easy! Well, I guess you can tell I have a sweet tooth. ;)
This week we are starting something fun. To go along with our United States geography study this year in school, we will be making recipes weekly that go along with the states we are studying. With my son's love of cooking, I thought this would be a fun way to enjoy geography! I found the book Eat Your Way Through the USA by Loree Pettit. This week we begin in the New England states with Maine and Massachusetts, so we will be making a lobster recipe (for Maine) and a Boston Cream Pie from that book. Doesn't that sound fun?
Here's our menu for the week:
Daily Breakfast choices~
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Eggs and Toast
Cereal or oatmeal
Lunch: Tomato Basil soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (we didn't have this last week), salad
Dinner: Chili and mashed potatoes (My husband loves this combination, a favorite memory from his childhood!)
Lunch: corny dogs, macaroni and cheese, carrot sticks
Dinner: Chicken Pesto Panini's, caesar salad, stir fry veggies
Lunch: chicken nuggets with orange sauce (easy to whip up from this recipe), mixed veggies
Dinner: Lobster Casserole with Water Chestnuts and Bacon, Roasted Asparagus, and Boston Cream Pie (EYWTUSA p. 46,52)
Lunch: tuna salad pita pocket sandwiches, Flat Earth chips
Lunch: leftover lunch buffet
Dinner: Lasagne, green beans, salad, garlic bread
Stop on by Laura's for more menus and recipes or to add our own. Have a wonderful week!