Friday, April 8, 2016

Baby's Arrival and April Menu

I've been absent for a little while because baby boy arrived on March 9!  He was a little early, but really healthy.  He's doing well and we're all adjusting to being a family of four, which is a little turbulent at times with a three year old around. But we're loving it, and are blessed to have church family and friends who have been a huge help with meals.

However, our meals run out this week, so we're back to planning our own.  We're going to try to keep things easy and simple, so that means lots of crock pot meals and things we can prep an evening before while the boys sleep.  We'll also be making use of seasonal ingredients, including greens, ham, and eggs.  So, without further ado, here's the plan for the month:

Breakfasts:  oatmeal, bagels and cream cheese, homemade granola and yogurt, smoothies, waffles, egg sandwiches, muffins (some in the freezer, and we may make some pumpkin ones too)

Lunches:  leftovers, hard boiled eggs and fruit, egg salad sandwiches, yogurt

Dinners:  lentil curry with naan and yogurt, veggie stir fry with egg rolls, black beans and rice with corn bread, chili with cornbread, jambalaya, salmon and pesto pasta, pesto pizza, open faced meatball sandwiches, split pea soup with whole grain bread (using leftover frozen Easter ham), loaded mac and cheese with ham and broccoli/green beans, cabbage and sausage soup in the crockpot, lasagna (frozen) and salad, egg pita sandwiches and roasted potatoes, and possibly a ham and broccoli or asparagus quiche (we'll make a double batch)

We'll need to purchase a few things to make this menu happen.  We'll try to find all of these things on sale with a coupon.  There are several on sale this week at both Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods.  Here's the list:

  • milk
  • fruit
  • naan (we'll use a gift card for the local bakery)
  • frozen veggies (mostly broccoli)
  • kidney beans
  • farro (for the curry)
  • brown rice
  • yogurt
  • avocados
  • cream cheese
So, how're your spring menu plans going?  I'd love to hear how you're living and saving green this spring!  Leave a note in the comments!

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