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Meal Planning: Getting My Breakfast On

Posted By Jessica Fisher On May 16, 2010 @ 7:23 pm In Meal Planning | 22 Comments

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Used to be that I had a regular plan for breakfast [5] all 7 days. And then FishBoy12 requested that I not feed them oatmeal on Monday mornings. And then FishBoy5 started requesting instant oatmeal every morning. And then I tried to do many things at once in the mornings, and it turned into a fend-for-yourself breakfast.

But I’m seeing the error of my ways. My kids and my kitchen will do better with a breakfast meal plan. But, obviously, it wasn’t working with the plan or without. So, time for a new plan! I’m giving it a twist by allowing a few more choices. I’ll let you know how it goes. With homemade convenience items [6], I think it will work well.

Sundaycinnamon rolls [7], fresh fruit, sausage, hot cocoa
Mondayfrench toast  [8]or bagels, fresh fruit, milk
Tuesday – eggs and toast, fresh fruit, orange juice
Wednesdaymuffins [9], smoothies
Thursday – cereal or oatmeal, nuts, dried fruit, milk
Fridaypancakes [10], sausage or bacon, fresh fruit, milk
Saturday – chef’s choice

As for our dinnertime, this is the outlook for the week:

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16. Baked Chicken, Roast Potatoes, and Green Salad – The chicken is prebaked and frozen. Potatoes and Green Salad are easy side dishes.

17. Grilled Fish, Seasoned Rice [12], and Steamed Veggies – An easy dinner to throw together. I’m thinking I might be able to cook the rice and steam the veggies at the same time in the rice cooker.

18. Grilled Dijon Chicken [13], Couscous Salad [14], Green Salad, and Pita Bread – The chicken and marinade [13]are frozen.

19. Family Field Trip

20. Family Field Trip

21. Birthday Dinner

22. Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Steamed Veggies – The meatballs and mashed potatoes are made and frozen. The rest is easy to pull together.


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[5] a regular plan for breakfast: http://lifeasmom.com/2009/02/urs-breakfast.html

[6] homemade convenience items: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/meal-planning-homemade-convenience-foods.html

[7] cinnamon rolls: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/10/whole-grain-cinnamon-rolls.html

[8] french toast : http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/07/oven-french-toast.html

[9] muffins: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/11/mix-and-match-muffins.html

[10] pancakes: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/11/multi-grain-blueberry-pancakes.html

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[12] Seasoned Rice: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/09/quick-seasoned-rice.html

[13] Grilled Dijon Chicken: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/04/chicken-in-marinades.html

[14] Couscous Salad: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2010/04/couscous-salad.html

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