Menu Plan Monday!


I know some of you just this week have kiddos starting back to school, but we’re starting our third week here and the calendar is already filling up. Having my meals planned is hopefully going to save my sanity a bit! All our meals this week are coming from the freezer so that I can clean it out a bit to make room for new meals! Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Monday: Road trip home–Labor Day holiday weekend
Tuesday: Chicken Tetrazinni (made with lighter white sauce from 30 Day Gourmet); garden salad
Wednesday: Beef & Chicken fajitas with peppers & onions (made it up as a “kit” with everything included–just thaw, grill and serve!)
Thursday: Grilled Caesar Marinated chicken salad
Friday: special activity-out to eat
Saturday: leftovers
Sunday: make your own pizza night

Last week I made the Fab Fish Fingers. We all liked the way they tasted and the kids gobbled them up. But the recipe calls for you to pan fry them and next time I might try baking them. Not sure what my problem was but the coating seemed to just slip off the fish…maybe too much egg mixture. For leftovers, I just reheated them in the toaster oven and that helped a bit. All in all, these were a much healthier and tastier version than the store-bought version.

How’s your meal planning this week?

2 comments
Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)
Meal Plan Mom (Brenda)

Ah, Brenda! That is it. I do know I was in a rush that evening and the fish was still wet from thawing (I had bought it a month or so ago so it was thawed from my freezer). I've done the flour, egg, coating process with chicken before so will definitely give this a go next time with the fish sticks. We did love the flavor, the coating just kind of slid off!

Brenda Nicholson
Brenda Nicholson

The cooking shows I watch all say to let the fish sit for a while to let the coating dry a bit and stick better. They also dredge in flour, then egg, then coating. Hope that helps!