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Category: Meal Planning

  1. Sunday, December 9, 2018

    Week 603 Weekly Menu

    I have a few carryover items from last week’s menu, which means no grocery shopping until later in the week, woohoo!

    Week 603 Weekly Dinner Menu for the week of 12/10/18: Monday - Pot roast; Tuesday - Hamburgers; Wednesday - Salmon; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Chili;  Saturday - Spaghetti Bolognese; Sunday - Leftovers

    MONDAY:
    – Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
    – Mashed Potatoes & Salad

    TUESDAY:
    – Homemade hamburgers

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Roasted Salmon with Urban Plates Chimichurri
    – Side vegetable dish of some kind

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Chili

    SATURDAY:
    – Cate’s friend birthday party night! We’re going to have pasta for all the girls and they can choose between Bolognese or Alfredo
    – Salad

    SUNDAY:
    – Leftovers (I think we’ll have even more leftover food by Sunday, so two nights of leftover this week!)

    You know the drill…share those weekly meal plans in the comments below! And have a great week!


  2. Monday, December 3, 2018

    Week 602 Weekly Menu

    Hello friends! I am buried in work, so getting just now getting my weekly menu pulled together. But here we are, done! Once again the blog forces me to get a little organized, which helps alleviate some of the work stress for sure.

    Week 602 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Carne Asada Tacos; Tuesday - Pressure Cooker Pot Roast; Wednesday - Homemade Hamburgers; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Christmas parties; Saturday - Eat Out; Sunday - Roasted Salmon

    MONDAY:
    – Carne Asada Tacos with Fresh Masa Tortillas

    TUESDAY:
    – Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
    – Mashed Potatoes & Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Homemade hamburgers

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Nate’s work party and kids going to a Christmas party with friends

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    – Roasted Salmon with Urban Plates Chimichurri
    – Side vegetable dish of some kind

    Thank you in advance for sharing your own weekly menus in the comments below. I don’t know what I would do without them each week when I sit down to plan! Thank you!


  3. Monday, November 26, 2018

    Week 601 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Happy Post Thanksgiving Week! I hope all you cooked and/or ate well the past few days! We have just a few more leftovers, but I think I’ll have a mutiny if I try to push it too far. So, I’m disguising the turkey in a chicken a la king recipe tonight. Don’t tell my kids!

    Week 601 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Turkey a la King; Tuesday - Baked Ziti; Wednesday - Carnitas Tacos; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Homemade Pizza; Saturday - Eat Out; Sunday - Pot Roast dinner

    MONDAY:
    Turkey a la King

    TUESDAY:
    Lasagna Baked Ziti

    WEDNESDAY:
    Carnitas Tacos with Fresh Masa Tortillas

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Homemade PizzaHoney Goat Cheese and Margherita

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
    Mashed Potatoes & Salad

    Please pretty please share your own meal plans in the comments below! They are so helpful to me each week and I know many others find your ideas incredibly helpful, too! Thank you!


  4. Sunday, November 18, 2018

    Week 600 Weekly Menu + Our Thanksgiving Menu 2018

    Happy Thanksgiving Week! Below is our dinner menu for the week PLUS our plans for Thanksgiving. This week feel free to share your regular weekly dinner menu, your Thanksgiving menu or both in the comments!

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    Week 600 Weekly Menu: Monday - Eat out; Tuesday - Bolognese; Wednesday - Leftovers; Thursday - Thanksgiving Feast!; Friday through Sunday - Leftovers

    MONDAY:
    – Corner Bakery Cafe (I have a work thing in the evening, so going to take advantage of the free kids meal night!)

    TUESDAY:
    Bolognese & Pasta
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Leftovers/Scrounge up whatever you can find in the kitchen, Family, as I’ll be busy cooking for Thursday!

    THURSDAY: Thanksgiving 2018!

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SUNDAY:
    Turkey Soup with Rice
    – Homemade Bread (my Grandma’s recipe that is not published anywhere…saving that for the book I may never write ;))

    Can’t wait to see what you all have cooking this week! Thank you in advance for sharing!


  5. Sunday, November 11, 2018

    Week 599 Weekly Menu

    Hello! Let’s get right down to business, shall we?

    Week 599 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Tortilla Soup; Tuesday - Chili; Wednesday - Lasagna; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Sausage Hoagies; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Taco night

    MONDAY:
    – Chicken Tortilla Soup

    TUESDAY:
    – Chili
    – Cornbread

    WEDNESDAY:
    – Lasagna

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Taco night with fresh masa tortillas

    Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here is a link to all of my Thanksgiving recipes and posts. Also, this is the best way to roast a turkey. Just sayin’.

    Back to this week’s dinner plans. Please share your weekly menu in the comments below! Thank you and have a great week!


  6. Sunday, November 4, 2018

    Week 598 Weekly Menu

    Hey meal planning compadres. I totally didn’t plan a menu last week. My apologies! But I’m back. Let’s get this menu done. I’m sick of my kids asking me what’s for dinner and not having an answer!

    Weekly Dinner Plan for the week of 11/5/18: Monday - Rachel Sandwiches; Tuesday - Kebabs; Wednesday - Naan Pizzas; Thursday - Chicken Tortilla Soup; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Chili

    MONDAY:
    Rachel Sandwiches

    TUESDAY:
    – Grilled Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs
    – Roasted Potatoes

    WEDNESDAY:
    Naan Pizzas
    – Salad

    THURSDAY:
    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Chili
    – GF Cornbread (I learned I have a wheat allergy…so going to find a good cornbread recipe that doesn’t use wheat flour, wish me luck! or share a link in the comments if you have one!)

    Can’t wait to see what you’ve all got cooking this week! Please share in the comments!


  7. Monday, October 22, 2018

    Week 597 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Oh man, it’s almost Monday night. I need to make a menu and I need to go to the store. Here we go…

    Week 597 Weekly Dinner Menu: Sunday - Rotisserie Chicken; Tuesday - Naan pizzas; Wednesday - Tacos; Thursday - Kebabs; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Eat Out; Sunday - Frittatas

    MONDAY:
    – Rotisserie chicken from Sprouts
    – Roasted potatoes & salad

    TUESDAY:
    Naan Pizzas

    WEDNESDAY:
    Cora’s Mexican Ground Beef Tacos

    THURSDAY:
    – Kebabs on the grill
    – Salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night (Halloween fun in our cute village)

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner, probably Vegetable Frittatas

    Apparently I was a cooking slacker last week because I’m pretty much using the same menu, with a few tweaks. It’s one of those weeks I suppose!

    You know the drill, share your own meal plans in the comments to help all of us get inspired! Thank you!


  8. Sunday, October 14, 2018

    Week 596 Weekly Dinner Menu

    Hello all! We’re off to see Disneyland decked out in Halloween decorations! But before hitting the road I’m getting the week’s menu square away…

    Week 596 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Leftovers; Tuesday - Naan Pizzas; Wednesday - Orange Chicken; Thursday - Kebobs; Friday - Leftovers; Saturday - Frittatas; Sunday - Eat Out Night

    MONDAY:
    – Leftovers

    TUESDAY:
    Naan Pizzas

    WEDNESDAY:
    Grammy’s Orange Chicken
    – Rice and Vegetable (whatever I find at the farmer’s market)

    THURSDAY:
    – Kebabs on the grill
    – Salad

    FRIDAY:
    – Leftovers

    SATURDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner, probably Vegetable Frittatas

    SUNDAY:
    – Eat out (Family Concert at the San Diego Symphony!)

    Done! Now off to say hi to Mickey and Minnie! Be sure to share your meal plans with us in the comments below. Thank you and have a delicious week!


  9. Sunday, October 7, 2018

    Week 595 Weekly Dinner Menu

    I’m getting this week off to a good start by getting my menu done Sunday morning. Woohoo! And we’re surprising the kids by taking them to the Wild Kratts Live show today (thanks, PBS!). Cannot wait and will report back on how the show is!

    Week 595 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Carnitas; Tuesday - Brats; Wednesday - Roast Chicken; Thursday- Leftovers; Friday - Nachos; Saturday - Eat out; Sunday - Breakfast for Dinner

    MONDAY:
    – Pork Carnitas Tacos

    TUESDAY:
    – Brats
    – Salad

    WEDNESDAY:
    Roast Chicken
    – Roasted Potatoes and Veggies

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Bean Nachos
    Guacamole

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out

    SUNDAY:
    – Breakfast for dinner (details TBD)

    You know the drill, share your own meal plans in the comments below! Thank you all for sharing week after week!


  10. Sunday, September 30, 2018

    Week 594 Weekly Menu

    Happy Sunday! We had a wonderful birthday week but it was busy. Now that birthdays are done, all of the travel and events and craziness of the last 3 months is pretty much over and I am looking forward to a quiet, steady routine. Of course, the holidays are not far off! 😉

    Week 594 Weekly Dinner Menu: Monday - Kebabs; Tuesday - Carnitas Tacos; Wednesday - Grilled Salmon; Thursday - Leftovers; Friday - Spaghetti; Saturday - Eat Out; Sunday - Veggie Egg Scrambles

    MONDAY:
    – Chicken Kebabs
    – Grilled Vegetables

    TUESDAY:
    Pork Carnitas Tacos

    WEDNESDAY:
    Grilled Salmon
    Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes & Salad

    THURSDAY:
    – Leftovers

    FRIDAY:
    – Spaghetti
    – Salad

    SATURDAY:
    – Eat out night

    SUNDAY:
    Roasted Vegetable Scrambles

    Meal planning friends, please post your menus in the comments below! They are incredibly helpful and inspiring to all of us!