Category Archives: Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday – October 20 2014

Well, after a crazy weekend I am so glad to be back to our weekday routine. Weekends are always busy around here, but this one was loud. And intense. And did I say loud? We hosted our son’s 5th birthday party in our little house, with 13 of his closest friends. Those kids were super loud! Oh the yelling, occasional fighting, and wrestling! We tend to host the parties in our house because it is so much cheaper, but its very likely that next year it won’t be at our house! Or if it is, only a handful of kids will be invited! But, it was still fun, and the kids loved the games I planned, so watch for a post later in the week about how to save money on kids parties by DIYing!

For now, lets just focus on the dinners we will be eating this week:

Monday – burgers and fries

Tuesday – one pan cheesy sausage skillet (this was a HUGE hit with everyone last week, so you’ll be seeing it a lot!)

Wednesday – baked chicken breasts with easy potato skins and Greek salad

Thursday – spaghetti

Friday – pierogis with red peppers and zucchini

Saturday – breakfast for dinner

As always, I am linking up over at Org Junkie! Happy meal planning.

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The Return of Meal Plan Monday

It’s only been oh, 5 months (!!!!!) since I last posted our meal plan. I love sharing our dinner plan with you, and I know there are a few of you who check my plan for your own dinner ideas, so I hope you are as excited as I am to have it back!

I know a lot of people think I’m a little crazy for jumping back into sort of fancy dinners (meaning they are from scratch and sometimes complicated), and making soup and bread from scratch. I feel like I should clarify that my family doesn’t expect these meals, I just really love cooking. If you can count making healthy meals as a hobby, than count it as one for me! I love looking through my cookbooks and Pinterest for new recipes, tweaking them to fit our tastes, and seeing if I can even make it with sale items. And planning out these dinners allows me to relax, knowing that I don’t have to think up dinners at the last minute each night.

But, don’t think things always go as planned. I do have a 8 week old after all, which means sometimes she needs me and I can’t stand in front of the stove or oven for even 15 minutes! That’s when the frozen pizza, box of pasta, or takeout happens. We aren’t perfect, we don’t eat super clean and healthy all the time, but I don’t think anyone does. But this week I will try my best, since we have been enjoying far too many cakes and pies since we’ve had several birthdays plus Thanksgiving recently. When my hubby requests salad for the meal plan, I know it’s time to step up on the veggies, and cut back on the carbs!

So here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – Thanksgiving leftovers with the inlaws (turkey, ham, more pie, but lots of veggies too!)

Tuesday – Bill Clinton’s Fav Enchiladas, using leftover turkey (my husband requested this, so a change to the meal plan was made)

Wednesday – Salisbury steak with homemade bread and Greek Salad (with my favourite and super easy dressing)

Thursday – Cheesy Sausage Skillet with garden salad

Friday – Baked tilapia with french fries and peas

Saturday – Harvest bake (with sausage, apples, raisins and rice) and garden salad


I also have plans to make soup at some point, and probably muffins too.


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As always, I am linking up over at OrgJunkie. Happy meal planning everyone!


Meal Plan Monday – May 26th 2014

Well, with gorgeous weather comes spending much more time outside and not at the computer…and that means a lack of posts. And with the holiday last week in Canada, I didn’t plan on posting our meal plan on Monday, and I forgot on Tuesday! So here is this weeks’ plan, in case you need some inspiration for your own dinners.

Don’t expect much from this blog as summer arrives, and I’m busy soaking up each day with my kids and hubby as a family of 4, before life gets really crazy again when the new bundle arrives at the end of the summer.

Here’s what we are eating this week:

Monday – homemade cheesy pasta with ham and peas

Tuesday – meatballs, rice and corn on the cob and asparagus

Wednesday – homemade burgers and corn on the cob

Thursday – breakfast (eggs, ham, toast, and smoothies)

Friday – popcorn shrimp, grilled peppers, and corn

As always, I’m linking up over at Org Junkie.


Meal Plan Monday – May 12 2014

Start your BBQs and break out the sandals! What beautiful weather we are having here in Ontario. Finally! This weekend was gorgeous, and today it was already 20 degrees at 9am! Oh how I missed this weather! But this also means I’m chugging water like crazy, 20 feels hot when you’ve had a winter of -40 and are early 26 weeks pregnant!

We has such a great weekend here; I hope all you moms out there were spoiled by your loved ones as much as I was. I even managed to get some gardening done too, and finally planted those veggies seeds…only 2 weeks late, opps!

Last weeks’ meal plan worked out really well with both kids. I must admit that it was nice have super simple and easy dinners to make, but I did miss the slightly fancier dishes I’m used to. But I’ll take simple kid friendly dinners if it means my kids actually sit still at the table and eat what is in front of them without too much fighting. So once again, things are simple, and the kids helped pick what we are eating. Some repeats from last week because we ended up buying dinner one night, and well, spaghetti should always be on the plan!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – kabobs with chicken and sausage, peppers, zucchini, and roasted mini red potatoes

Tuesday – homemade burgers with potato salad

Wednesday – homemade pizza (want your kids to eat veggies, get them to help make their own pizza!)

Thursday - my famous spaghetti

Friday – fish tacos (boxed pasta as a Friday “treat” for the kids)

As always I am linking up over at Org Junkie. Happy menu planning everyone!



Meal Plan Monday – May 5th 2014

This weeks meal plan looks a little different from past ones…it actually probably looks more like yours, if you have a 4 year old and a 2 year old like I do.

I have always tried to make meals that everyone in my family will enjoy, but with my son becoming pickier and pickier, we are changing things up a little. Over the weekend he helped me make a list of meals that he would like to have/be willing to eat. We do stand by the rule that you have to try whatever is put in front of you, and if you honestly don’t like it, you can have something else. But this has led to many dinner table arguments, resulting in someone sitting there for an hour with a plate full of food, or me making two different meals. So instead of trying to get him to eat the more foodie/adult meals I prefer to make (and that 3 out of the 4 of us enjoy) we’re simplifying things, as a test run. And if it goes well, and gets him back into the habit of eating whatever is in front of him, I’ll gradually add back in the meals the rest of us enjoy too…though I can’t complain too much; we made pizzas yesterday and the kid ate the red peppers he used to create the face on his pizza!

So, this meal plan is brought to you by my 4.5 year old son, his choices mostly (I really want fish tacos this Friday, so he’ll get to have his KD or canned pasta), but other than that, these are meals he wants…wish me luck! Between fighting him at the dinner table over food, and fighting with his sister at bedtime over staying in bed, my husband and I are exhausted!

Here’s what we are eating this week:

Monday – chicken strips, steamed broccoli, cucumber slices, parmesan noodles

Tuesday – breakfast: scrambled eggs, toast and fruit smoothies

Wednesday – bbq’d hot dogs and coleslaw

Thursday – baked spaghetti with garlic bread and salad

Friday – fish tacos with Baja sauce

As always, I’m linking up over at Org Junkie.




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