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Monday, October 27, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Last week was a super simple short week, and I still got off track! {blushing}
Monday and Tuesday went as scheduled, but we didn't get our prep work done on Sunday for the lettuce wraps. EmDee texted me in the afternoon and suggested we hit Applebee's happy hour for 1/2 price appetizers...I have to say it didn't take me long to respond! It was a fun, unexpected "family date night" and we split 3 large appetizer plates for only $17 with tip!

While we were waiting for our food, Sweetpea wanted to walk around and look at all the crazy decorations, so we wandered aimlessly for a few minutes. When she came to the barstools she wanted to sit in one, so I hoisted her up and sat at the stool next to her. We were sitting next to several older gentlemen. She immediately had them waving at her! Then the super nice bartender asked what we wanted. I told her we were just passing time waiting for our food, and she brought down a shoebox sized plastic container full of toys for Sweetpea to play with!

When our food came, I tried to remove Sweetpea from the toys. She's a smart little girl, and she knows mom doesn't like her making a scene (okay maybe not, but this is how it seemed to play out) so when I picked her up from her barstool, she screamed bloody murder. This prompted me to sit her down to regroup, and the men next to us all to start laughing and saying they knew who was really in charge. Luckily, the bartender didn't mind if we borrowed her toy box, so we headed back to our table loaded down with matchbox cars and spongebobs, among other things. The rest of dinner went well, with everyone enjoying dinner. No matter how many of "our" toys I bring, it's always someone else's toys that are the hit!

Now that I got completely off track, let's get back to this week's menu.

Monday: Chicken stirfry over rice
Tuesday: Spaghetti with garlic bread and green salad
Wednesday: lettuce wraps & noodle salad
Thursday: leftover free for all
Friday: breakfast for dinner - omlette casserole and pumpkin banana pancakes with decaf pumpkin spiced lattes! (if you're coming over from OrgJunkie, the lattes are perfect for pairing with pumpkin bread - Mr. Linky is doing mean things to me, I didn't mean to say that!)

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Laura said...

Looks like a great menu. Have a good week!!

HDMac said...

Great menu!

Sherry said...

Great deal on the appetizers! :D

Yummy menu especially the pumpkin spice lattes!! Delish!

Have a great week!

Amy said...

That sounds like a yummy menu plan. I love those pumpkin spice lattes too. I am hoping to try a recipe for pumpkin biscotti this week. What would go better with it than one of those? :)

Sandra said...

Sounds like a great week :)

A Day That Is Dessert said...

ooh I love your plan for Friday - I've been trying to figure out what to do for Halloween dinner. My boys would LOVE breakfast for dinner - and my husband and I would love the pumpkin spice lattes! Thanks for the idea!

Elle Charlie said...

Just wanted to let you know we loved the Million $ Spaghetti and have a ton of great leftovers - thanks again for sharing so many great recipes!

HeatherPride said...

I love having breakfast for dinner, it's the best!

Marva said...

YUM! You do a great job! It all sounds yummy! Keep up the good work!


Martha said...

Sounds like a great dinner out and a great menu for the week too! Something with my meal plans almost always gets thrown off for one reason or another - going out to eat is the best way to get sidetracked! :-)

Jen said...

I made the pumpkin spice lattee this weekend for a halloween party we had - it was a hit! Yum!

Chrissy said...

Sounds good!

Do you have recipes for the lettuce wraps and noodle salad? Just the sound of it sounds light and yummy!!

Octamom said...

I have got to get my menu together--I did one of those crazy runs to Costco Friday where I didn't plan well and came home with lots of stuff--but not sure if there's a true meal in there! Thanks for getting me motivated!!