Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Menu Monday--A Meal Short and a Day Late

Last Friday, we got new carpets and rather than having my kids run around all the loose nails and harassing the installers (even though it would have made great blogger fodder!), I brought all FOUR to the grocery store with me.

I avoid bringing all four with me at all costs. Even though I make sure they are well fed and get a snack from the bake shop upon arrival, they are still filled with demands. And even if you have the most organized shopping list on the planet, four screaming voices in your ear can really mess with your head.

So we paid (much more than usual thanks to my very sorry bargaining with the children), went home and realized--oh we forgot:
  • salmon
  • almonds
  • oranges
  • chicken sausage
  • whole wheat pastry flour
So Menu Monday is missing a few meals and including my emergency left-overs I try to save for these special times. I could go back to the grocery store but then I know, I will buy even more extras and will more than likely have to bring at least two with me. And then there's a real chance I will forget the items again. So I will stick with what is in the house.

Let's start with last night's meal:

Monday: Chorizo with kale and cannelli beans (this is it--just saute all three with some Hungarian paprika and serve)

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan (because we could not eat it last Friday due to the carpet craziness)

Wednesday: Carry out (was meant to be fish night but that is not happening now) 

Thursday: Tuscan Soup (left-overs from last week in  freezer)

Friday: Cincinnati Chili

Saturday: Salmon with some type of greens (if I remember to get it!)

Sunday: Fajitas

So there you have it. My Monday menu--a meal short and a day late.

Next week, I go to the grocery store with one child and will hopefully remember to review the shopping list but I make no promises.


Amanda said...

I always go to the supermarket on my own at night when Richard gets home from work ~ for that very same reason!
Your menu looks nice ~ wish i could come over for dinner!
Just posted that present to you ~ watch your letterbox!

Amanda x

Clare said...

i can't imagine four in the grocery store, it still looks like a great menu for the week:)

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Sadly, for me, 4 at the grocery store happens all too often.

And, I am gonna have to just google "kale" to see what in the world it is.


Brian and Staci said...

YAY!! New carpet!! Looks like yumminess once again a the very busy household :) I hope your week is better...praying for your Dino :)

Jules from "The Roost" said...

They all sound like great meals to me! :)

mah-meeee said...

you are already so much more organized than me.

however, so curious what you are planning to make with the salmon... does it involve the almonds?? i have alot of trouble getting the kiddos to eat fish!

photomama said...

I thought taking two was challenging.
I finally started meal planning and today is day 3 and I love it. I feel so in control, for now anyway.

Anonymous said...

Yikes! I avoid taking my 3 at the same time at all costs. Honestly- I don't even like taking one sometimes.

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Well done. During Lent, I never seem to make anything of substance. For some reason, having meatless Friday in a house of meat eaters makes the whole week too tough to cook - or at least that is what I've been saying the last 10 years...

Tami said...

Looks like a yummy week. Are you sharing recipes?