Week 240 Menu

Wow, what a day!  Today my four year old starts preschool for the first time. 
I didn't have him go to preschool last year since I was really pregnant and then had a newborn.  We did "preschool" projects and activities at home instead.  

He has been waiting forever for this day to come.  Now I'll have 2.5 hours with just my baby in the afternoons.  It's really quiet, especially when he's napping.  I'll guess I'll soak up the peace and quiet, so it can help me through the after school/sports/dinner/homework/bedtime chaos that will surely come.

Like I posted on Facebook this weekend, I'm going to try to stock my freezer with some meals and meal starters to make dinnertime a little easier.  I'm not going to go all out and make 40 meals in one day, but instead do a bit each day.  Tonight after my kids go to bed I'm going to mix up some Swedish meatballs, teriyaki burger patties, and BBQ chicken tinfoil dinners to stick in the freezer. 

This morning I mixed up some of my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough.  I got some cookie dough balls ready for the freezer for a time in the future when we want freshly baked cookies.  I'm also freezing some already baked cookies, so I can pop them into my kids lunch boxes.  They'll be thawed my lunch time. 

I'll keep you posted on my freezer stocking effort.  Do you follow me on Facebook?

Menu time...

Monday:  orange chicken, steamed rice, broccoli and edamame

Tuesday:  German pancakes, green smoothies

Wednesday: honey lime enchiladas

Thursday:  my favorite taco soup in the crockpot
 Friday: parmesan chicken, grilled rosemary potatoes, veggies

Saturday:  easy night

Sunday: bacon wrapped chicken, pasta, fruit & veggies

All right...there you have it.  My menu!  What are you making this week?

P.S. If you need menu inspiration check out my other #239 menus here.  Or check out my Ultimate List of Dinner Ideas (meals I make for my family on a regular basis).