Monday, July 11, 2011

Menu Planning Around Chaos

It's going to be a weird week. Jenna is out of town for the whole week, gone to her boyfriend's basic training graduation. Braeden has therapy on Wednesday. They are doing social therapy with him so we will be spending time at the park and then eating with a group of children. And Malachai has a beginning evaluation at the School of Psychology on Wednesday afternoon. The rest of my week will probably be just as hectic and crazy.

Along with the crazy scheduling, cooking for one less adult makes my menu wonky. I am just not used to cooking for just me and Steven. The boys are here, of course, but they eat different meals. Due to Braeden's food issues, I usually feed them things like pizza, chicken nuggets and sandwiches which I know they will eat. I hate wasting food. The food battles are just not worth the hassle, either.

Also, Steven is working closing shifts all week long. Which means he goes in to work at noon and doesn't get home until around midnight to one am. I hate cooking and eating by myself. And whatever I cook has to be easily reheated for S when he gets off work. Challenging.

So here are the meals I will be trying to make this week in no particular order:

~Cheesy Beef and Rice Casserole
~Red Beans and Rice with Ham 
~Potato Kielbasa Skillet made with Italian Sausage
~Ravioli Casserole
~Probably Taco Bell one night (LOL)
~Steven's choice on Sunday when he is off work.

So, that's it. What's on yoru menu this week? And how does your weekly schedule impact your menu?

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Laura~peach~ said...

what i did is when I bought meat last month I have tried to plan around it... I buy as much as possible on sale... so it rotates around that... tonight it is chicken as that is the only meat left in the freezer... which reminds me must go take it out to thaw... plan to grill it :)

Laura~peach~ said...

oh and instead of three to feed last night i had 6 so always got to be able to step back and punt on how many are actually here... usually it is just me mike and my sister...