I’ve been laying low this week while I recover from being sick. Therefore, making a trip to the store would have been a bad idea for me. But dude – avocados can be price-matched for 29¢ this week!!!!! We couldn’t pass this up. Plus, we needed other groceries. Thus, I prepared a careful list and sent my willing husband to the store (armed with a teenage son for back-up). They shopped, they price-matched, they scored good deals.
They also bought pizza.
Four of them to be exact. Fine by me. Matt added veggies to some of them before putting them in the oven and we all enjoyed the treat (and the night off from cooking).
He ended up heading back to the store over the weekend because we needed food for High School Huddle this Sunday, plus there were no avocados the first time he went. Missing the 29¢ avocados just seemed too sad. Second time around, he brought home a bag full – plus more strawberries, more clementines, and some blueberries. The groceries were all put away before I could get in and take a picture, so I thought I’d share this one instead:
This was Malachi drinking his Homemade Chocolate Milk earlier this week. Or…attempting to drink his chocolate milk. It was a fun lunch-time experiment he chose to do. To answer the inevitable: Yes he is wearing a suit coat, shirt, and tie. Yes it was mid-week. Yes it was lunchtime. Yes we were home having a regular school day. No I don’t make him dress up for school. He dresses like this most days because he loves it. Come to think of it, I believe this was St. Patty’s Day – as it looks as though he is wearing his green shirt/tie combo. The cuteness is a killer, am I right? Remember when he always dressed as a cowboy? Oh, my baby.
You should try making this chocolate milk, but feel free to come as you are. Black tie attire not required for the drinking of this milk. Nor is it a necessity to drink through six straws at once. The rest of us boring folks drink our chocolate milk without a straw while wearing blue jeans.
Meals for this week look a little something like this:
- Banana Muffins
- No-Bake Breakfast Bars (I found this recipe and thought it looked great to try!)
- Dark Chocolate Almond Granola
- Giant Breakfast Cookies
- Instant Oatmeal Packets
- Scrambled Cheesy Eggs
- Peanut Butter Breakfast Cake
- Black Bean Chicken Nachos
- Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Salad
- Cheddar Ranch Burgers
- Ham and Cheese Pasta Salad
- Potato Soup
- Tuna Casserole
- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
- Italian Chicken with bread, veggies, salad, and cookies (for Huddle)
- Chicken Fried Steak Strips
- Garden Veggie Chicken Skillet
- Italian Pasta Bake
- Cheeseburger Soup
- Salmon Patties
- Baked Potato Bar at Bball Award Night
Fruit and Veggie Side Options (I serve 1-4 with each meal)
- Creamy Orange Cooler
- Strawberries with Chocolate Whipped Cream
- Green Beans
- Mixed Greens
- Spicy Avocado Dip
- Pineapple Mango Smoothies
- Sweet Potato Fries
- Sweet Peppers
Here’s to a great week with great food!
Amy S says
When you serve, for example, banana muffins at breakfast, do you also serve some type of protein?
Sometimes eggs, but not always. I do always serve at least one kind of fruit if not two. So we’ll plow through two dozen muffins and a couple pounds of fruit, then have a high protein lunch a few hours later. This works fine since we homeschool. I think if I sent them off to school, I’d probably feel the need to give them more protein to hold them over in the mornings. :)
Oh my goodness! I LOVE the look of that well-dressed milk sipper! It made me smile because my boys have done the same. If one straw works, more works better, right?
Your menu plan is always so helpful. Your instant oatmeal packets are a big favorite at our house. On oatmeal morning, my boys pull out all our jars of dried fruits, nuts, maple syrup, cream…we make a production of it.
I adapted your plan a tad and store our instant oatmeal in jars. I just love jars! We use the electric kettle to heat the water and breakfast comes off in mere minutes!