Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dinners for the month of October

I start a new job in 7 days and I couldn't be more thankful for the opportunity. God is so good! In the meantime I am trying to get my house in order and dinners planned for the next month. Yes, you saw that right for the next month. I'm used to having dinner on the table for my family around 5:30 and starting next week I won't even be home until nearly 6. In order to have dinner ready in a snap I am going to have to plan further out as well as do some of the preparation in advance.

This is what I have on my menu list for the month of October, in no particular order:
Potato Soup
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Sloppy Joes
Chicken Pot Pie
Green Bean Chili
Salisbury Steak
Hamburger Chili
Chicken Cheese Enchiladas
Cajun Shrimp and Rice
Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken and Rice Casserole
Spaghetti Pie
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Rotisserie Chicken
Chicken Nachos
Chicken Wings
Fried Chicken
Chicken Salad on Croissant
Corn Dogs
Upside down day- Breakfast for dinner (biscuits/gravy and bacon)
Turkey Club Sandwiches

Now it's time to put them in order and plan the shopping list(s). Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Great menu! Good luck with your new job. You have probably thought of this already, but many of your items call for the same ingredients and could save you some time by preparing them one time and then freezing them for when you need it. Like cooking a massive amount of seasoned ground beef and putting them in ziplock bags, or chopping vegatables and freezing them for example. It makes making dinner at the end of a long workday so much simpler!

Tanya said...

It looks like you could use your slow cooker for a lot of these dishes. It's a really time-efficient way to have dinner ready as soon as your home. Also, it looks like your children are old enough to take on dinner maybe once a week? Or at least help with cleaning/chopping/other prep work. Good practice for when they venture out into the world.

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats on the job! I used the crockppt a lot when I worked. IT helped!

Anonymous said...

An entire month?? I'm hard pressed to plan a meal for 1 week. I agree with the above comment.....the crockpot is my friend! Use it! :)

Susan said...

Good luck with your new job, Amy, and congratulations! Great job on the meal planning. Wow. I definitely don't do that. Impressive. Susan

middle child said...

You had me at tomato soup and grilled cheese. What are/is bierocks?

Deb {Confessions of an Ugly Mom} said...

Congratulations, Amy!!!! Enjoy this exciting new time. I get home around 6 and it meal time can be crazy. But with your planning, it seems like you'll find your way and make it doable. I'm writing down some of your ideas -- I forget about fun stuff and get stuck in a rut.

laura said...

Congratulations on your new job, I just started a new one too and it's messing up my meal planning a little.

Thanks for dropping by my blog, your menu list looks amazing!

Carol said...

Yes! This is do-able. Planning is the key. Nice job!