Sunday, August 11, 2013

Meal Plan, Sort Of

Sigh, it is meal plan time again and I am very short on ideas or inspiration. Which explains why it was not up last night.  We are heading into a period where Alan will be on active duty for 3 out of the next 5 weeks.  This means a significant reduction in income to go along with a significant increase in outgo while he drives back and forth to base.  So we will be doing our best to eat out of the pantry with few additions. This should not be too difficult as long as I stay inspired and on top of things. But have I mentioned a total lack of inspiration lately?  Seriously, it's contagious I think.

M: cinnamon toast and eggs (B), taco soup (D)
T: baked oatmeal (B), no clue
W: cereal (B), pasta of some sort (D)
T: eggs (B), chicken and rice (D)
F: muffins and fruit (B), no clue

That's all I've got for now. Zucchini bread for snacks along with oranges, peaches, and yogurt. We have children's adoration on Friday so I need to pack a lunch for that day but it just might end up being a box of crackers and a jar of peanut butter.  Seriously.  And who wants to come help me teach the kids the Latin prayers that they were supposed to have learned all month before Friday?  Yup, procrastination is my name lately.

Any suggestions?  We have lots of beef of all types and pork. Plenty of pasta and both beef and chicken broth.  Several bags of cooked shredded chicken, chicken pieces for soup, a few whole chicken breasts, plenty of tuna. We are almost out of cheese. Any ideas? Bonus points if it can be made by one of the kids or tossed into the crock pot. Both older boys are working this week as well which means driving in the middle of the day to pick folks up, Mass likely on Wednesday, karate on Monday and Thursday, adoration on Friday (and no clue how Bryan will get home from work on that day yet).

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