Monday, September 24, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Well, there's our smiley friend again with his knife and fork, reminding us that it's Monday! Time for a look at the week ahead in the kitchen! Our kitchen will be a place of celebration this week, because my daughter's birthday is tomorrow. We will be enjoying a birthday dinner and the best treat of all- our friends from China who are stateside (the precious family my daughter lived with in China for part of the summer of '06) will be joining us for chicken enchiladas. We are so excited! We are having a fun week of food, with birthday cake and Tex-Mex, as well as continuing our "food tour" of the United States for our geography study. This is our last week in the New England states. Last week we loved corn chowder and making maple candy. Very fun!

Breakfast choices this week:
Croissants with jam/spreadable fruit
Apple turnovers
Fruit and toast
(or some combination of the above)

Lunch: grilled chicken wraps, corn chowder <-- SO good. Left from last week's New Hampshire dinner. You've got to try this recipe!
Dinner: The guys are baching it with BBQ and Monday Night Football, my daughter and I are meeting another mother and daughter for dinner before Bible Study.

Tuesday~ Happy 14 th Birthday Bethany!
Lunch: Out for Chinese food after we enjoy the Palace of Wax and Ripley's Museum (Birthdays are a field trip day at our school!)
Dinner: Chicken Enchiladas, corn casserole, black beans, Coca Cola cake (the b-day girl's request)

Lunch: Bagel Bites, salad
Dinner: New England Pot Roast (EYWTUSA p. 22), mashed potatoes, green beans

Lunch: hamburgers on the George Foreman grill, sweet potato fries
Dinner: Leftovers

Lunch: Leftover Lunch Buffet
Dinner: Rhode Island Red Clam Chowder (EYWTUSA p. 88) and cornbread Later we're going to a dessert fellowship and I think I'm taking Fruit Pizza because that goes with whatever everyone else brings. :)

Leftovers, YOYO ("You're on you're own") lunches, out-to-eat after church/Awana.

I hope you're cooking up some fun with your family this week, whether it's sandwiches for two or take-out for ten... just being together is what's important! Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful Monday and a blessed week!

Be sure to stop by Laura's for some great menu ideas, or to share yours. :)


tegdirb92 said...

I love the sound of that coca cola cake. What a delicious, well thought out meal plan.

Wendy said...

Looks like a great plan for the week and how fun to celebrate a birthday!

Susanne said...

Your menus always sound so good.

Deidre said...

I have to try that cake! I pray you have a blessed time with your friends from China - how exciting!

Jessie's parents said...

Sounds like a delicious week! Sweet Bethany! We just love her! I am so glad that God has crossed our paths because she is such a good role model for my daughter.

In Light of the Truth... said...

Sounds like a fun week!