This Week’s Menu – Halloween Edition

how to eats - watermelon kebabs
kids prepping watermelon kebabs

Breakfast

Breakfast in our home is very simple.  Fruits, meat and bread!

Mondays I like to start with a lot of protein and taper down to a more fun and simple treat by Friday….like good ole healthy donuts!  I’m lucky enough to be able to return home after drop off so as I drop by the market to get items for dinner (at least two to three times a week) I grab myself a treat for my own alone with no husband or kids breakfast ☺

Kids Breakfast

M-Pasture roaming chicken drumsticks and rice (recipe)

T-Sausage (links in my house) toast and fruit of choice (keep a fruit tray out)

 

W- Croissants, bagels, toast, cheese, boiled eggs, cereal and fruit of choice

Th- Waffles or pancakes, fresh deli ham slices

F- Donuts or cereal maybe even chicken nuggets

Mommy Breakfast

 

M- Big leafy green salad with onions, carrots, avocado, green bell peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes yum!

T-Rib eye with fresh grilled onions and jalapenos

W-Jumbo lump crab cake from my favorite seafood stand with roumelade dressing

Th- Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

 

F- Errand day to eat out

Kids Lunch Box Entree

M- Chicken and dumplings

T-Okra, tomatoes, sausage and rice

W-Veggie dogs

Th-Chicken nuggets

F- Macaroni and cheese

Rule of thumb for my lunches I pack.  They need two snacks so I do one salty and one sweet.  So the additions to my lunch box often includes:

A veggie like carrots

A fruit like strawberries or a fresh peach

Chips

Cheese stick or softened cheese snack

I think dessert makes lunch fun so I usually add a small brownie or cookie

One salty like crackers snack for morning

One sweet snack dry cereal for after lunch

Lets be realistic!  We all would love it if our kids would have a nice bowl of steel cut oats with maple syrup and fresh fruit for breakfast but kids love what they love and this is what breakfast looks like in my house.

 

 

Dinner Menu

Dinner at our home happens 4-5 days out of 7 with Tuesday being our special Taco Tuesday day were we go to our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant (plus mommy and daddy get margarita time!)

If you’re going to make a standing date night with your family try

~Mediterranean Mondays

~Taco Tuesdays

~Western Wednesdays

~Thai Thursdays

~Fish Fridays

Or make up your own.  It’s about having a standing date with your kids and your husband to have a evening of low stress out on the town enjoying a break in the week!

This weeks menu is a hearty one since were going into the holiday season.  Its filled with filling soups as appetizers and salads that may make it difficult to make it to the main course.

Soups of the week

Lentil soup

Vegetable soup (minestrone or otherwise)

Salads of the week 

Pear and Arugula

Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella

Pear and Arugula Salad Recipe

Arugula

Slices or chunks of pear (depending on your pallet)

Walnuts

Blue cheese (or your favorite soft cheese)

Vinaigrette of choice

Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Salad Recipe

Arugula

Cherrie or grape tomatoes

Thin onion slices

Mozzarella balls

Basil leaves shredded

Salt and pepper

Balsamic vinaigrette

Pick and choose the days to add a salad or reheat the soups that should be leftover from the day you made it (and tasting more delicious after having time to let the flavors settle)

Dinner Meal

M- Grilled Chicken breast with Garlic linguine, tomatoes and herbs, pear salad

T-TACO TUESDAYS at our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant

W-Seared Scallops and Shrimp, steamed lemon rice, asparagus with citrus butter and veggie soup

TH-Garlic and Jalapeno smoked Brisket (start smoking on Wednesday or put in the oven or crockpot early) corn on the cob (Kingston’s favorite) and a bread bowl with pear salad

F-family night or date night we typically eat out

S-sandwiches for lunch and hotdogs or hamburgers typically happen possibly dinner out

S- Soul food Sundays…tbd

Dessert of the week

Homemade Brownies

Homemade Sugar Cookies

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Bon’ Apetite

I try to make sure all of our meats are properly sourced as well as our fruits and veggies.  I wake up early to prepare fresh breakfast and lunches that make me feel good through out the day.  I’m typically not tired (until about Friday evening) because I forsake my nightlife for my morning muse.  I’ve come to terms with the fact no one can do all things perfectly so I’ve decided to earn my brownie points as a mom, wife and homemaker.  I have other jobs but my role as the CEO of The White House is the most important therefore I try to do this job best

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