Meal Planning: March 11 – 17

Following a formula for meal planning can help you simplify your meal times as well as your grocery shopping.

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These days our nights are filled with hockey. Two of our boys are playing which means two days for games and 1-2 other days for practices. Thankfully, the rink is not far from home. However, appetites are high and mealtimes are quick and sometimes early.

As such, I’ve turned rather formulaic in my meal planning: grilling, Mexican, soup, meat and starch, pasta, pizza, and miscellaneous. These are my current themes which made for very easy monthly meal planning.

And while we aren’t having the same meal too often, many of our meals have the same ingredients, so I’m able to simplify my grocery shopping at the same time. Sounds like a win to me!

Here’s the game plan for this week:

11. Grilled Mediterranean Steak Salad

12. Quesadillas, Veggie Dippers

13. Soup Night, good bread

14. Herbed Butter Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Veg

15. Pasta Night, Garlic Foccacia

16. Pizza Night, Veggie Dippers

17. Irish Stew, Soda Bread, Dubliner

What’s cooking at your house this week?

For more meal planning inspiration, visit Menu Plan Monday each week.

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  1. Luckily, daughter #2 and I cooked all morning Saturday and we have a freezer with 5 neals in it. :) So not only have I done my meal plan, all we have to do is thaw and heat. I hope this week really is that easy.

  2. I tend to meal plan like you…crockpot, fun food, soup/salad, beef, chicken, mexican, asian, etc.

    This week:
    Burgers
    Stroganoff
    French Onion Soup (crockpot…spring football practice)
    Polish Sausages and Baked Beans (the sausages were on clearance for 99 cents and the baked beans are a crockpot/freezer thing)-Kids Choir at church. easy dinner.
    Chicken Quesadillas-
    Warm oven sandwiches (the 99 cent turkey and ham were back too!)-friday night movie night!
    Saturday is dinner with friends. I’m bringing a salad.

    Currently my DH has joined my DD in being gluten free and me and my mom are trying to count our weight watcher points. So it’s interesting keeping everything in balance. Lunches have been a lot of salads which even my dd13 and ds14 will eat. The other two girls (ages 10 and 4) stick to Bologna sandwiches and chips.

  3. Yeah for Irish Stew! I’ll have to try that out. We are going traditional with Corn Beef this week after it got rave reviews last year.
    http://www.randomrecycling.com/2012/03/monday-menu-plan-march-12.html

  4. Our freezer and pantry are stocked and using a monthly meal plan while still prepping freezer meals until the new baby comes. My boys have also decided that tacos once a week is the best idea ever!

    http://shannonesadler.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-we-are-eating-in-march.html

  5. I have been following your meal plan. Such great ideas and recipes. Made the focaccia bread and then decided it would make great pizza crust. It did. Thanks for the menu.

  6. Sounds delicious, as always. I like the sound of Veggie Dippers…

  7. For the past few years we have had a “Green Feast” for Saint Patrick’s Day. This year, due to blogging, Pinterest, etc. I’ve seen too many ideas to save them all for one day— so in addition to our Green Feast, I’ve named this “Green Week” and we’re having as many green foods as I can pack in to one menu plan!

    http://teachinggoodeaters.blogspot.com/2012/03/green-week-meal-plan.html

  8. I love the Irish Stew for St. Pat’s. I might just have to do that too! Here’s my menu plan for the week: http://nearlynaturalnicole.blogspot.com/2012/03/weekly-menu-plan-313-320.html

  9. Sounds like you have a good plan – here is our menu plan for this week – plus a recipe for a fast and easy Taco Soup!

    http://cdm-arewethereyet.blogspot.com/2012/03/menu-monday.html

    Hope you’ll check it out!
    Hugs –
    Carol

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