Sunday, August 13, 2017

Getting back on the wagon

The school year is starting this week and it feels like a good time to get back on the wagon for meal planning. This summer has been different for us, with one big change and lots of little repercussions. Money has been tight, so dinner has been an act of what's in the pantry and how can we make it last. I'm hoping that having a meal plan for the week will take some afternoon stress off. I also think seeing our week as a whole helps me make sure we are getting a variety of foods in, like vegetables. You know, those green things? We haven't really had enough of those lately!

B: Cereal and juice
L: Sandwiches with fruit and chips
D: Cheeseburgers on the grill with corn and salad.

Tuesday: (first day of school!!)
B: waffle cups with yogurt and fruit, sausage on the side
L: Ham and cheese roll up, fruit, veg and chips, hb eggs and mini muffins, string cheese
D: Tacos with beans, beef, salsa, avocado, cheese and a green veg

B: Nutella waffles with fruit and sausage
L: same all week
D: Homemade mac and cheese with squash, green veg, fruit, bacon sprinkles for mac

B: breakfast burritos with egg, bacon, green chili, potatoes, cheese
L: same for kids
D: Grilled mahi mahi with potatoes and veg (from Cooking Light 8/2017)

B: whole wheat banana pancakes with sausage
L: same
D: homemade pizza night with salad and fruit

B: cereal and juice
L: leftovers
D: picnic for swim team, bringing a quinoa salad and fruit

Sunday (my birthday!!)
B: easy breakfast with family
L&D: grill out at reservoir with family. I love to make my own cake and have my eye on a few from the Great British Baking Challenge, which I'm obsessed with lately! 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017 Week 20

We had such a fun Mother's day, 
celebrating with great friends.
The day warmed up nicely and the kids
were able to try out my mother's day gift
on the cold pond!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Mother's Day feast
Monday - BBQ chicken on buns with veggies
Tuesday - Spring pasta with zucchini and peas.
Wednesday - Shrimp and pesto noodles.
Thursday - Out to dinner with my dad.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Dinner out with Grandpa.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2017 Weeks 18 and 19

We spent a few days this week celebrating our first born.
He chose to do something fun as a family instead of a party with his friends
and I was so relieved (to not have to plan and throw a big party),
and excited to spend some family time celebrating him! 

On another note, I'm reeeeeally trying hard to get these dinners planed and made!!

Dinners this week:
Sunday: Grilled chicken and shrimp with grilled veggies.
Monday: Dinner out with the birthday boy, pizza on the menu.
Tuesday: Birthday dinner with my mom and sister and her family, chinese take out.
Wednesday: Leftovers
Thursday: Dinner out with another May birthday friend.
Friday: Homemade pizza for Scott and the kids. I'm going out!
Saturday: Early mother's day dinner with my daughter and my mom, girls night! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

2017 Weeks 16 and 17

Last week was busy with friends and great weather, 
and since I never went to the grocery store, 
I never made a meal plan.
And our dinners sucked.
Going to get it together this week!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Grilled chicken and salmon and veggies.
Monday - Veggie enchiladas with a side salad.
Tuesday - Pasta with brussels sprouts and hazelnuts in a brown butter sauce.
Wednesday - Veggie and chickpea curry with rice, served with fruit.
Thursday - Breakfast for dinner. Eggs, potatoes, fruit and veg smoothies and bacon.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Grilling out. Meat and veggies.

Monday, April 10, 2017

2017 Week 15

We had a fun weekend getting ready for Easter.
The most popular thing we did (by far)
was the Peep s'mores.
yum yum yum!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Easter BBQ with friends.
Monday - Veggie fried rice with a fruit salad.
Tuesday - Chicken fajitas with black beans.
Wednesday - Pizza at a friend's party.
Thursday - Easy mac and cheese dinner for kids.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Grilling out before Easter.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

2017 Week 14

We had such a fun, mellow spring break.
We spent a lot of time all together as a family,
which was a great change from our normal day to day life.
Now it's back to the run around, but also back to the fun of school and friends.

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Family dinner with Grammie again, make your own pizza this time!
Monday - Heuvos rancheros.
Tuesday - Chili with cornbread and greens.
Wednesday - Cauliflower and lentil Bolognese, with homemade bread.
Thursday - Dinner out with old friends.
Friday - Homemade pizza night.
Saturday - Dinner with friends. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 Week 13

Spring Break!
Unfortunately that doesn't mean I get a break from making dinners!!

Dinners this week:
Sunday - Family dinner with my Grammie in town.
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday - Tacos
Wednesday - Homemade mac and cheese with veggies.
Thursday - Make your own pizza night.
Friday - Burgers and home fries.
Saturday - Fish and pasta.