Meal Planning Monday

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Normally, I post my meal plan each week over at LifeasMOM. But, seeing as it’s Christmas over there, I thought I’d post it here.

This week seems to be another catch up week at our house. First it was cleaning up after a mouse that invaded. We’ve only caught one and found no new “evidence” so it’s my hope and prayer that that was it.

It was a wonderful lesson for our marriage. My husband did not know how totally creeped out I get over rodents. I’m sorry to even mention it on a food blog. Eww.

Then we got hit by a flu bug midweek and of course, hypochondriac that I am, I worried that we were going to die of hantavirus. Forget the fact that our mouse wasn’t that kind of mouse or that we are more likely to win the lottery or get struck by lightening than to contract that disease. I think I was sicker from worry than I was from the flu.

Suffice it to say, I’m ready for an easier week, less take-out, and a return to normalcy, whatever this is.

Here’s my meal plan for the week, subject to change, of course:

25. Tacos
26. Beans and Rice
27. Chicken Caesar Salad, Garlic Bread
28. Grilled Tri-Tip, Potato Salad, Fruit Salad
29. Pasta with Meat Sauce, Green Salad, Biscuits
30. Chili and Cornbread, Veggies and Dip
31. Pizza Night

What are YOU having?

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  1. I am cleaning out the freezer/pantry. Sunday night I told my son he was having Mexican casserole, but when I thawed it out, it wasn’t Mexican casserole!! He was happy because he liked the chicken dish (something I had made up). So, here is this week:

    Monday: Mexican casserole for real this time
    Tuesday: spaghetti
    Wednesday: Chicken enchiladas
    Thursday my son goes to my parents’ house for a week, so I will be winging it on Weight Watchers.

  2. I am going to create a meal plan based on what is in the freezer/pantry. I’m TIRED of going to the store every day for something I forgot! We are not leaving this house today!!!! Too hot and no gas money! Wait…that isn’t what you asked, is it?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Not sure what we will have yet. Tonight…Roast and potatoes with peas. That is as far as I have gotten.

  3. Here’s our plan, in no particular order (through Thursday as we’re headed to the lake on Friday):
    BBQ chicken on buns, sweet potato fries (homemade) and watermelon
    Waffles and sausage
    Thai Lettuce Wraps
    Chicken & Broccoli Lo Mein

  4. Potato salad sounds perfect for this week! It’s been such a hot summer and we’ve been to so many cookouts but none have had potato salad! It can’t be summer without potato salad! Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Are you freezer cooking next week (after Christmas!)? … I am thinking about doing some the following week when I have a few days off .. Back to school the week after and I want to have a jump start on dinner!

  6. We’re having tacos this week as well! Glad your household is feeling better.

  7. I’m trying to figure out what the salad is in that picture. I think I see pecans, maybe dried cranberries? Whatever it is…looks good!

  8. Grilled tri-tip night sounds great. Nothing wrong with steak & potatoes!

  9. Sounds like a yummy menu! I love to post my menus on Monday’s too!

  10. Denise.C says:

    Recently I came across a recipe for beans & rice, it looked simple, I had everything on hand to make it, yet somehow it did not turn out well at all. Without sounding gross, it was a big blob of goo. It was so thick, & gummy, I could have used it as glue. WHERE DID I GO WRONG????

    A few months back I bought some dried beans, & soaked them overnight, & cooked them in the crockpot the next day. That was a disaster too.

    I am an avid cook & baker, yet I am having difficulties with the simplest things.

    On a separate note, we had a massive storm, that knocked out our power, over 24 hours. All my fridge food is garbage (which really makes me sad.), so I will be sitting down tomorrow to do a meal plan (something I am new to!)

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