Menu Plan Monday Feb.7-10 – Frugal Novice

Menu Plan Monday Feb.7-10

Menu Plan Monday

This past week I got FOUR snow days. Which sounds lovely, right? And mostly it was – I enjoyed all that time with the boys & Brian (he was home Tuesday-Thursday) but I can’t tell you how good it felt to get out of the house yesterday!

I had planned to cook dinner for my mom’s birthday, but we decided to take them out to celebrate instead. J did help me make a cake for her, though. I said, “I think Grandma would like purple icing. What do you think?” Well, he was just SURE she’d like blue, so we went with that. It’s not the fanciest cake ever but I think it turned out pretty cute:

I cut a template out of parchment paper to make the heart with sugar and then just cut the corner off of a baggie to ice the wording. Not quite the same effect as using my Wilton tips, but it did the trick.

We had a great weekend with my family and now I’m sitting here watching the end of the Super Bowl while I write this. I’m not much of a football fan, but I’m glad it was a close game – during the first half it looked like it was going to be a sweep!

On to our menu for the week – I’m just planning through Thursday because I’m not exactly sure what our weekend plans will be.

Monday: Tomato basil soup & paninis. It’s going to be a cold week again and this has become one of our favorite go-to meals. I also didn’t get to make this last week – I had planned to stop by the store Wednesday to buy some fresh basil and the half & half, but since we were snowed in we changed our meal plans a little bit.

Tuesday: Chick-Fil-A free kids’ meals night! If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you know we love this place – well, C has started singing “Chick-a-way, chick-a-way!” over and over again when we drive past it.

Wednesday: Mini pizza pockets. This is a recipe designed to use up some things in our fridge – I have a tube of crescent roll dough, some mozzarella cheese, and mini-pepperoni. I’ll just make some sauce with a 54 cent can of tomato paste and we’ll be good to go. We’ll have green beans (C eats these like french fries, and probably likes them even more) and carrots to go with the pizzas.

Thursday: Chicken stir-fry – it’s been a while since we’ve made Asian food. I almost always wing it when I do stir fry. I use teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, some Chinese five spice, red pepper flakes and sometimes a little garlic or ginger to taste. We’ll have carrots, onions, and zucchini with brown rice.

Well, I’m done with this post and it’s still snowing. Wish us luck!


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  • FoodontheTable February 7, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Grilled cheese and tomato soup sounds delicious, especially for this hot weather. Hope you have a great week!

    • Christi February 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks! It was a nice treat during the cold.

  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell February 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    The cake came out really cute, and I have to say I’m impressed with your ability to write on the side like that!

    • Christi February 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks! :)

  • Lindsey February 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Your cake came out beautifully! I too am impressed with the nice and neat writing on the side. Nice work!

    • Christi February 8, 2011 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you! One day I want to take a cake decorating class and really get the skills down!