menu plan monday

“No yike onions.”

“No yike beans.”

“No yike lettuce.”

“No yike potatoes.”

Hello two-and-a-half.  What a pleasure to make your acquaintance.  Apparently, Little Friend has developed a palate with a mind of its own.  Gone are the days when I could shove pureed kale down her gullet with nary a hint of a complaint.  These days, I’m more apt to hear “No yike [fill in the blank with whatever despicable food item lurks on her plate].  No yike this, Mom.”

Not what I want to hear during the “gangrene hour” of the day.  Especially when I sincerely strive to plan and execute edible and, dare I suggest enjoyable, dishes for the family.

In any case, I find myself back at the drawing board again this week conjuring up the magic that will elicit a “This Super Good, Mom” from Little Friend’s satisfied mouth.

(For the record, it was the strawberries served at dinner tonight that were pronounced “Super Good.”  Thank you, spring bounty!)



Breakfast:  Fried Eggs with Braised Swiss Chard
Dinner:  Kelly’s Chicken Enchiladas (The first time Big Friend tasted this dish, he commented: “I could eat like this every night of the week.  Who needs crunchy vegetables?!”  I think that’s his equivalent of “This Super Good.”)


Breakfast: Buckwheat Pancakes
Dinner:  Breakfast for Dinner – ABC Frittata (Apple, Bacon, Cheddar)


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs
Dinner:  Veggie-Laden Shepherd’s Pie


Breakfast: Soaked Oatmeal
Dinner:  Left Overs


Breakfast: Fried Oatmeal (using left over’s from Thursday)
Dinner:  Smothered Salmon for Two


Breakfast: French Toast Frittata
Dinner:  Lazy [Wo]man’s Chuck Roast


Breakfast: Spring Greens Omelette
Dinner: Pasta with Sunday Gravy (using leftovers from Saturday’s chuck roast)

If you didn’t click on this link on your first read-through, don’t miss the ABC Frittata.  One of my favorite go-to foodie blogs, Small Bites, shared the recipe along with a review of the Whole Family Cookbook.  Alas, I did not win the accompanying giveaway, but be forewarned, Whole Family Cookbook:  I’ve got my eye on you and a bite of ABC Frittata on my fork!


  1. Dad said:

    I didn’t hear whipped cream mentioned. Ya gotta try whipped cream.
    It’s not at the top of the health food chain, but in the past it’s been a hit. Raspberries and strawberries and blueberries help too.

    April 11, 2011
  2. Anne said:

    ABC frittata sounds fantastic, and just different enough from the usual to be appealing. I’ve not heard of small bites I’ll have to check it out!

    April 11, 2011
  3. Jo said:

    Wow! More great recipes and resources. Thank-you! I will be printing and cooking and (if I do the recipes justice) enjoying.

    April 12, 2011

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