Meal Planning: Dec 11 – 17

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Planning meals a month at a time has been a lifesaver. Each week I consult my menu plan and check the pantry, saving loads of time.

This week’s meal plan is pretty simple. I’m finding that this is the ultimate way to enjoy our days, by serving meals that I know most of my family loves. We did have some pretty hilarious experiences last week watching a couple kids choke down sweet potatoes. I laughed ’til I cried. But, we won’t be doing that again anytime soon. Baby steps….

I’ve had to tweak my monthly plan just a tad to accommodate traveling this weekend. Here’s the meal plan for the week:

11. Grilled Mustard Chicken, Lemon Roasted Potatoes, Veg

12. Beans and Rice, Chips, toppings

13. Soup Night, Pumpkin Rolls (probably made with Butternut Squash)

14. Pasta bar: lots of noodles, two kinds of sauce, bread, salad

15. Dinner on the Road

16. Pizza Night

17. Stuffed Pasta Shells, Green Salad, Garlic Bread

What’s cooking at YOUR house this week?

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

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  1. Mmmm…I love stuffed shells. Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week:

  2. The thing that stood out the most from this post? The lack of enthusiasm about sweet potatoes! It’s one of the only “vegetables” my 1-year-old will eat! Of course, we’re from Georgia, so they’re probably not as weird for us as for your kids. 🙂

    • I know. I will tell the story someday. It was hilarious, but involved gagging. Hubs and I never had sweet potatoes growing up. Well, maybe canned, so it’s something I’m only now trying to introduce.

  3. I love sweet potatoes! I roast them, cook them with pot roasts, make a yummy sweet potato casserole, and this week I hope to try sweet potato chips since I have some that need to be eaten and my theme this week is clean out the fridge for holiday travel. My kids LOVE sweet potatoes, too! My menu plan is here:

  4. Lol! I make sweet potato mini muffins for snacks and breakfasts and my 5 and 3 year old gobble them up. I DO call them “pumpkin muffins” though because that just sounds more festive!

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