Monday, 22 September 2008

School Holiday Menu Planning

It is the first official day of holidays for us. We had a day off on Friday, but we were at school for a little bit.

So how does the first day of holidays begin? With a sleep in (for me, that is about 7am!), to catch up on much lost sleep over the weekend. Ya know, I'm not so good at 2am and 3am LOL. A little reading in bed to finish a book before getting up ~ finally! A slow start is a marvelous way to begin two and a half weeks of routine-less meandering through beautiful Spring days!

I tend to plan meals that take a little more preparation time during the holidays. After all, it's not like we have much else to do!

Monday: Meat Pie, vegies (using Maggie Beer's sour cream pastry recipe)
Tuesday: Creamy Chicken & Corn Casserole
Wednesday: Quiche, potato wedges, salad
Thursday: Oven Fried Chicken, baked spuds, vegies
Friday: Baked Tomato Gnocchi
Saturday: Mexican Tortilla Pie, salad (if I can find the recipe!!!!)
Sunday: Homemade Pizza (yet another lesson for Miss Sunshine on that one)

Of course, during the holidays we also need to think a little harder about lunches. Apparently boring old sandwiches just doesn't cut it! We'll be out for lunch on Wednesday at a friend's place. I'll take some fruit & yoghurt for dessert I think. But otherwise, I get stumped right about here. Macaroni & Cheese always features somewhere in the plan ~ the real stuff, not from a box. What are you kid-thrilling favourites??!!!

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