A Meal Plan for the Week {November 10 – 16}

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Lasagna and Cornbread with Salad

I know that having a meal plan can make the week go so much more smoothly for my family and me. We have a better chance at dinners on-time and a lower risk of take-out at the last minute because I just can’t pull off a homecooked meal.

Last week I had a meal plan, but last week the meal plan didn’t exactly happen. So many things came up to push the meals I planned to the side. We still ate at home (mostly), but we ate easier to prepare meals. Like these. They are my back-up plan and I love them! Love them.

Tomorrow I’m doing a ginormous Costco trip — yes, Grocery Geeks, I’ll try to photograph it — and stocking us up on the Back Up Plan. Did I think that last week would turn out they way it did? No, so I need more back-up so we can avoid taco drive thrus.

Here’s the plan, for now:


Monday {holiday}


Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich


Thursday {FishChick7’s birthday}



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  1. After strictly planning last week so no food would go to waste (we only ended up losing one avocado, one tomato, and half a lime) this week can be a lot more lenient. So I planned like I normally do five dinners and two leftover nights. We are going to have smoothies for breakfast and mostly leftovers for lunch.

    Dinners: Chili, Korean Fried Rice, Grilled Salmon, Chicken Picatta, and Pizza

    I will also be starting my Thanksgiving cooking because we will be celebrating the Sunday before due to a surgery I have planned. So this week I will be cooking all of my pies and my rolls and freezing them.

  2. Those weeks happen. Usually in my house, it means I just leave something in the freezer while we eat leftovers. But sometimes I freeze the leftovers and stick with the plan. I dislike wasting food, and this past week I miscalculated the amount of salmon I’d have left over from baking a (small) whole one. We ate salmon 3 days in a row, and then my wife got sick and I couldn’t find the time to make salmon cakes and freeze them, and now we are throwing out leftovers. 🙁

    Coming up this week:
    Monday: bean soup, biscuits; eggs, soldered potatoes
    Tuesday: leftovers, fruit; chicken breast, biscuits, broccoli
    Wednesday: [WORK LUNCH] / bean soup, fruit; pizza, oranges
    Thursday: leftover lunch or oatmeal & fruit; fish sticks, wax beans
    Friday: [lunch – I dunno]; early Thanksgiving potluck celebration
    Saturday: grilled cheese, fruit; game hen, roasted carrots and potatoes, leftover wax beans
    Sunday: chicken breasts, sweet potato spears; taco bowls, pomegranate

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