Category Archives: Meal Plan Monday

Meal Plan Monday – March 2 2015

March seems to be coming in like a lamb, so out like a lion? Anyone else remember that saying…or just me?!

I promised two other posts for you last week, and never got to them. Now I have a frugal makeup post in mind too! So many ideas, and not enough time to write them all. So again, no promises this week, but hopefully soon a muffin recipe, a facial cleaner DIY and frugal makeup.

But these meal plans, I can keep up with! Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – pizza and salad

Tuesday – chicken burgers, fries and roasted veggies

Wednesday – Sante Fe slow cooker chicken and rice

Thursday – ham and cheesy bowtie pasta with peas

Friday – baked fish with sweet potato and veggie hash

Also on the list for the week, granola and muffins! Happy meal planning!

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Stop by Org Junkie for more menu ideas.

Meal Plan Monday – Feb 23 2015

How is it possible? The last week of February already. I know it is a short month, but come on! It has just flown by! Spring will be here before we know it…right? We got dumped on again over the weekend with another foot of snow, and the temps today around -30 with the windchill. I’m sure we are all pretty much over it, so I’m trying not to complain, even though I heard on the news that this was the coldest February in Ontario in over 100 years! The sun is out today, I’m putting an extra layer on everyone, and we are just trying to make the best of it…while still grumbling just a little.

Trying to balance comfort food with loads and loads of veggies, to keep everyone healthy this week! Here is what we are eating:

Monday – kolbasa and veggie stir fry with peppers, carrots, and green beans, and homemade mac and cheese

Tuesday – ham with mashed potatoes and carrots

Wednesday –  homemade pizza (I finally have a good homemade pizza dough recipe that my sister-law gave me!)

Thursday – whole grain chicken strips with easy potato skins and roasted parmesan cauliflower

Friday – fish sticks with homemade baked sweet potato fries and green beans

I’m hoping to finally get my DIY face wipes/makeup remover post up this week. I’ve been using them for a while now, and I LOVE them! And maybe even finally share my favourite muffin recipe too. I know I have talked about them, I make them just about every week, sometimes twice! But I don’t think I have ever shared the recipe with you, so watch for that too. Happy menu planning!

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Meal Plan Tuesday – Feb 17 2015

Happy Fat Tuesday/Pancake Tuesday/Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras…..so many names for one day! Regardless, hope you enjoyed it! For us Catholics, tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent, so today is special, no matter what name you choose! So, as you can imagine we did enjoy pancakes today!

As for the menu not being up yesterday, well we had a Holiday in Ontario: Family Day. So we hung out around the house as a family, grocery stores were closed so I didn’t do my weekly shopping, so here I am on Tuesday sharing our weeks’ meals!

Monday – we enjoyed a Sheppards pie, made by my husband and 5 year old son

Tuesday – pancakes with veggie and potato hash.

Ash Wednesday – we fast and abstain from meat (I don’t have to fast since I am still breastfeeding) so we will be eating a veggie stir fry

Thursday – Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and asparagus

Friday – Fridays during lent you also abstain from meat, but we do this all year anyways: salmon with basmati rice and broccoli.

As always I am linking up with Org Junkie.

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Meal Plan Monday – Feb 9th 2015

Another week, another meal plan! I really hope you all give meal planning a try, it helps out so much with that crazy dinner time rush! A little planning on the weekend can save you time during the week, and money at the grocery store if you stick to your list! Shop your house first to see what needs to be used up, or what you have in your pantry. Check the sales and plan your meals around what proteins are on sale. You can even ask for input from the rest of the family! My hubby usually suggests one dinner, and the kids always make sure we are having homemade pizza or spaghetti each week. And, like most things, the more you do it, the easier it gets. It usually only takes me 20 minutes to plan our dinner for the entire week! If you need more inspiration than what I am planning this week, check out my past plans, or stop by the link up at Org Junkie for 1000s of recipes and menus! This week she has 5 tips to help you be successful at meal planning!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – pork cutlets, sweet potatoes, and salad

Tuesday – homemade pizza with broccoli, peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, chicken…really whatever we can find :)

Wednesday – chicken enchilada casserole

Thursday – kielbasa stir fry

Friday – salmon with basmati rice and broccoli

Another thing you can do to help your week run smoother is prep your food for the week ahead. I baked muffins yesterday, and as soon as we were home with the groceries I washed the grapes, chopped peppers and cucumbers for easy snacking, and will hard boil some eggs too. Spending time now, so I don’t have to later :). Happy menu planning!

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Meal Plan Monday – Feb 2 1015

And just like that it is February! Time to just flying by this year! Last year seemed like the longest year EVER. Probably because I was pregnant and throwing up every single day, it seemed to drag on and on! But this year? Didn’t we just celebrate New Years? So fast!

Today is a snow day for most of Southern Ontario. My son’s school is open, and we did try to get there. But after pulling the two bigger kids in the sled, through 3 foot snow drifts, I gave up after only a few minutes. We didn’t get anywhere close to the school…so back home we came, and have been colouring, and dancing, and watching a little tv too. Dinner is already in the slow cooker, and I might make some brownies later too. Happy Monday everyone!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – slow cooker beef stroganoff  with peas

Tuesday – my famous spaghetti

Wednesday – chicken fried rice with roasted veggies

Thursday – chicken burgers and salad

Friday – fish with sweet potato fries and salad

I’m sure I will also whip up a batch of muffins this week, maybe some granola too. Happy menu planning everyone.

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Head over to Org Junkie for more meal ideas!

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