I didn’t have a menu plan last week, and it really showed.  Between no plan, and the hubby’s 3 day in a row craving for fillet o fish — well, we didn’t eat that well!


There were also no bentos this week.  Well, there were lunches packed in bento boxes, but not packed well, and not really in bento style.  Monday is the only day of school left before Thanksgiving Holidays, so I probably won’t be posting bentos again until the 30th.





Monday:  Chicken with Pepper Relish, Pasta, Green Beans

Tuesday:  Dave Lieberman’s Black Bean Soup for the FNCCC with Lime & Coriander Cream (just chopped cilantro stirred into sour cream, thinned with lime juice), Easy Mexican Corn Bread, Fruit

Wednesday: Salmon Cakes and Lemon-Garlic Aioli, Lentil salad with Watercress, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots

Thursday: Thanksgiving.  We are eating out this year.  I’ll miss the leftovers, but I’m not up to all the work it takes with a six month old.  Mom can’t make it, but we’re meeting my brothers and their families for dinner, and then going to have desserts at one of their homes.

Friday: Easy Skillet Tacos, Corn Chips and Salsa, Cucumber Salad

Saturday: Ginger Beef and Edamame Stir Fry, Rice, Fruit

Sunday: Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage, Corn, Garlic Toast


For breakfasts we always have oatmeal, cold cereal, scrambled eggs, toast, freezer muffins, yogurt, cottage cheese and fruits to choose from.  I also keep us stocked with lunch meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, etc for bentos.    Even when not specifically listed, I usually have a mixed greens salad and fruit available for dinner.

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie.  Check out the hundreds of other menus posted.