Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kelly's Menu Plan 8/25-8/31

My first day back to work after a 15 month hiatus is Monday.  I am scared...the last time I was working I had two children at the same day care with few extra-curricular activities; this time, I will have a kindergartner participating in dancing, soccer, and religion classes; a three year old attending a new day care and dancing classes; a 1 year old just learning to be mobile; a husband coaching until 6 o'clock each weekday with Saturday invitationals.  My calendar is packed with new elementary school functions like an ice cream social, and I need to find time to volunteer with the parent-teacher group.  When I am scared, I plan to give myself a sense of control.

Saturday-Oatmeal Energy Bites
These tasty protein packed bites should help us make it to the soccer field in time.  I keep them in the freezer and throw a few in a thermal lunch box to hand out.
Sunday-Spinach Mozzarella Egg Bake
We have been skipping our usual Shop n Save breakfast lately to save time.  This breakfast meal with feed everyone with enough for Monday and Tuesday as well.
Monday-Scalloped Chicken
The first day of work calls for a crock-pot. 
Tuesday-Chicken Divan
Since the chicken will be defrosted, I will use the rest of the bag to make this dish.  I will serve it with quinoa and whatever fresh produce I get in the CSA.  This is a great dish to reheat so John will have food after his meet.
Wednesday-Mini Meat Loaves
These are super easy and help me to provide portion control for my husband.  They will make a nice lunch for both of us the next day.  I'll saute the remainder of my fresh veggies and serve a salad.
Thursday- Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
 This is always a crowd pleaser; plus, I am going to be making Spinach and Artichoke Dip for a family picnic-it only uses half of the Alfredo sauce so there will be no waste or half open jar that gets forgotten.
Our girls are getting ready to turn 6 and 3; so birthday dinners are in order.  We'll see where each chooses for her night out...I am hoping for pizza.

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