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 ☺
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
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
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
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 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
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
Vegetable soup (minestrone or otherwise)
Salads of the week
Pear and Arugula
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella
Pear and Arugula Salad Recipe
Slices or chunks of pear (depending on your pallet)
Blue cheese (or your favorite soft cheese)
Vinaigrette of choice
Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Salad Recipe
Cherrie or grape tomatoes
Thin onion slices
Basil leaves shredded
Salt and pepper
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)
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 Sugar Cookies
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
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
This is great! Love all the variety in food choices!
I plan to do a weekly to do as well as a menu so be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get updates 🙂
OMG where did you get that mini chef jacket??
Be on the lookout, Santa may put one under the tree 🙂
Lisa’s the next Matha Stewart. I love Lisa’s Lane and keep up the good work. Where do you find the time?. Lol.
Thank you sooooo much Tanya!!