Ashley English's book A Year of Picnics.
I am getting into a routine of sharing my meal plans for the upcoming week. I know so many of you are challenged, like me, with this ongoing chore, working to prepare nutritious weeknight meals that already before your kids fill up on after school snacks. Read more of my ramblings on this topic HERE.
I hope you get some inspiration by what I post. Regardless, this practice is beneficial for me, as it is creating a database of dinner ideas (all you have to do is click on the meal planning category tag on the sidebar to see all my posts on this topic).
I also value your feedback. I appreciate your ideas and inspiration. (Thank you to those of you who posted comments or sent me an email last week!)
We have a busy week ahead as a family. This week I have after school meetings, and the boys have their music concert and there is a skeet. And it is the crazy week at school before Christmas break!
I am anticipating low energy for this mama after school and being proactive with weekend meal prep so I do not have to use too much energy getting meals on the table during the after school witching hour .
Our weeknight family meal plan - December 17-21
weekend meal prep: bake potatoes, make crescent dough, make lasagna roll dinner, *make pizza dough bread maker (I double this recipe), make and freeze calzones.
Monday: Venison Chili with Twice Baked Potatoes
inspired by a meal suggestion in Ashley English's book A Year of Picnics.
need: potatoes, cheese, butter, chives, chili beans, onions.
Tuesday: Taco Crescent Ring
As recommended by Stacy, I will be making a variation of this recipe.
need: homemade crescent dough, ground beef, taco seasoning, tomatoes, lettuce, black olives, green onions, lettuce, sour cream
*I have a great recipe for homemade crescent dough from Make the Bread, Buy the Butter: What You Should (and Shouldn't) Cook from Scratch to Save Time and Money that I will use for the dough.
Wednesday: Lasagna Rolls (a variation of this recipe) & Caesar salad
need: lasagna noodles, mozzarella cheese, pesto, Italian sausage, canned garden pasta sauce, lettuce, salad dressing, croutons
Thursday: Fried Rice & Wontons
need: pork sausage, brown rice, eggs, frozen peas/carrots & frozen wontons
Friday: Quick Calzones
need: pizza dough, pizza sauce, pesto, pepperoni, parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
I would love to hear what you are cooking too!
Post a comment or shoot me an email.
Have a great week!