3 Moms ~ Straying From the Menu Plan

Welcome to the first 3 Moms ~ 3 Kitchens ~ 31 Days update.

Monday morning we had one of our favorite breakfasts. Whole wheat waffles made in my new waffle maker. My husband surprised us with this waffle maker last fall and the kids love making “hotel” waffles at home. We also had orange slices, juice, and milk.

Lunch was the typical fare. Sliced apples, carrot sticks, sandwiches (peanut butter or turkey) and assorted leftovers.

Dinner took a little twist as I realized that I needed to get rid of a loaf of bread I had purchased last week for a casserole. We had Bull’s Eyes (also known as Toad-in-the-Hole, Toad-in-the-Road, Egg-in-the-Hole, Eggs-in-a-basket, One-eyed Jacks, Bird-in-a-Nest, Gashouse Eggs, and about 50 other names) with sliced fruit and carrot sticks.

Today is my shopping day so all meals were leftovers. Breakfast was leftover whole wheat waffles, oatmeal, yogurt, and bagels.

For lunch we had crackers and peanut butter or cream cheese, with a fruit smoothie. Fruit smoothies are a great way to use up fruit that is past its prime. Often times I cut up and freeze fruit that is going bad to save for later. The frozen fruit makes great smoothies!

For dinner we had one of my favorite inexpensive meals, sausage and rice served with steamed broccoli. I was shopping during dinner time and my daughter informed me that the food was eaten so quickly she didn’t have time to take a picture.  I realize I have strayed from my menu plan already, but getting rid of food to make room for groceries tonight trumped the menu plan.

Tomorrow I will post the details of my shopping trip.

Don’t forget to visit Beauty and Bedlam and Stolen Moments Cooking to see what Jen and Kate are making this week.


  1. Annette says:

    Ooooh a Vita Mix! DH and I have been wanting to purchase one for sometime do you feel it was well worth the investment. It just seems hard to justify the price of it. Thanks for the real life you put into your blog.

  2. My husband and I were trying to figure out what to have for dinner last night after the kids were already in bed. I decided on eggs. I couldn’t convince him to try (he says he likes both parts separate), but I had bullseyes – and they were great! Thanks for the tip a few days ago!

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Glad you liked them! The night we had them my husband said he wasn’t hungry until I started making them :).

  3. Your fruit smoothie looks so good. In the summer we make an extra batch and make popsicles too. I absolutely love our Vita Mix that I bought about 9 years ago. Fresh peanut butter is one of our favorites. I just empty a can of peanuts, my oldest likes honey roasted and my daughter likes almonds, and I blend and then return to the can. It doesn’t last long in our home, but that’s okay, it’s so fresh. I use my Vita Mix for soups and there are some great ice-cream recipes too.

  4. Cherrill Hartsfield says:

    I make sorbet all the time for our DD. I have even mastered Caramel Cream smoothies that Tropical smoothie makes they are delicious. I also used it to blend up some dry rub that had hardened. It’s also great for making salsa.

  5. I could go for some waffles right now. I keep eyeballing the flip wafflemaker but can’t justify getting a new one when mine works just fine (and it’s bigger than the flippy– but the flippy is more fun).

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