Meal Planning: April 22 – 28

With warm weather and the scent of flowers in the air, I want some easy meals.

Spring has sprung. And we can now leave our windows open 24/7. Despite living in Southern California, it tends to be chilly near the coast. So, the windows have been tight shut for months. Except in the teenager’s room. He likes to freeze.

But, now, we’re ready for six months of fresh air night and day. Yeah! Love that.

And as such, I want some easy meals, including some to throw on the grill or into the crockpot, so we can enjoy more time outside.

Here’s the plan for the week:

22. Hot Dogs on Homemade Buns, Sunshine Cole Slaw, Veggie Tray

23. Pulled Pork on Pumpkin Rolls, Veg, Cornbread

24. Beans and RiceCorn Tortillas, and Toppings

25. Pasta Night, Salad or Veg, Drop Biscuits

26. Mexibar – with Cheese Enchiladas, Rice, Beans, Salad, Toppings

27. Pizza Night, Green Salad

28. Sandwich Bar, Fresh Fruit, Chips

What’s cooking at your house this week?

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

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  1. http://www.akatslife.net/?p=985

    There’s my link to my menu for the week. Leftovers Monday and Tuesday because my husband is working very late. No sense cooking when we can just heat up leftovers since it’s just me and the little one.

  2. I am curiOus what kind of hotdogs yOu are having.

    • I buy Hebrew National when it’s on sale and store them in the freezer.

      • We are trying out the coleman organic uncured chicken dogs. They are OK. The kids like them though. I like to limit hot dogs in general so I don’t know how I feel about them overall. Because they come in packs of 3 at Costco!

  3. Hotdogs and pizza sound really good :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  4. I LOVE hot dogs, we buy the natural casing weiners from a local butcher. YUM! I was digging through my freezer and noticed I have a bunch of pumpkin left over, I may have to try those pumpkin rolls. Minus the poppyseeds of course :)

    Here is my menu for the week, thanks for the link up.

    http://www.wonderwomanimnot.com/2012/04/weekly-menu_22.html

  5. Your cheese enchiladas look delicious. Makes me wish my oven was working.

  6. went to the store yesterday w/out an official list but i think i did ok. guess only time will tell.

    pork lettuce wraps, garlic bread, cucumber sticks
    hot dogs, baked beans, corn & mac casserole
    kielbasa, broccoli & potato bowls
    lasagna, salad
    pulled pork on buns, veg
    pork fried rice, egg rolls

  7. Here’s my menu plan this week: http://nearlynaturalnicole.blogspot.com/2012/04/menu-plan-423-429.html
    I’m trying out some new (to me) bean recipes.
    I want to try your hamburger bun recipe next time we do burgers & your pizza recipe too;))

  8. Here’s our plan for the week:
    http://dontwastethecrumbs.com/2012/04/weekly-menu-yummy-recipe-green-beans-with-garlic/

    Seeing your bean/rice, tortillas and enchiladas is really making me want to substitute some Mexican in this week!

  9. My family loves your homemade bun recipe. My girls call it “yummy bread.” I use 1 cup whole wheat flour and the rest is bread flour. I make batches of it, divide into 12 balls, flash freeze and store in freezer bag. I can pull out what I need and thaw on counter, then shape into buns, short rise again before baking. We do use it for hot dog buns but I use it daily for sandwich bread. I roll into flat rounds and shorten the bake time. Kind of reminds me of those pricey sandwich thin rounds. I once forgot to bake some and my kids started rioting about eating “gross” store bread. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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