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Menu Plan Monday 4/2/12

I had to do some improvisation on last week’s menu. Often, things pop up that you need to be flexible enough to handle. Time is not a friend of that meat in your refrigerator. Over the weekend, I completely went off the plan, and spent the rest of the weekend catching up or *gasp* eating out! Friday, we had a staff lunch and I left with a ton of salad. Toddler and I feasted on salads and we pulled a couple of pot pies from the freezer to go with them.  (I also didn’t make the muffin batter! Eggs to the rescue!) That trickled over to not having leftovers for Saturday’s fajita salads. I improvised with some PB&J sandwiches. Saturday after Out of Time Dad went to work, Out of Time Toddler and I went shopping. We had 3 different stores to hit, and after the first, OoTToddler was struggling. We grabbed some burgers and fries from fast food and finished our weekly shopping. Which led to not having pizza leftovers for Sunday’s lunch. I made the pizza for lunch while an angry (and hungry!) OoTToddler stood at the gate demanding lunch. We went out for dinner Sunday evening, and even OoTDad overindulged.

Out of Time Dad continues to amaze me with the control he’s taken over his diet. He’s cut most of the sodium out of his diet, and in the process has lost a ton of weight. He’s surviving mostly on smoothies like the one listed below, and  eats a sensible dinner with the family. With the incredible amount of weight that he’s lost, I suspect there’s some sort of voodoo or magic that he just won’t share with me. He made up his mind to follow doctor’s orders, and he’s stuck with it. His willpower is astonishing!

Since he works nights Thursday-Saturday, we usually eat less healthfully then. I have a ton of not so healthy food in the freezer that the kid and I are eating on the nights he’s not here. For Easter, we’re all splurging and eating ham, macaroni and cheese, and delicious Easter bunny cupcakes. One concession we’re making to eating healthfully that day is fresh green beans. I won’t even cook them with bacon! (Drat!)]

Special thanks to Orgjunkie.com for her Menu Plan Monday linkup, be sure to check out this week’s menus here.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. See you next Monday!




Prep work


Cereal with Milk and choice of fruit

Egg Salad sandwich with cut up veggies and dip

Shepard’s Pie



Cheese Toast with choice of fruit, and milk

Shepard’s Pie leftovers

Shrimp and Snap Pea Stirfry with Rice (low sodium sauce)



Smoothies to go with silken tofu, protein powder, and choice of fruit

Grilled cheese with tomato soup

Pasta with Asparagus



Cereal with Milk and choice of fruit

Pasta with Asparagus leftovers

Fish sticks and tater tots, salad



Peanut Butter toast with choice of fruit

Tuna Salad Sandwich or on a salad

Fajita Friday! Veggie Fajitas with cheese and black beans

Make muffin batter


Muffin Mania! Recipe to be determined by fruit leftovers

Chef Salad

BBQ Chicken Pizza

Snap bean ends, make cupcakes, prepare mac and cheese to go in oven


Muffin leftovers, choice of fruit

Easter Dinner! Ham, Mac and Cheese, green beans, and Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Round 2 of Easter Dinner!


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