Menu Plan Monday

I was somewhat rushed in my menu planning this week but here it is. I tried to keep it very simple. We are vegetarian most of the time but we are not opposed to meat. We often eat salads and veggies with dinner but I didn’t put it on the menu. I had to carry over several meals from last week since our menu was jostled around a bit. We never even got around to eating dessert last week!

Menu Plan Monday 2012.10.15

If you see a meal you’d like to try then please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do. Please visit some of my friends over at menu Plan Monday for creative menu planning ideas. Have a great week!

Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Monday

Monday already?

“Just once, I would like to wake up, turn on the news, and hear…’Monday has been canceled, go back to sleep.’” ~Unknown

Good Monday Morning, Friends! Konichiwa! I’m so glad to be back to blogging again! I’m sad to say I lost everything from my old blog. No worries though. Losing it all just means I can start all things new again! Even the name and new URL! So please pardon the dust as I work hard bumble along and try to whip this blog into shape once again! :)

I’m especially glad to be back to menu planning. Menu planning is essential in this house. Everything is in chaos and filled with unhappiness unless my family is assured I have a plan for feeding us. I’m your typical Sidetracked Home Executive and they know me all too well!

Our family eats mostly whole foods/vegetarian diet. We are not trying to make any type of statement, it’s strictly for the health benefit. We feel much better when we eat healthy. We have to eat chicken at least once a week to appease the meat-a-saurs in the family, though. Hey, I’m simply ecstatic my family is willing to try and be mostly vegetarian because they have seen the results! My kids (dd19, ds soon-to-be-9) love veggies so we eat plenty of raw fruits and veggies around here.

I have been “McDougalling” off and on for about 10 years. Dr. McDougall prescribes a no fat/very low fat, vegan diet. Ten years ago I lost 30 pounds, in about a month, with strict McDougalling. Three months after I started the McDougall way of life I found myself to be pregnant after a 9 year struggle of secondary infertility! It’s been 9 years since and my little bonus blessing is an ever-present testimony that McDougalling helps to eliminate health problems. Praise God!

I’ve now gotten to where I add some bread, eggs, cheese, and a little fat here and there since my family would rebel if I didn’t. I try to eat as McDougall as possible but it sure is tough when there are wonderful aromas like fresh baked bread or apple dumplings permeating the house!

Have a great week! And remember…“Fish are friends, not food!” ;) Adios!

Menu Plan Monday

B: Boiled Eggs, Toast, Grapes & OJ
L: Turkey Sandwich w/Baked Chili Cheese Fries
D: Mexican Pizza, Apple Dumplings (The Pioneer Woman…these are so awesome!)
Snacks: Yogurt, Tortilla Chips, Veggie Tray

B: Banana Bread Muffins
L: Spicy African Yam Soup w/Bread Roll
D: Spicy Black Eyed Peas & Rice w/Zucchini Boats
Snacks: Garbanzo “Nuts”, PB&J, Veggie Tray

B: Baked Potato
L: Pasta Salad
D: Italian Garbanzo Stew w/Salad, Red Raspberry Sherbert
Snacks: Banana Bread Muffins, Popcorn, Veggie Tray

B: Oatmeal
L: Zucchini Boats (It’s like a French Bread style “Pizza” to us!)
D: Frito Pie w/Vegetarian Three Bean Chili
Snacks: Sweet Potato Chips (spicy), Cheese & Crackers, Veggie Tray

B: Waffles
L: Baked Potato & Salad
D: Spaghetti w/Garlic Bread sticks  & Black Bean Brownies
Snacks: Yogurt, Fritos, Veggie Tray

B: Potato Burrito
L: Turkey Wraps
D: Leftover Chili w/Golden Cornmeal Bread
Snacks: Leftovers, Veggie Tray

B: Addictive Pumpkin Muffins
L: Chicken Noodle Soup, Salad & Roll
D: French Toast
Snacks: Leftovers, Veggie Tray