Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekend Fun~Menu Planning


This weekend is a bit of a blur….I wasn’t super busy since the blizzard dumped a lot of snow our way.  It all started Friday night.  I was able to leave work at 3, and by 7pm we were heading to our friends' birthday party.  It was at a local restaurant so we didn’t let the snow stop us! The night was great-we drank, ate and danced (as best I could being that I have 2 left feet) and by the time we got home I was ready to pass out!  As soon as my head hit the pillow, I was out!  I hoped to sleep until noon the next morning, but between the dog barking and all the snow clean up outside, I was up by 9am!  I guess it didn’t matter much being that we did absolutely nothing that day!  I moved from the bed to the couch along with my laptop, hubby went and brought us White Castle for lunch, then we took a ride to Walmart and finally we were back home and I was back on the couch playing on my laptop! LOL! My son’s batting practice was cancelled and there was no other reason for us to go out.
Sunday was a bit different.  My daughter had ice skating, so we were up early. I showered while hubby made breakfast, we ate and we were out!  After ice skating we went to Sam’s club to do groceries.  It was time to restock our meat supply-we had nothing left at home.  This took about an hour, we picked up pizza and went back home.  Not much else went on other than going up to my son’s school so he can go train and then we were back home to watch the Grammy’s & The Walking Dead premiere! 

Ah yes! The Walking Dead premiere that we’ve been patiently waiting for.  I wasn’t impressed, but I’m sure it will get better by the next episode!  Atleast I hope so, something about last night’s episode just wasn’t very exciting for me!  Anyway, after this was over I realized that I hadn’t finished our laundry & I HAD TO!!!  So I was up for an addition 2 hours to finish that!  Finally went to bed at 11:45pm to wake up at 5:45am this morning.  Am I tired???  Absolutely!!! 
Not only am I tired, but I had to endure terrible traffic this morning, almost had an accident thanks to an icy ramp and got to work 15 minutes late!!  Wonderful way to start the week, right!!! 

Anyway, I need to try and get our meals planned as best I can-so here goes:

Monday – Cheese/Chicken rolls – easy dinner since we have gymnastics as soon as I get home
Tuesday – Pork chops with rice & black beans
Wednesday - Chicken with mashed potatoes – baked potato for me
Thursday – Picadillo with white rice & bananas
Friday – Spaghetti & meatballs
Saturday – eat out of leftovers
Sunday – eat out & try to cook some meals for the following week

For more menu plan ideas, head on over to I'm an Organizing Junkie

I really want to learn how to cook my weekday meals over the weekend and freeze them, so our weeknights will be easier and I won’t have to worry about cooking when I get home.  I would like to feed my family a home cooked meal with the least work possible during the week.  I don’t have too many hours so these meals either have to be re-heated or something that can be cooked in 30 minutes.  I’m also looking to find some good slow cooker meals so I can leave our dinner cooking while I’m at work.  That really would be the best!!

Not being able to start cooking our dinner at 3 or 4pm is one of the many reasons I miss about being at home, but unfortunately, I do have to work full-time!  

How do you working moms plan your weeknight meals?  

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