Menu Plan Monday


Eat Out

Have you ever had one of those days where you just could not bring yourself to adult up and cook a meal?

That was today.

And the kids got McDonald’s gift certificates for Christmas, so we put those bad boys to good use


French Toast & Bacon

My grandpa’s french toast was legendary. This is his recipe.

But I will say that I now realize the real trick was that he put a thin pad of butter on top of each piece while the other side was cooking on the griddle. And sprinkled copious amounts of cinnamon on the toast as it was cooking as well.

So, use whatever recipe you want, and just cook it with lots of butter and cinnamon and you will be good.

French Toast

  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 8 pieces Brioche bread (you can use regular bread, but trust me on this)
  1. Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in shallow dish
  2. Dip bread slices in mixture
  3. Cook toast on griddle at medium heat

As always, whenever we have breakfast for supper, I supplement it with a smoothie that’s loaded with plain greek yogurt (protein!) and handfuls of spinach.



Leftovers are normally our lunches on the weekend, but we weren’t home for lunches this weekend, so this food needed to get eaten.

My kids were thrilled. #sarcasm


Burritos & Chips w/ Guacamole

As much as my kids loathe leftovers, they love burritos. Mostly because they think they have a say in what gets put on their plate (this is not normally the case).

They point out what they want in their burrito AND get to assemble it themselves.

It is their best day.


Pizza & Smoothies

Have you had the bread bites from Domino’s (not to be confused with bread twists)?

If you haven’t, stop what you’re doing right now and order them. They are little bits of dough, fried (I think), then dipped in butter & parmesan. They melt in your mouth.

Consider yourself warned that you will lose count of how many you’ve eaten.


BLT’s & Salad

Not all of the bacon that was made with the french toast was eaten, so I bought some really good bread, sliced a tomato and called it supper.

When we do BLT’s, we add lots of fixings, including cucumbers, mayo, avocado, cheese & turkey.


Snacky Supper

I am starting to think that I should switch up our menu, but no one seems to complain about it, so I think we’ll stick with it.

Sunday Snacky Supper

  • Meat, Cheese & Crackers
  • Veggie Tray
  • Fruit Tray
  • Chips & Queso
  • Pigs in a Blanket
  • Mozzarella Sticks

Do your kids have a  meal  that they get excited for, but isn’t actually that exciting?

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