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Weekly Meal Plan

November 10, 2013

I’ve been super impressed by super organized people who have super suppers planned for the week on Sundays. It’s, well, super. I also heard that if you plan ahead you save money and make fewer trip to the grocery store which I am all for because grocery shopping with kids = un-super. Today I am going to try to be super and figure out what we are eating for the week, then go to the store and stock up. While I’m doing that, you can have some of my leftovers a.k.a….. the dinners that I served up last week.mealplan

Monday: Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Sweet potatoes with Apples and Pecans

Tuesday: Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apples ….Note: I used honey mustard in place of dijon and white wine in place of chicken stock (because obviously I have wine, but no chicken stock)…. and Trader Joe’s Cornbread Stuffing

Wednesday: Vegetable Soup with a baguette… and leftovers

soup

Note: For the soup I didn’t really follow a recipe. I chopped the veggies pictured (5-6 small red potatoes,  6 carrots, 3-4 parsnips, 4 stalks of celery, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 an onion), added 28oz can of plum tomatoes, 4 cups of vegetable broth, and a bay leave and cooked on high for 4 hours in crock pot. Towards the end of the 4 hours I heated a bag of Trader Joe’s Multigrain Vegetable Blend (contains peas, corn, green beans etc.. and barley) in a skillet then added to the pot.  My husband, of course, asked, “Where’s the meat?”… so luckily we had some leftovers from the night before.

Thursday:Spaghetti Bolognese and steamed broccoli

Friday:ORDER PIZZA (tomatoes count as a veggie, right?)

What superstar dinners are you serving up at your house this week? Anyone have a healthy-ish recipe that is something I can potentially make ahead and/or with one hand while I hold a baby in the other and ward off 2 crazy kids playing tag in the kitchen?

 

  • NJ @ A Cookie Before Dinner
    November 10, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Hm… good question. We’re not grocery shopping this week since payday is on Friday (I’ve got a fully stocked pantry and freezer). My favorite easy meal hack is to throw a bunch of chicken breasts in the crockpot with a jar of salsa. It makes an excellent stuffer for tacos, taco salad, enchiladas, etc.

    • Sisters to Sons
      November 10, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      What a great idea! I’ll have to try this!

  • Natalie
    November 10, 2013 at 9:22 am

    What about chili in the crockpot?
    and then this crockpot recipe has been a favorite (but not among the kids). Will your kids eat the soup?

    http://lilrunner.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/winner-winner-easy-dinner/

  • Brookie
    November 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Your blog is great!! Our weeknight go-to dinner is “crunchy chicken”- thin cut chicken breasts dipped in egg then Italian seasoned panko. I brown it in a pan then pop in the oven for 10 minutes. I serve it with broccoli and rice and everyone loves it. I like it because I can brown it earlier in the day and then at dinner throw it in the oven. Makes the crazy evenings not so crazy!

    • Sisters to Sons
      November 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm

      My kids would love that! (me too!) Thanks for sharing! Glad you like my blog, Brookie!… I’m sure you can relate to a lot with 3 boys!

  • Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    November 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I’m so glad you linked up!! Your meals look so yummy- I am loving soup right now!

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