Archive for ‘meal plans’

August 24, 2014

Ninth cycle week 5

Saturday: pasta with meat sauce
Sunday: Grilled fish tacos
Monday: pizza
Tuesday: egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: dinner at the fair
Thursday: dinosaur bbq
Friday: mom’s pick
Saturday: golden city take out
Sunday: Pasta with Italian sausage and Swiss chard

Chicken (1 or 2 a week):
Rotisserie chicken
Golden chili chicken

Beef (1 or 2 a week):
Taco salad
Steaks

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Balsamic salmon
Italian tilapia

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Breakfast for dinner
Mac and cheese
Crock pot ravioli
Spinach and salmon salad

Class nights (1 a week):
Pb&j 
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs

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August 3, 2014

Ninth cycle, week 2

Sunday:  Egg salad sandwiches
Monday: Buffalo chicken lettuce wraps
Tuesday: Hummus and pita
Wednesday: BBQ pork tenderloin
Thursday: Quinoa skillet
Friday: Fish sticks
Saturday: Calzones

Chicken (1 or 2 a week):
Rotisserie chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken
Golden chili chicken

Beef (1 or 2 a week):
Taco salad
Grilled Thai beef salad
Sloppy joes
Steaks

Pork (1 or 2 a week):
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage and Swiss chard

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Balsamic salmon
Italian tilapia
Grilled fish tacos

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Breakfast for dinner
Mac and cheese
Crock pot ravioli
Crock pot or skillet lasagna
Naan pizzas
Spinach and salmon salad

Class nights (1 a week):
Pb&j
Open face ham sandwiches
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Grilled cheese sandwiches

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June 1, 2014

Seventh cycle, week 4

This week:
Sunday: picnic
Monday: grilled hummus pizza
Tuesday: Egg salad sandwiches
Wednesday: Taco salad
Thursday: Crock pot ravioli
Friday: boys’ night in
Saturday: Italian tilapia
Sunday: Calzones

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Curry chicken

Pork:
Roast pork and potatoes

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Balsamic salmon

Class nights (2 or more):
Pb&j
BLT sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches

March 2, 2014

Fifth cycle, week one

Entering Lent and my crock pot is back online… I see lots of veggie soup in our future. Plus, three(!!) class nights and Ash Wednesday this week for added scheduling fun.

This week:
Sunday: Rotisserie chicken
Monday: Pb&j
Tuesday: Open face ham sandwiches
Wednesday: Dinner at church
Thursday: Grilled cheese sandwiches
Friday: Balsamic salmon
Saturday: Taco salad

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Rotisserie chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken

Beef:
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup
Taco salad

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Roast pork and potatoes
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish (1 or 2 a week):
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon
Tuna jack straw
Italian tilapia

Smorgasbord (1 or 2 a week):
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Butternut squash soup
Lentil soup
Mac and cheese
Minestrone
Italian bread soup

Class nights (2 or more):
Pb&j
Open face ham sandwiches
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Egg salad sandwiches
Grilled cheese sandwiches

January 5, 2014

Fourth cycle of menu planning

Reboot.

This week:
Sunday: Oven-fried chicken
Monday: Pb&j
Tuesday: Sloppy joes
Wednesday: Smothered pork chops
Thursday: Hummus and pita
Friday: Italian tilapia
Saturday: Quinoa skillet

The rest of the list:

Chicken:
Rotisserie chicken
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Golden chili chicken
Curry chicken

Beef:
Steak
Meatloaf
Beef barley soup
Hamburgers

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Roast pork and potatoes
Ham and lentil soup
Pasta with Italian sausage

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks
Balsamic salmon
Tuna jack straw

Smorgasbord:
Calzones
Breakfast for dinner
Lasagna
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Pb&j (every Monday)
Open face ham sandwiches
BLT sandwiches
Hot dogs
Egg salad sandwiches

November 1, 2013

Third cycle of menu planning, week 3

Here is this week:

Oven-fried chicken – Saturday
Balsamic salmon & couscous- Sunday
Golden chili chicken – Monday
Pumpkin soup (crock pot) – Tuesday
Breakfast for dinner- Wednesday
BLTs – Thursday
Pasta with Italian sausage – Friday
Meatloaf – Saturday
Italian tilapia – Sunday

And here is what’s left:

Chicken:
Chicken with salsa in crock pot
Curry chicken

Beef:
Sloppy joes
Pot roast

Pork:
BBQ pork tenderloin
Smothered pork chops

Fish:
Lemon tilapia
Fish sticks

Smorgasbord:
Lasagna
Butternut squash soup

Class nights (two):
Hummus and pita
Pb&j
Mac and cheese with turkey sausage
Hot dogs
Italian wedding soup (crock pot)

April 29, 2013

Meal plan week of 4/28

Here’s the schedule for this week:

Sunday: Chicago-style hot dogs, fries, salad, fruit

Monday: hummus, pita, carrots, celery

Tuesday: leftovers (Update: what were the leftovers? hot dogs and fries from Sunday, pasta w/ pesto from last Saturday, frozen meatballs, salad.)

Wednesday: black bean chicken tacos, salad (Update: forgot to put the beans in to soak Tuesday night and the chicken wasn’t frozen, so I just threw two chicken breasts into the crock pot with a cup or two of salsa, set it to low for 5 1/2 hours, and called it a day. Then I made rice when we got home.)

Thursday: pbj, fruit, carrots

Friday: fish sticks, fries, roasted broccoli

Saturday: Pan-fried chicken, baked potatoes, salad

Sunday: calzones

Last week’s baked potato soup and caprese pasta skillet were met with rave reviews by everyone at our house over the age of five. The 4yo didn’t try either. Oh well. No new-to-us stuff this week.

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April 24, 2013

Meal plan week of 4/21

I was inspired by Deriving Mommyhood’s meal plan post to put ours up. I put together a meal plan every week, since otherwise it would be way too easy to just order pizza or go out.

Several days have to be fast and easy since we have plenty of evening activities, but that’s the case pretty much every week. We usually have sandwiches of some kind on Girl Scout night, since I’ve got an extra kid to feed (one of the Scouts) and we all have to be fed and at the meeting on time (well, I like to be there early to set up).

So here’s this week’s plan, which we’ve stuck to so far, along with recipe links:

Sunday: Italian wedding soup, bread

(Meatless!) Monday: hummus, pita, carrots, celery

Tuesday: crock pot mac & cheese, sausage, salad

Wednesday: baked potato soup, roasted broccoli (my modifications: toss florets with olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice; roast at 425 for 20 mins)

Thursday: BLTs, fruit

Friday: Chicago-style hot dogs, fries, salad

Saturday: caprese pasta skillet, sausage, salad (this may become a pizza night due to schedule demands, and we’ll push everything back a day)

Sunday: Italian tilapia, pasta, salad (we use about 2 tbsps oil and add dried basil and oregano to the panko for the fish). This is a great emergency meal since everything for the main course can come from the pantry or freezer, it takes less than 20 minutes to make, and you can sub in frozen green veggies for the salad.)

The baked potato soup and caprese skillet are new this week, from Iowa Girl Eats, which is my new favorite food blog. Everything I’ve tried from her site has been great, including the Italian wedding soup, which is a semi-permanent fixture in our meal plans because we love it so much.

I’m looking forward to the baked potato soup tonight, despite the fact that it is 70 degrees here in CNY today! Guess I’m going to have to stop planning so many soup dinners soon… but we should also be able to pull the grill back out soon.