May 14, 2012

New Fall/Winter Menu Plan

Puff Pancake

You might be thinking, "Fall? Winter? Isn't it the middle of May? We are eagerly waiting for Summer to arrive!"

Here in Madagascar the weather is turning cooler, relatively speaking of course. Considering our lows are about the same as the west coast of BC's highs---12 degrees.

Anyways, I have been "flying by the seat of my pants" for long enough now. Anybody who has read my blog long enough knows that I am an avid meal planner, and as of late, like the past 3 months I haven't really planned any meals. Nap time rolls around and I'm frantically trying to figure out what we will be having for dinner that evening! No More.

The following is my meal plan for the next four weeks, and I will likely repeat it until I decide to come up with something different. I only ever plan for dinners (or the main meal of the day). Our breakfasts are pretty simple around here: either toast or oatmeal with chocolate milk, (I start my mornings with coffee). Lunches are also fairly simple, peanut butter sandwiches with either jam or banana, or leftovers, or rice.

Dinner Menu for Fall / Winter

Week 1

Sunday: Pancakes
Monday: Chicken Curry
Tuesday: Hamburgers and Chips
Wednesday: Corn Chowder with Dinner Rolls
Thursday: Mongolian Beef, Rice, cold veggies and dip
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Sloppy Lentils on fresh buns with Corn

Week 2

Sunday: Puff Pancakes and fruit
Monday: Taco Salad with pico de gallo salsa (fresh chopped salsa)
Tuesday: Pakistani Kima with Rice
Wednesday: Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, salad & cold veggies
Thursday: Roasted Chicken
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Meatball Soup & Buns

Week 3

Sunday: French Toast or Pancakes
Monday: Chicken Dumplings
Tuesday: Meatloaf
Wednesday: Thai Peanut Chicken with Rice or noodles
Thursday: Sweet & Sour Meatballs with Rice
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Bean Chili with Cornbread

Week 4

Sunday: Puff Pancake with Fruit
Monday: Beef Curry with Rice
Tuesday: Spaghetti & French Bread
Wednesday: Roasted chicken & potatoes (make extra for next meal)
Thursday: Shepherd's Pie
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Coconut Chicken with Rice

You may have noticed we eat a lot of rice around here. The children prefer it over potatoes, and quite frankly, it's super easy to prepare and goes with anything. Each Friday we either order pizza or make it. (Since moving to Madagascar we've opted to order pizza because it's almost cheaper than making our own, however every now and then we still like making it, because there's nothing like a homemade crust!) Sundays are very simple. I try and have a soup ready in the crock pot for our lunch after church, and then we enjoy snack foods and something lighter for dinner.

No comments: