Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Updated menu... go with the flow!



With the flu hitting hard, we were not hungry/didn't eat most of the planned meals for the last few days of 2013.  Also, we entertained New Year's Eve, so that changed a bit too.  Menus need to be flexible! :)  However, when you are switching around menu items, make sure you are still using up any perishable things before they go bad.  In my list, the items crossed off are frozen or pantry items, so no worry of waste!


12/29 -
Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls
Lunch: Grilled cheese and chips
Dinner:  Cheddar Ham soup and bread machine bread (Using the holiday ham!  I froze the rest!)
(**Toast and OJ replaced breakfast and lunch.)

12/30
Breakfast:  cereal/milk
Lunch: pizza rolls
Dinner:  Chicken patty sandwiches, macaroni and cheese
(**No one was hungry, we snacked on crackers, toast, 7 up and OJ)

12/31
Breakfast:  cereal/milk
Lunch: chicken quesadillas
Dinner: homemade pizza

We invited people over and I reinvented some leftovers we had in the fridge.
-Tortilla Roll Ups - bought ingredients to make for Christmas, but didn't have time
-Pizza Dip - last minute change.  Saw it posted and I had everything on hand to whip it up!
-Trail Bologna/Cheese - again, bought too much for Christmas and hadn't cut the other ring of bologna
-Buffalo Chicken Dip - always have ingredients on hand to make this!  It's hubby's favorite!
-Veggie Pizza - using up leftover veggies from Christmas Veggie Tray
-Fresh popcorn - from my fabulous machine hubby bought me last Christmas!
-Pop - have bunches of 2 liters left from recent sales.. though most will be bringing their own adult beverage



1/1
Breakfast:  no peek rolls
Lunch:  corn dogs and fries
Dinner:  Kraut and Kielbasa with mashed potatoes.

(**After being up so late, we slept through breakfast!  We are nibbling on leftover appetizers from last night for lunch.  Kielbasa and Kraut are still on for dinner, with some mashed potatoes and a side of frozen pizza for me since I am not a kraut kind of girl!)

1/2
Breakfast: muffins
Lunch: mozzarella cheese sticks and sauce
Dinner:  Chicken fettuccine, garlic bread sticks

New dinner:  Veggie soup and corn bread.  I had to use up the rest of the veggies quick!

1/3
Breakfast: cinnamon rolls
Lunch: chicken noodle soup and crackers
Dinner:  Belgium waffles and sausage