Menu Plan Monday–Week of April 8

My meal of bacon tenderloin, green beans, corn yeast rolls has now made an appearance on the menu five times.  How many times have I made it?  O.  I was determined to make it this week when, Saturday morning, SoldierBoy asked me if I wanted to take the kids to Cattleman’s Steakhouse for dinner.  It has been on our to-do list since we moved to El Paso, so we decided to go for it.  We had so much fun!  The food was good, nothing amazing.  But its very much an experience.  After dinner, we headed outside where we looked around the animals, a movie set, saw some longhorn cows and llamas and then played an awesome playground that, by no means, would ever meet today’s safety standards (which is why it was so much fun!).  SoldierBoy & I couldn’t resist and headed onto it to play with the kids.  It was getting late, so we didn’t explore the rest of the ranch.  SoldierBoy’s parents are coming in June and we plan to take them and explore more then.

This week begins nearly two months of SoldierBoy gone for the weekdays playing, what else, soldier.  I planned out a two-week menu that I plan to rotate.  I have a tendency to get bored with such menus, so we will see how this goes.

The only breakfast I made last week were the orange smoothies.  A couple of tweaks and they were a hit.  I’ll try to take pictures this week so I can blog the recipe.

Fresh orange smoothies
Maple oat scones (double to freeze)
Peanut butter baked oatmeal, apples
Berry smoothies

Monday–Popcorn chicken, pineapple, pretzels
Tuesday–Salad, leftovers
Wednesday–Picnic after Bible study (peanut butter sandwiches, pretzels, apple wedges)
Thursday–Make-your-own-pizzas on the grill
Friday– Hamburgers on the grill, carrot & celery sticks
Saturday–Chicken teriyaki & rice (triple the sauce to freeze)

Sunday–Cajun chicken, rice pilaf, green beans, pineapple
Monday–Taco “pizzas”, salad, pineapple
Tuesday–Chick-Fil-A kids’ night
Wednesday–Chicken satay
Thursday–Pancakes & bacon
Friday–Margarita grilled chicken burritos, chips & salsa
Saturday —Bacon-wrapped pork medallionscorn yeast rolls, green beans (I’m not giving up!)

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