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This week we start dance classes, added to the first full week of school for the girls. Should be a busy week for us. That’s why I got my meal plan ready early in the weekend and went shopping. Hopefully, there won’t be any last-minute dashes to the store for things we forgot or stops for takeout dinners. I’m going to get us back into our routines (if it kills me!) this week for sure.
I’m breaking out the crock pots and making sure we have healthy meals in spite of our busy schedules!
Sunday, we “baked” two chickens in the crock pot while we were at church. If you’ve not tried my Crock Pot Rotisserie Chicken, I highly recommend it for busy weeknight dinners (or having dinner ready when you arrive home after church on Sunday!)
One of the chickens was our Sunday dinner and the second one was deboned and will become chicken salad for sandwiches (in pita pockets) this week. If there is any extra, I’ll use it to make salads with chicken on them (as opposed to chicken salad – hee hee) and maybe do that for lunch one day, too. I whipped up some cole slaw for SuperMan to have with his chicken salad sandwiches at lunch, too, and he has requested a second round of a pasta salad I made last week that I’ll share the recipe for soon.
I also made a trip to my favorite meat market/butcher and stocked up on some yummies to cook this week.
So, here is our plan for the week:
- Monday: grilled steaks (that were planned for Saturday but didn’t get cooked) with grilled veggies & potatoes
- Tuesday: Slow-cooked pork loin with sticky rice
- Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops with cous cous & a salad
- Thursday: BBQ sandwiches (from the leftover pork) & homemade fries
- Friday: Asian Flank Steak with stir fry
(that was planned for last week, but I ended up making Chicken & Dumplings instead because Little Bit wasn’t feeling well)
- Saturday: we’ll probably eat out – either Friday or Saturday, so the meals will interchange.
I’ve also made the Amish Breakfast Casserole that I love so much, and I am thinking I’ll make some type of bread (maybe banana?) for the kids for breakfast. Hmm… Maybe I’ll make a banana-chocolate bread…. (the wheels are turnin’)
Well, that’s it from this kitchen. What’ve you got planned in yours?
Hop over to orgjunkie.com for some more great menu ideas!
2 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday ~ 15 August”
That all sounds super tasty! I’m trying to get back into the groove with some healthier dinners this week too (and eat at home lunches-no more mexican lunch!)
By the way for some reason you aren’t showing up in my blogger subscription so I need to figure out why. Have a great week!
Janet – thanks so much – I did move my blog over the weekend to a different host – you may have to update your links? I don’t know- it should still map to the same address: http://www.thoughtsalonglifeshighway.com