Welcome to the first week of Sunday Menu Planning hosted by two of my favorite bloggers Laura and Jill. Two people who are wonderful cooks and huge food fans and busy busy ladies who find time to be active and inspire us all to be healthy as well.
This is something I normally do on Mondays and I think it’s a great idea for me to get my act together and get it done earlier. Mondays are the only night of the week where we have no plans. We all have dinner together and homework gets done and we start the week off rather quietly.
And then things get crazy. Dancing Girl has dance the rest of the week (although Tuesdays it’s late enough that we do eat dinner together). Dude starts football practice this week on Wednesday nights and it’s a late practice. Then there’s the usual Thursday craziness with Torah school for the kids and still dance for Dancing Girl after that and MMT has softball on Thursdays. Friday this week is hectic too and then I’m running my half marathon on Sunday, so I’m listing Saturday night as pizza night since that just sounds good for pre-race food.
This is my CSA delivery week (Tuesday morning), so some of my planning will change after I see that. Mainly the side dishes.
As you can see from my menu plan, we are at Disneyland all day today. (Actually I wrote this on Saturday night because I really wanted to participate). If you’ve been a reader around here for a while, you’ll remember my family’s favorite Disneyland activity called Mouse Adventures. It’s kind of like Amazing Race at Disneyland. They put it on twice a year and today is the 2nd one of the year. This is our fourth time participating and the first time we won the new family category and the second time we won the Family category. Last time we put in a good effort and are ready to redeem ourselves today. There is absolutely no meal planning going on today. The game starts at 9:45 and we have to turn in our scorecards at 4:00 and we don’t stop for lunch. We eat bars and snacks and usually fortify the tired children with candy at some point during the day. After the miles and miles we walked last time out, my kids have asked me to wear my Garmin and see how much we walk today. The theme today is Road Trip – we are figuring much time will be spent in the new Cars Land. Wish us luck.
Here’s the menu plan for this coming week. The starred nights are those that I know my husband isn’t home for dinner, so I’ll probably have something hugely veggie based and something I know he wouldn’t really like anyway.
Go check out the Menu Planning Link up. It’s not too late to participate, and there are prizes involved if you’re in on the party. Thank you ladies. I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone plans. And, I’m looking forward to seeing if I actually stick to the plan.
Do you menu plan for the whole week? Do you plan lunches as snacks? As you can see, I don’t. Maybe that’ll change as my life changes with the whole job thing, but since I’m still home, snacks are handy and don’t need planning.
I'm Carrie, a married mom of two in Southern CA. I made my health a priority a few years ago and am passionate about nutrition and fitness. I blog about running, food and my life and all of the ups and downs that all brings. Thanks for following my journey. Contact me: carrie [at] familyfitnessfood [dot] com