Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Break, 2010 menu (March 28 - April 3) $48.47

Ah, the kids are home, we are taking them places, the in-laws are coming for Easter, we've committed ourselves to taking the kids out for (don't laugh ... Chucky Cheese - or the local ice skating rink and game zone there...) it's gonna be a rocking week. 
Yet, thru all that, it's really important to remember the value of family time around the dinner table.  Heck, maybe even letting the kids help you cook a bit!  My kids are learning to chop, and stir, and mix, and learning that they need to get out of the kitchen at times too.  My house isn't overly conducive to kicking them out of the kitchen entirely as my home revolves around the kitchen... it truly is the center of my home.  When we mapped out this week, we saw the need for some of both.  And...I'm outta town Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, and Barbara is out of town Wednesday and Thursday ... but we're pretending you're here, reading us regularly, and that you'll be home to cook it all.  We're planning it that way AND pricing it that way.  Another week under $70!

Sunday:    Frozen Pizza & Caprese Salad
Monday:   Orange Roughy in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Tuesday:  Baby Back Pork Ribs with an awesome spice rub and "supplemented sauce"
Wednesday:  Cream of Spinach Soup and Egg Salad Sandwiches
Thursday:  Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms
Friday:  Asparagus Cream Sauce on Pasta
Saturday:  Tropical Tuna Sandwich

Wow, that was colorful.  Now, we're gonna try something new with the shopping list too... I'm going to TRY to color code the grocery list according to day - that way if you know you're missing one day you can omit the ingredients we've requested specific to one day.

1 comment:

  1. awesome!! Great idea. What color is an ingredient if it is used more then once in a week? Black?