How’s everyone doing so far with the Getting Ahead for Breakfast Challenge? Our family has been eating a lot of Instant Oatmeal Packets recently, so I’m going to have to make more soon. Which leads me to my next statement: We do not always follow our menu plans exactly. (I’ve shared this before, but felt it was worth sharing again.)
I begin the week with the best of intentions. I create a menu based on what I feel will work best for each day of the week. But real life and ideal menu
don’t always never jive perfectly – so I roll with it. That’s why having Make-Ahead Meals prepped and ready to grab is so important to me in this season of life.
Since we’re focusing on getting ahead for breakfast this week, I decided that each breakfast item on my menu would include foods that have been or can be made ahead of time. If I can at least get breakfast put on the table quickly and easily, I find that the rest of my day goes more smoothly.
Sunday, September 15
Instant oatmeal packets, pears
Potluck – taking Lynn’s no-bake cookie bars, buttered corn, Italian pasta bake, banana bread
Small group potluck – peach crisp, baby carrots and homemade ranch, sweet and sour meatballs (recipe in the Let’s Do This! eCourse)
Monday, September 16
Cranberry white chocolate chip breakfast cookies, applesauce
Crock pot baked potatoes with sour cream and cheese, peas
Chili mac, tossed salad
Tuesday, September 17
Whole wheat waffles, blueberry syrup
Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, baby carrots
Chicken alfredo with pasta, tossed salad
Wednesday, September 18
Easy breakfast casserole, oranges
Easy noodle stir fry with chicken, broccoli, and carrots
Cheesy salsa enchiladas, tossed salad, grapes
Thursday, September 19
Dark chocolate almond granola (recipe coming soon), applesauce
Homemade corndogs, strawberries, apples
Cheeseburger macaroni, peas
Friday, September 20
Chocolate chocolate chip muffins, blueberries
Meat and cheese burritos, apples
Crock pot fiesta chicken on tortillas with fresh tomatoes
Saturday, September 21
Homemade grape nuts cereal, fruit
Pizza casserole, tossed salad
Give us an update. Have you been working on the Getting Ahead for Breakfast Challenge?
Thanks, the picture reminded me to make some breakfast cookies. My kids have been begging me for them. I usually try to make a HUGE batch and freeze them, they make a very easy breakfast, but I only let the kids have them once a week.
So far I haven’t gotten too many things done for the week. I did make extra pancakes this morning so I’ll be freezing some for later in the week. I want to make some kind of breakfast cookie later too :)
I was going to double up on some apple muffins to freeze but instead made apple fritters as a treat. Yay, for the fritters as family was excited for such a treat at breakfast but boo nothing to make it in the freezer (yet).
It’s funny you started the get-ahead breakfast stuff because the past 10 days I’ve been getting ahead with my breakfasts. My husband takes his breakfast to work everyday and wants variety each week. I’ve been making breakfast sandwiches, whole wheat blueberry pancakes, your blueberry muffins with the muffin mix, your peanut butter chocolate chip muffins, my own instant oatmeal, your poptarts and sausage balls. It’s been exhausting but rewarding!
Tomorrow I’m making lunches and dinners for our freezer and for our week. I made your whole wheat tortillas today in preparation for my big cooking day tomorrow. Thanks for you Oh, For Real cookbook (it’s my go-to cookbook lately) and your continued recipes on the blog. I’m making a lot of dinners from your recipes this week. You make making real, whole foods so much easier! :)
Priscilla W says
thanks for sharing, just looking through that give me ideas of what to make this week
I look forward to the recipe for Dark chocolate almond granola. Sounds delicious!