Monday, November 30, 2015

Meal Plan Week #48

Things are crazy busy with Christmas shopping and wrapping. We are still doing swimming and there's still homework to be had during the week. Yeah for meal plans to keep us on track!

MONDAY: Turkey Tetrazzini
If my family doesn't mutiny over more turkey, we'll use up the leftover turkey from Thanksgiving for tonight's meal!

We restocked on our favorite tortilla chips from Costco so nachos are in order!
  WEDNESDAY: Pot Roast
I went a little overboard with mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving so we'll serve the leftovers with the pot roast.

THURSDAY: Chili and Grilled Cheese
It's cold enough outside that chili fits perfectly onto the menu. We started serving ours with grilled cheese on the side, yum!

We'll either go out for dinner or everyone can fend for themselves :) I'll need a break after a long week of cooking!

What's for dinner tonight at your house?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Meal Plan Week #47

It's Thanksgiving week! I'll be cooking/hosting a small Thanksgiving dinner this year and afterwards I will head out Black Friday shopping. This week's meal plan is pretty basic as I didn't want anything too complex.

MONDAY: Mini Pizzas
I'll make the dough on Sunday night, then we can assemble personal sized pizzas for dinner.

TUESDAY: Dinner Out or Order In
The girls are going to do a sleepover with cousins because they are off school the rest of the week so the husband and I are going to have a little mid-week date night :)

WEDNESDAY: Spaghetti w/Garlic Bread
I actually have a crock pot sauce with meatballs that will make this super easy! And J still has swimming tonight so quick and easy is always good.

THURSDAY: Turkey and all the trimmings!
I'll be making turkey, mashed potatoes, rolls and a cranberry pound cake dessert. The rest of the meal will come from my MIL and SIL.

FRIDAY: Leftovers
What's better than turkey leftovers?!

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping to everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Meal Plan Week #46

I pulled together a last minute meal plan. Sunday was too nice to not be outside. 60* in Indiana in the middle of November is like crazy talk. We went to the park, walked the dog and didn't think about that this week will probably be cold, rainy and miserable. But you didn't come for the weather report, so here's our meal plan for the week.

MONDAY: Baked Potatoes
Since I did two slower cooker meals last week that involved meat we have lots of leftovers to top our potatoes with. My favorite is BBQ pulled pork or chicken over your potato with cheese and ranch. Yum!

TUESDAY: Chicken Taquitos
I've made these previously, they were pretty easy to whip up and are yummy!

WEDNESDAY: Paninis with veggies and fruit
It's swimming night so quick and easy is the plan here!

You're On Your Own. Mama is off duty, find some food and eat it. :)

FRIDAY: Pizza Pasta Bake
A pizza and a pasta bake all in one! You pretty much take anything you'd top your pizza with and put it in with the pasta. We like green peppers and onions and top it with pepperoni.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Meal Plan Week #45

We've got 2 crock pot meals and a meal that will be made ahead of time. It will make for an easy week of dinners! So let's get right to it ...

MONDAY: Vegetable soup with crusty bread
I made this Sunday so all I will have to do is heat it up for dinner.

TUESDAY: Pulled Pork Tacos
We'll use half the pork loin in the crock pot with a jar of salsa tonight. Then tomorrow use the other half for a completely different meal.

WEDNESDAY: Shredded BBQ Sandwiches
Take the other half of your pork loin with a bottle of BBQ sauce and put in the crock pot. Super easy way to use up some meat that was on sale and gives you some variety in your meals.

THURSDAY: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
This is easy enough for the husband to make while I'm having girls night with the ladies at work :) Beer & tacos - great way to break in the new girl at work!

FRIDAY: French Toast & Fruit Salad
I'm not a huge syrup fan, so I always serve our french toast with fresh fruit so I can top mine with fruit instead of syrup. Yum!

What's for dinner this week at your house?

Monday, November 2, 2015

Meal Plan Week #44

I think I've made a mistake by labeling each week of my meal plan based on the week of the year. 44 weeks! There are only 52 in the year! How did this happen??? It is hard to believe that the holidays are right around the corner. Swim lessons start for J this week (A is still on the wait list for swim and gymnastics) so that's another commitment once a week for this family. Since last week's meal plan wasn't super healthy, we're taking a new approach this week!

MONDAY: Deli Sandwiches w/ Fruit & Veggies

I'm trying to be better about serving fruit & veggies at dinner if many are not included in the main dish. We'll have a variety to go along side our sandwiches.

TUESDAY: Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet

Sometimes you have to switch up taco night with some other Mexican inspired dish.

WEDNESDAY: Sausage, Spinach & White Bean Soup

Swim night, so crock pot meals are pretty much my go-to. And the kids are crazy for ANYTHING with beans in it these days. I did break my crock pot lid last week, maybe this will be a good excuse for Santa to put one under my tree :)

THURSDAY: Tortellini w/ Garlic Bread & Salad

FRIDAY: Chicken Patty Sandwiches

We'll see what veggies and fruits are leftover to pair with these sandwiches at the end of the week.