Menu planning Monday

This week is a great example of how circumstances affect your meal plan!

Over the weekend, we had what was supposed to be a hurricane with several days of power outages, etc. Thankfully, it was more like a rainstorm in this area, so we didn’t have any damage to deal with and our power is still on. We did stock up on things that didn’t require refrigeration for feeding people while we had no electricity, which will be folded into our menu plan this week. I’m still working on clearing out the extras from the fridge, freezer, and pantry challenge. We also have Rosh Chodesh Elul, the new month of Elul, to celebrate with an extra dish or dessert this week Monday night, Tuesday, and Wednesday. We have guests coming for Shabbat lunch. And last, we are making a chesed meal (a gifted meal for a family with a new baby), and I usually make doubles to keep for our own dinner. All that goes into this week’s meal plan.

Breakfasts: Yogurt, cereal, and homemade (frozen) waffles

Lunches: Peanut butter sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, grilled cheese, quesadillas, hard boiled eggs (also gazpacho and my meat-loving dh has moroccan beef turnovers to take)

Monday: CORN (Clean Out the Refrigerator Night), ice cream/sorbet for dessert (Rosh Chodesh!)

Tuesday: (Breakfast for dinner night usually) Taco night (frozen ground beef, special for Rosh Chodesh!)

Wednesday: Chicken nuggets for kids, spicy chicken wings (from the freezer)

Thursday: Mexican night this week: tortillas, homemade refried beans, rice, cheese, salsa, etc.

Friday: Challah, salads (roasted eggplant, hummus, zhug, olive relish, pepper salad), moroccan cigars, pumpkin spice cake

Saturday (with guests): Challah, salads, plated oriental chicken salad, spice rubbed chicken, meatballs, rice pilaf, spinach kugel, pumpkin spice cake.

Sunday: Pancakes (plus extra for the freezer).

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