I was slowly figuring out the process of menu planning still–this was only my second week of trying to ensure that my kid was fed 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. I wish someone told reminded me that I was eventually going to have to FEED her! I kid. Since we did Baby Led Weaning, she has been “eating” since around 5.5 months, but when she started daycare (at 9.5 months old), she was a full-on ‘3 meals a day’ girl already. I couldn’t just send her with baby food and call it a day–she needed real, healthy food!
[insert ‘overwhelmed, first-time mom’ expression here]
Tuna noodle casserole was a major fail in terms of feeding it to the baby. She was not a fan of the taste or texture of tuna, and every time she would put a piece in her mouth, she proceeded to promptly spit it directly out. It was entertaining at home, but I didn’t realize that I should have been sending a backup for her daycare meals in case she hated something that I sent for her. I learned that fairly quickly…but not without a few days of grumpy baby-ness.
Here’s the menu:
For this menu, I added the recipes into the pdf, so if you click print, you’ll actually get all of the recipes printed out as well.
If you want to see all of January’s menus at once, they’re on the January Page.
Recipe links are as follows:
- Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe (you’ll notice this is a repeat of last week…because I never actually made it last week).
- Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken (again…another repeat because this one never happened either).
- Baked Rigatoni with mini meatballs (this is SO delicious–one of my favorite recipes)
- Black Bean And Chicken Quesadillas
- pizza crust
- Crockpot Apple Pie Oatmeal
You’ll probably notice that I started to add little instructions to myself within the menu so that I could have little reminders of when thing were supposed to happen throughout the week. This was what I did before I typed up an actual plan–now put notes on the menu AND type up a plan.
Again, no grocery list and no plan…because I just wasn’t there yet.