Well, I should have thought about not starting my meal plan before the holiday season! This upcoming week and the following week are going to be so different with Christmas and New Years and our traveling! We will get back to normal once the New Year is here!
Sunday: Chicken Parmesan with homemade sauce, salad with a homemade lemon garlic dressing, and L requested mashed potatoes.
Monday: Christmas Eve Dinner with my in-laws. We will have prime rib, potatoes of some kind, veggies, etc… This dinner is always delicious!
Tuesday: Christmas Day! (Breakfast- egg bake and baked apples with cranberry mimosas.) Dinner will be a recipe from my friend Rana (rana.monet on instagram!) I will make the crock pot version of her Beef Daube Provencal and serve it with a spinach salad with a homemade lemon dressing
Thursday: H’s second birthday! This kid loves to eat so tentatively we will have pizza and cotton candy for lunch and burgers for dinner! Of course we will have cake too!
Friday: Honestly, NO CLUE!
Saturday: Travel Day!
I’ve had a lot of inquiries as to what I do with my meal planning for the week. I’m not a “meal planner” but I do plan dinners for the week each week, and typically we stick to it unless I realize when I start to make dinner that I don’t have all of the ingredients that I need!
They change every week, and I do my best to keep everyone happy and healthy! Friday nights tend to be our takeout night or our takeout fake-out night.
Here is my dinner plan for the week of 12/16:
Sunday: Crock pot creamy ranch chicken with 2 ingredient biscuits and salad (the recipe is actually much healthier than it sounds)
Monday: Bacon, Garlic Chicken with Spinach served with rice and an additional vegetable
Tuesday: Baked Tilapia with riced cauliflower and homemade broccoli tots
Wednesday: Homemade Mac and Cheese with riced cauliflower mixed in and a side salad
Thursday: Spaghetti with homemade sauce, salad, and bread
Friday: Cheeseburgers with Matt’s famous fries and a veggie
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner
I usually try to make sure I have enough leftovers for Matt to take to lunch the following day and some to freeze for a leftover night or a freezer clear out night!
Please feel free to ask about these recipes and share your ideas too! I love adding to my recipe repertoire!