Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Plan: 11/7- Keeping the Chill Off

Brrr... it's finally starting to feel pretty chilly around here. I refused to turn the heat on in my house until November 1st. (Okay, that's not entirely true- I turned the heat on in the baby's bedroom at night because she doesn't sleep with a blanket yet...) I am S.T.U.B.B.O.R.N. It's true. I still only turn the kitchen and living room heats on for a short period in the early morning to "take the chill off". So how do we warm up? Hearty pastas, tummy-warming soups, and rich cheese sauces. Mmmm... bring it on:


B-Cereal, Yogurt, Juice
L-Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Biscuits
D-Ravioli & Meatballs, Green Beans


B-Peanut Butter Oatmeal w/ a couple chocolate chips just to make 'em smile, Milk
L-P,B,&J, Pretzels, Juice
D-Batter Dipped Chicken Nuggets, Oven Fries from Fingerlings, Corn


B-Toast w/ Homemade Black Raspberry Jam, Applesauce, Milk
L-Oven Fries, Broccoli w/ Ranch Dip, Water
D-French Onion Soup (w/ the requisite toasted French bread and Swiss cheese! Actually, I think Gruyere is probably more authentic, but I digress...)


B-Banana Choc Chip Mini Muffins, Yogurt, Juice
L-Grilled Cheese, Tangerines, Milk
D-Stuffed Meatball Breadstick Sandwiches, Salad (My plan is to actually take a picture of these this time so I can share the recipe... someone please remind me on Wednesday, will you? ;) )


B-Oatmeal, Apple Slices, Milk
L-Buttered Noodles, Yogurt, Juice
D-Seafood Crepes (My kids are off school and my hubby is off work in honor of Veteran's Day... so we'll enjoy a yummy, fancy meal together!)


B-Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, Fruit
L-Cheesy Beans & Rice, Milk
D-Pepperoni & Jalapeno Pizza (the 5yo picked this one!)


B-Ham Steak, Tater Tots, Fruit
L-Souped-Up Tomato Soup, Cheese Bread
D-Laura's Macaroni & Cheese, Peas (My two girls LOVE peas. I do not. But that's not going to stop me from serving them up!)

My Poor Man's Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwiches last night were an all-around hit. Well, the baby ate the ham and cheese off and abandoned the bread, but that's just how she rolls. ;) I was very pleased with how they turned out. Would anyone be interested in that recipe?

I am SO excited to be having French Onion Soup this week for supper. My dad makes a rockstar French Onion Soup, but I enjoy almost any version. I think soup that involves melty cheese just has a special place in my heart...

What's your favorite soup to warm up with on a chilly Fall night?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.


Heather Benza said...

Neither one of my boys likes chocolate chips in their oatmeal...isn't that just freaky?!?

Alicia said...

Sounds like a yummy week of meals - I wouldn't mind trying out the chicken cordon blue recipe, if you're sharing! :-) have a great week

Mrs. B said...

Visiting from OrgJunkie! Please, please take a picture and share the recipe for your stuffed meatball breadsticks! Just consider this your Wednesday reminder....

Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free said...

We LOVE French Onion Soup!! I like a really rich version, and my homemade one just isn't it. Do you have a recipe to share? ;)