Menu Plan Monday

Did everyone have a nice Mother’s Day?   We’re not big into the “Hallmark holidays,” but I had one request — a day off from the kitchen.  And sure nuff, I barely lifted a finger yesterday.  My kids convinced my husband to bring me breakfast in bed, so I lay in bed and read The Omnivore’s Dilemma* while my husband brewed coffee and poured me a bowl of granola (my request; it’s my favorite, and besides, I thought a warm breakfast might be pushing my luck).  It was a nice, leisurely start to the day.

After church we went to one of our favorite local restaurants where, surprisingly, there was an open table, Mother’s Day and all.  I had requested a dining experience that did NOT include a buffet.  Buffet + 3 kids = not a relaxing Mother’s Day.  (Yes, I realize that I said I had one request, and now I’m up to 3.  It’s a woman’s prerogative…)  It was great, and I even splurged on dessert – Bourbon Pecan Pie a la mode.  YUM.

Then I came home and napped all afternoon, so I can pretty much say that Mother’s Day doesn’t get much better than that.  How about you?  Did you get to relax and rejuvenate?

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So now it’s Monday, and I’m faced with an empty breadbox and a menu plan to make and a grocery list to make and a grocery shopping extravaganza to accomplish and 152 errands to run to get ready to go out of town for the weekend.  It’s gonna be a light week on the menu planning front because I’ll be trying to get the house in order.  But without further ado, here you go:

MONDAY: lasagna, salad
(I actually made this on Saturday, so it’s all ready to pop in the oven!)

TUESDAY: buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips and raw veggies
(what can I say, it’s baseball game night and I need something easy and fast)

WEDNESDAY: spaghetti and meatballs
(sauce is leftover from lasagna, meatballs are the ready-made from Trader Joes)

THURSDAY: pot roast, potatoes, carrots

FRIDAY: I’m officially on vaca! WOOT!!!

This post is linked up with 5 Minutes For Mom’s Mother’s Day carnival as well as Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie and Mindful Menus at Chive Talkin’.

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