Hard to get my meal planning done today–it’s another freezing, rainy day, and the kids are so tired of being stuck inside. I’m writing this with wrestling and a tea party going on behind me since there’s no school today or tomorrow and there’s a collection of friends over.
As focused as I’ve been about packing lunches for school, I get stuck on days like this when I have 4-6 kids to feed. It’s like cooking a whole meal! I’m keeping it frugal with bean burritos with carrots & celery sticks today, then homemade pizzas tomorrow. I’d love some other ideas–please leave a comment below with your favorite frugal home lunch ideas.
I’m heading out of town next weekend to see my new niece or nephew (we don’t know what it is yet!), so I won’t be posting a meal plan next Monday. If you’re looking for more family-tested, frugal recipes, head over to my Recipe Index. I’m leaving my hubby with a couple of meals in the freezer (like taco meat and baked ziti) to keep everyone fed and keep him from spending money at a restaurant or the grocery store.
Here’s the plan for this week:
Sunday–leftover Chicken Tortilla Soup and homemade bread
Meatless Monday–Breakfast for dinner–scrambled eggs, Pumpkin Pancakes, and fruit
Tuesday–Pineapple Pork Chops, brown rice and green beans
Wednesday–Meatball Subs (using frozen meatballs from the freezer and whole wheat hot dog buns) and salad
Thursday–Crispy Honey Chicken Drumsticks, leftover salad and broccoli
Friday–Trying this Pork Moo Shu Slow Cooker recipe–hope it’s good!
Saturday–Tacos, leftover brown rice, black beans
What are your favorite home lunch ideas?
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