Menu Plan Monday- International Dinners

My church had an International Missions Banquet last night. I did not get to go because last night was Jackson's 1st birthday. Since I did not get a chance to try any of the food I bought one of the cook books and thought I would try some of them myself. My husband and I love to be creative and try new things. My 3 year old may not enjoy this week, but it is good for her to be exposed to different cultures. Breakfast and lunch is pretty typical. The dinners are where I get a little crazy this week. It will be interesting to see if I can make these meals and still remain healthy and frugal.

Monday
Breakfast-Oatmeal and raisins
Lunch-Turkey sandwiches, carrots, fruit

Tuesday
Breakfast-Banana muffins, fruit
Lunch-Homemade fish sticks, peas, and fruit
Dinner-Fatousch salad (Greek salad), Penne with spinach and feta with chicken

Wednesday
Breakfast-Pumpkin smoothies
Lunch-Quesadillas with sweet potatoes or squash snuck in, oranges
Dinner-Tabouli with Mediterranean chicken (love tabouli!)

Thursday
Breakfast-Pumpkin scones with fruit
Lunch-Homemade chicken nuggets with squash snuck in, couscous, and mix veg

Friday
Breakfast-Oatmeal, bananas
Lunch-Egg salad sandwiches, broccoli, fruit

Saturday
Breakfast-Eggs, pancakes, fruit
Lunch- Tomato soup, homemade bread, and celery
Dinner- Sambusa with rice and corn

Sunday
Breakfast-Turkey sausage bread with fruit
Lunch-Family lunch
Dinner-Traditional Punjabi chicken with rice and steamed veggie
I realize that this menu is not that helpful without the recipes to some of the meals. I plan to get them up later tonight, but for right now my daughter wants me to come snuggle with her. I think that is a little more important right now. So stay tuned for the recipes. Thanks ***Update- I have all the recipes for the international dinners linked. I may still add some of the breakfast and lunch recipes later***
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6 comments:

Pamela said...

Oh, wow, this ls yummy! I love that you're sneaking the squash into the nuggets!

Shaina said...

I had no idea you were SO *SO* organized. Way to go!

Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva said...

I like that you are introducing international foods to your daughter. Just keep giving it to her a little bit at a time, at she will start appreciating it. I do that with my sons. I started out with authentic Mexican food, and then Chinese, Korean, etc... Now they love it and think that it's a treat when I serve it. I see several recipes on your menu that I am going to try.

Take care!

Helen said...

I linked to your website from Money Saving Mom, I love your recipes! I have bookmarked you. Thanks!

Pamela said...

Thank-you so much for your kind and thoughtful words. I have read quite a bit of your site, and doing a lot of thinking about how we can make things work so that the three of us are happy and provided for!

Thanks again, so much, I'll bookmark you so I can come back lots!

Congratulations on the 1st birthday!!

list mama said...

I used to try a lot more exotic food until my husband came home from work one day, asked what was for dinner, and said, "Can't we have something that I can eat with ketchup?" Hehe.

Jen
http://www.ListPlanIt.com