Category Archives: Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan….Tuesday November 18 2014!

This blogging thing just isn’t happening right now. The problem isn’t lack of ideas (I randomly think up awesome posts), it’s time…3 kids sure keep me busy, plus a house to clean, part time work to do, and feeding a baby every couple hours (3 months, and she still wants to eat every 2 hours most days!). And right now, any free time I have I have been crocheting, and oh boy is there a blog post begging to be written about all my crochet projects….if only I had time.

So there is a little tease, hopefully this week I can share with you all my frugal crochet projects. Some are Christmas gifts, some Christmas decor, and some are just fun little projects!

Until I can get some pictures of those projects, and write up a post about them, here is our meal plan for the week…a day late, opps!

Monday – pizza pasta (your fav pizza toppings in a tomato sauce, over your fav pasta! Super easy, kids love it, make it as healthy as you want with extra veggies!)

Tuesday – tacos

Wednesday – my famous spaghetti

Thursday – meatballs, rice and broccoli

Friday – fish and chips and salad

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As always, I am linking up over at Org Junkie. Happy menu planning everyone! (Changing up my picture, since we got snow the other day, and its well below zero!)

Meal Plan Monday – November 10

These days, I feel like the only time I get to sit down is when I am feeding the baby. Is this normal for you stay at home moms? Do you constantly feeling like you are on the go?

I need to accept that life is busy these days, and that’s just the way it is. I have to be very efficient in everything I do, otherwise my to-dos don’t get crossed off my list! This week I am getting back to my cleaning schedule, and using my calendar to plan out my daily things, not just the kids activities and special things that pop up during the week. I have also started to work a tiny bit each month, from home thankfully, and am planning on making some Christmas gifts…honestly, the busier I am, the better organized and efficient I become! One thing that really helps me during the week, is my meal plan! I don’t even know how to grocery shop without my list and dinners planned out! And I know, come 5:30pm,  would be a frantic mess if I didnt know what was for dinner that night. One less thing for me to think about and stress over :)

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – one pot cabbage casserole (kids will try a little of this, but I am also making mac and cheese for them)

Tuesday – breakfast for dinner (eggs, hash browns, bacon and smoothies)

Wednesday – chicken nuggets, french fries and broccoli

Thursday – pizza

Friday – fish, roasted potatoes, and veggies

Saturday – hubby’s birthday, his choice!

As always I am linking up over at Org Junkie. Stop by and check out lots of great meal plans, as well as other organizing tips!

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Meal Plan Monday – October 27 2014

I think today was the first morning it was below zero for the walk to school! So I am warming myself with a cup of tea while I write this :). O love these cool days, staying cozy in sweaters and slippers, but who doesn’t?! We hit the pumpkin patch this weekend since Halloween is coming up, and the kids played for hours in the leaves at their Grandma’s house too. What a wonderful time of year! We buy our pumpkins from an older couple that runs a small farm in our town, and she gave use a free pie pumpkin, so it looks like I’ll be making something with that this week. I’ve never made pumpkin anything from a real pumpkin, I always buy the canned puree…so this will be interesting!

Here is what we are eating for dinner this week:

Monday – cheesy sausage skillet (we didnt end up eating this last week, so it’s on the menu again this week!)

Tuesday - ham, roasted potatoes and green beans

Wednesday - pizza and Greek salad

Thursday – breakfast for dinner (eggs, bacon, fruit)

Friday – pierogies with peppers and zucchini and KD for the kids

This menu plan isn’t very inspiring. And since we have a well stocked freezer and pantry right now thanks to some great sales, things are very likely to change. Which is the great thing about a meal plan, you can easily mix things up, it’s not set in stone, so don’t stress over it and think you are stuck with what you planned out if you change your mind. It’s supposed to make life easier, and that crazy dinner time rush a little more relaxed!

 

As always I am linking up with Org Junkie. Happy meal planning everyone!

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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!

 

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