We were away on a family trip to Orlando, Florida last week. It was so much fun! And though we didn't post it, we did indeed make a Menu Plan. Traveling with our kids is important to us, but my-oh-my it is not cheap. Over the years we've developed our frugal ways of traveling and one of the key's is to make as many meals "at home" as we can. We ate a total of 4 restaurant meals the whole week we were away! An enormous money saver.
We plan to share a post soon of our thrifty travel tips - it is possible to travel well without totally emptying your bank account.
Though I didn't realize it until I pulled this post together - this week's menu has a "Breaded Brown Lump" theme. The kids will be in heaven. I could take or leave breaded stuff, but like most kids, ours are big fans. You may have noticed our Fish Stick Hack makes it onto our plan almost weekly? That is the only way we've gotten fish into our little people. We'll inch toward something more adventurous with them soon, but for now, I am just happy for the Omega 3 fats they are getting this way.
What's on our Menu this week:
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Tonight we're making Green Shamrock-shaped Pancakes. As I write this Ed is adding food colouring to our usual Simple Blueberry Banana Pancake Recipe.
Easy Chicken Fingers, Mashed Potatoes, Kid's Choice Vegetable TBD
A new recipe! Indonesian Chicken in Peanut Sauce (in the slow cooker).
With a favourite: Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower
Simple Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice
Our Fish Stick Hack with noodles and peas
Better Thank Takeout: Baked Chinese Chicken with Lemon Sauce
Lasagne. Last time Ed made this he made double and froze half. Such a treat to just reheat and eat. (Oh, aren't I rhyme-tastic today?)
This week's Lunch Box Baking:
Aganetha's Healthy Cookies Baked these this morning and gave some to our neighbours as part of our thank-you gift for caring for our cat and fish last week while we were away. Gotta love those neighbours!
I'll be linking up to Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.com. Check out this weekly link-up for many, many more menu plan ideas!
What's on your Menu Plan for the week?