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A Meal Plan for an Easy Week

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Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I’m shopping my freezer and using up what we have. A Meal Plan for an Easy Week - Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I'm shopping my freezer and using up what we have. Some weeks you just need to take it easy. This would be one of those weeks for me. Last week’s heatwave wiped me out, and I didn’t want to follow my plan at all. Instead, I faked it. Dinners weren’t that good last week. I’m looking forward to an easier week in the kitchen — and hopefully tastier meals. I decided that I really need to get that deep freeze emptied. Really. There’s a lot of grain in there but hopefully, I can use up the other stuff. I made a meal plan based on what’s on hand and did a small amount of shopping to fill in the gaps. Here’s our plan for the week:

Breakfasts

all served with fresh fruit or applesauce

A Meal Plan for an Easy Week - Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I'm shopping my freezer and using up what we have.

Lunches

A Meal Plan for an Easy Week - Sometimes you just gotta take it easy. While some might go out for take-out, I'm shopping my freezer and using up what we have.

Dinners

  • Grilled Chicken, Steamed Cauliflower, Salad
  • Potstickers, Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Rice
  • Turkey Burgers and Fries (This might morph into Sloppy Joe’s of some kind to stretch the meat)
  • Eggs, Bacon, and Tater Tot Piles
  • Pancake Night
  • Beans and Rice
  • Pizza Night

What are YOU having this week?

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  1. Sunday – Heading to the last home game for the Pgh Pirates so I’m thinking hotdogs and nachos
    Monday -Mexican Chicken chili, cornbread
    Tuesday – Tomato parmesan chicken/pasta, salad
    Wednesday – Granddaughters Birthday, so where ever she wants to go
    Thursday – Our anniversary, undecided where we may go
    Friday – Leftovers
    Saturday – High school band sub, vegetable, white bean and orzo soup

  2. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with an “easy” week. Most of my weeks are like that in the kitchen because, frankly, I don’t really enjoy cooking.

  3. Stephanie M. says:

    Sunday: B – Hubby: Taylor ham and cheese on a hard roll; me: Grape nuts cereal with strawberries
    L: Hubby: at a car show eating whatever they sell; me: sliced cheese and leftover grilled zucchini
    D: Leftover ribs from the freezer made a few weeks ago and leftover home made stuffed potatoes from the freezer also made a few weeks ago, and bean salad.

    Monday: B: Hubby: Cheerios, banana and a breakfast bar; me: low fat waffles and strawberries
    L: Hubby and me: salads
    D: leftover ribs and bean salad

    Tuesday: B: Hubby: Cheerios, banana and a breakfast bar: me: white veggies omelet
    L: Hubby and me: salads
    D: Flounder prepared with white wine and chopped tomatoes, rice pilaf, cucumber salad

    Wednesday: B: Hubby and me: low fat Greek yogurt, homemade granola, breakfast bar and banana
    L: Hubby: Tuna Fish sammie, hard boiled egg, and an apple; me: Tuna stuffed tomato, wasa crisp with low fat laughing cow cheese
    D: Meatloaf, baked potato and corn

    Thursday: B: Hubby, white veggie omelet; me: one poached egg on a half of a low fat English muffin
    L: Hubby and me: meatloaf sammies from leftover meatloaf
    D: Spaghetti with garlic and olive oil

    Friday: B: Hubby: Bagel with butter; me: All Bran cereal with strawberries
    L: Hubby: leftover spaghetti with garlic and olive oil; me: salad
    D: Grilled turkey sausage, baked beans

    Saturday:

    Cheat day: We are going on a cruise beginning of November and are eating healthy all week in order to lose some weight so we can eat on the cruise only to gain it all back and we allow ourselves one cheat day a week: Today is it!!!!

    B: Hubby and me: Sausage, egg, and cheese on bagels

    L: Not sure yet

    D: Red Lobster for the endless shrimp fest; can’t wait to eat the cheese biscuits!!! Tonight is a date night.

    • Stephanie….Really hard to believe but this will be number 43. Glad we married young but WOW were do the years go! Enjoy your cruise in November. We have done a few cruises and love every minute of it except as you said when you get home and step on the scale! But enjoy it and worry about anything else when you get back!

  4. Mon- broccoli soup from freezer/kids will have leftover chicken & veg from tonight
    Tues-pizza fundraiser nite at kids school
    Wed- quinoa black bean stuffed bell peppers /salad
    Thurs- hopefully leftovers….
    fri- chicken from freezer???

    Ok so not a solidly planned week but at least its a plan!!!

  5. Short week for us as we are going out of town later in the week.

    S- Chili and corn chips
    M- Pizza at hubby’s fire station
    T- Chicken Parm (freezer meal), pasta, salad
    W- Eating up any leftovers

  6. I’m also using up freezer items:

    M – taco salad
    T – ribs and coleslaw, frozen corn
    W – homemade pizza — thinking pesto and chicken but that could change
    Th – country captain soup
    F – leftovers
    S – out

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