A Meal Plan for the Week

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A Meal Plan for the Week

Meal planning has been hit or miss for me these days. I’m in the final stretch of getting another cookbook submitted. That means lots of testing and retesting. Some meals are planned because they are part of my work; some meals are throw together affairs because this is, after all, survival mode.

My kids are currently in the stage of the game where they really look forward to normalcy. Or at least meals that are familiar to them. So, this week, I’m going to take a stab at making breakfasts and lunches a little more humdrum and a little less, experimental, shall we say?

A Meal Plan for the Week

Lemon Raspberry Muffins


Simple Egg Sandwich


Grilled Pizza with Spinach Pesto


  • Ham and Taters, Steamed Veg
  • Herbed Pork Tenderloin, Beans, Salad, Potatoes
  • Summer Rolls, Veg Salad, Chow Mein
  • Fish and Chips, Broccoli Slaw, Corn on the Cob
  • Pizza Night

What’s YOUR meal plan for the week?

meal-planning-101How to Meal Plan

If you’re looking for instruction in guidance in making your own meal plans, you’ve come to the right place. Meal planning is a sure-fire strategy to help you serve meals in a timely manner, avoid extra trips to the grocery store, and save money by using up what you have.

Meal Planning 101 covers everything you need to know in order to plan and execute successful meal plans that help you eat well and stay under budget. Be sure to scroll through the archives because we’ve addressed quite a few meal planning basics as well as common challenges and stumbling blocks to meal plans that work.

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  1. Love reading your menu plan!
    My menus have been CRAZY for the past couple of weeks also – as in almost non-existent. :/ Ds#3 told me today that he missed my cooking. Guess it’s time to get back at it!

  2. I just got your book last week. I can’t wait to make some of the dishes. I am glad to hear you a writing another.
    What kind of cookbook will it be? I am also not going to the grocery store for 2 weeks to use up some of what we have. I think I have an abdication to going to the grocery store and buying groceries. Even if there are a good buy. When you have a full freezer and pantry maybe you better not go for a while. I took the suggestion from you blog so thanks.

  3. Jessica, Thanks I just ordered it.

  4. Brighid says:

    Sounds like a great book!

    I don’t plan breakfasts or lunches here; it’s a strictly you’re on your own situation at our house. But dinner I do plan with the fallback of salad/farmer’s market find/steamed vegetables as side dishes. Current plan is for balsamic chicken & sweet potatoes, chicken sausage & pasta, ham/peas/rice/cheese casserole, salsa chicken or turkey (whichever I find in the freezer) made into tacos, pizza turkey burgers on 30 minute rolls and curried coconut chicken with rice. Can you guess that chicken’s on sale this week around my house?

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