Meal Plan Monday – March 30 2015

March is almost over. It’s Holy Week. It’s technically spring even though it’s still cold here. Time just moves so much faster when you are busy. Last week I didn’t get a meal plan posted since my son had the stomach flu. Thankfully he was the only one that got it! I’m possibly getting sick now, and the baby is stuffy and feeling warm, though that could just be from teething. Life sure keep you on your toes! But even more serious than all those little things keeping me busy, we have been dealing with some very heart breaking issues with my extended family. I won’t get into that here, since it isn’t my place to discuss, but goodness hug your loved ones, and never let a day go by that you don’t tell them how much you love them because you never know how quickly they can be taken from you!

My nephew is also having surgery this week, and likely won’t be up and about and in the mood to celebrate Easter next weekend. And since he loves turkey, my mom decided to cook hers yesterday, and boy was it delicious! We host a brunch on Easter morning my family, so I have that to plan still, and we will have another big Easter dinner with my husbands family. So much yummy food, and so many treats! I try to keep my brunch as healthy as possible, with lots of fruit, and even getting turkey sausage instead of pork, since we will all be indulging in lots of chocolates throughout the day. I hope you all have a blessed Easter!

Here is what we are eating for dinner this week –

Monday – sweet and sour meatballs with rice and turnip

Tuesday – my famous spaghetti

Wednesday – kolbasa stirfry

Thursday – pizza and salad

Friday – fish and chips

So far for my Easter Brunch I am planning the following:

scrambled egg bake

– turkey breakfast sausages

– cut up melon and berries

– lemon pound cake

maybe hashbrowns? some homemade artisan bread? I always feel like I don’t have enough fruit and veggies at brunch! I would love to here if you have any favourite brunch recipes.

As always, I am linking up with Org Junkie.

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Meal Plan Monday – March 16 2015

Well, it’s March Break here in Ontario, which means schools are closed for the week. Which means I’ve got all three kids home! We are planning loads of fun things including play dates, bowling, and we went to the sugar bush today to learn all about maple syrup (and of course buy some and enjoy it on pancakes!).

I tweeted earlier today that because of March Break I may not get around to blogging much. But then I found 20 minutes earlier today to whip up a post about my first month of Topbox. ANd now I have a few minutes to get the weeks’ meal plan posted too. So ignore that earlier tweet, because I am finding time to post :)

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – chicken burgers, french fries, peas and carrot sticks

Tuesday – my famous spaghetti

Wednesday – Salisbury steak mashed potatoes and broccoli

Thursday – chicken strips and veggie sticks for the kids, big salads for my husband and I

Friday – baked fish with rice and salad

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As always, I am linking up with Org Junkie

Meal Plan Monday – March 9th 2015

The temperatures this week are almost spring like! Above zero? FINALLY! I was able to only wear a down vest over a sweatshirt this weekend, and it was wonderful. Life seems so much easier when all you have to do is put shoes on to leave the house. I am so over convincing kids to put snow suits on, and bundling up a baby!

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – homemade pizza

Tuesday – ham and broccoli and rice

Wednesday – slow cooker beef stroganoff

Thursday – cheese burgers and salad

Friday – baked fish with french fries and raw veggies for the kids, big salads for the grown ups

And I have even prepped my food for the week too: hard boiled eggs, carrots and celery sticks, cut up melon, and washed the grapes!

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

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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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!

holidaympm-1As always, I am linking up over at Org Junkie.