Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monthly Meal Plan: October 2010

This is going to be a short month.  

We've got a little vacation planned at the end of the month.  

I've got a surgery scheduled on Monday the 4th.  I've suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome for about 15 years.  It's gotten really bad and I should have had the surgery 2 years ago, but then Hunter came along.  They aren't really sure if it will help with the numbness and tingling, but it's worth a shot.  I'll be out of commission for a few weeks and will be doing most of the OAMC on Friday and Sunday.  Saturday we might go pick apples.

We'll be celebrating our 12 year anniversary.  That's pretty exciting!  The best part?  We'll be celebrating at a place called Disney!

 We'll also be "remaking" meals this month.  Focusing on Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken and a Beef Roast.  To help with our weight loss, I'm going to be adding my new favorite salad, Sante Fe Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette, to our Tex-Mex night each week.  
  1. pizza
  2. Apple Picking - BBQ restaurant
  3. Drunken Pork Chops*
  4. Crock Pot Chicken 
  5. REMAKE: 3 Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake*
  6. Eggs and Ham Frittata
  7. Bean Burritos with Sante Fe Salad
  8. pizza
  9. family dinner
  10. hamburgers
  11. Crock Pot Beef Roast
  12. REMAKE: Pineapple Beef Stew*
  13. Egg, Cheese and Spinach Frittata
  14. Bean Nachos with Sante Fe Salad
  15. pizza
  16. Meatloaf
  17. Ribeyes, Potatoes, Salad
  18. Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken
  19. REMAKE: Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta with Chicken*
  20. Stuffed French Toast with bacon*
  21. Bean Tostadas with Sante Fe Salad
  22. pizza
  23. spaghetti
  24. 12th Anniversary - dinner out
  25. tacos
  26. nachos
  27. hamburgers
  28. Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken
  29. Easy Chicken Fried Rice
  30. dinner out
  31. Meatloaf
We'll be trying a few new-to-us-recipes (marked with *).  We'll also be taking food with us to Disney to cut down on the eating out expense.  The condo has a full kitchen so I'm really excited about that.  I don't mind cooking while on vacation, it will be fun.  We'll probably keep breakfast simple with cereal and bananas or eggs, bacon and toast.  We'll probably eat lunch at Disney.  I'll pack simple snacks, maybe fruit gummies, apples, pretzels and water.  We might eat dinner out a couple of nights.  There's a Pirate Ship Dinner Theater near our hotel, and I think the kids would love this.  The other nights we'll keep simple with spaghetti, tacos, nachos, crock pot chicken and potatoes, chicken fried rice.  We have one of those coolers that keep foods frozen for hours and hours so I'll take what I can from home to cut down on paying full price at the grocery store.   

OAMC Plan:
Crock Pot Pinto Beans turned into Refried Beans (used in burritos, tostadas, nachos)
Form Hamburger Patties x 12 (need about 2.5 lbs, using for 2 hamburger dinners)
Form Meatloaves x 2 dinners
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (from a box, free after coupons)
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins
Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes (using boxed pancake mix $.14 a box at Publix)
Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie - cranberry and butterscotch
Breakfast Burritos for fast breakfasts for hubby
Ham and Cheese Pockets for fast lunches
Cheddar Cheese Sauce for Cheese and Macaroni for fast lunches
Frozen Bananas and berries for Smoothies 
Corn Dog Muffins for fast lunches 

Have a great and tasty month!

Are you doing any OAMC?  I'd love to hear from you.  I'm in search of some new recipes to try.

This has been linked to:
Mommy's Kitchen Meal Plan Monthly
Life as Mom - October Freezer Cooking


Lora @ my blessed life said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and following! It's nice to *meet* you:)

I hope your surgery goes well on Monday! And it sounds like you've got some exciting things coming up. We are hoping to visit Disney next year, but are trying to figure out the most economical way to do that:)

LilyBelleMommy said...

I live in FL and go to Disney whenever I can, be careful taking in snacks and drinks they don't like it. If they find them in your bag (sometimes they search them for security) they will confiscate the outside food. Just an FYI.

Susie said...

Congrats on your Disney trip. We hope to get there one day soon:-)

Mommarock said...

Good luck on your surgery, I hope everything comes out feeling much better..and you all have fun in Disney!

Ashley said...

Have fun at the happiest place on earth! A whole week we're jealous! Btw I have taken food into the park on numerous occasions. Last time I checked it was perfectly acceptable. We usually take our whole lunch in.They just don't want big coolers brought in. Make sure you check out the Mom's Panel on lots of great tips from other moms.


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