Weekly Meal Plan for, well, um….

So sometimes, despite your best laid plans, and trying to wait on things (like not launching a blog until you are absolutely certain you’ll be able to keep up with it), stuff happens.  I have spent very little time in my kitchen the last couple weeks.  FIT4MOM of Phoenix & Scottsdale and a weekend away with some bad influences some of my favorite people got a little bit in the way of things.  But here’s the meal plan we used for the week of September 19 – maybe something will spark some ideas for you this week.

 

img_4192This is a front end loaded menu plan, as I tried to leave my fourth child husband with enough food to keep the other three fed while I was gone.  It’s also soup heavy.  Because I was dreaming of fall, which doesn’t actually come to Phoenix until November.  This both backfired on me and worked in my favor, as I came home to a refrigerator still full of the leftovers.  I’m not sure what they ate while I was gone.  But now I have a bunch of lunches frozen for myself for later.

Breakfasts:

I made my make ahead Denver Omelet Egg Muffins, so that I could freeze a couple servings for another week.  These are one of my favorite breakfasts!  Once they are made, I can have them heated up in 30-45 seconds in the morning.  I eat them plain, pop one into an english muffin as a sandwich, top with salsa…..etc.  And if you don’t like the ingredients?  The basic egg muffin works without whatever veggies, meat etc. you do like, so experiment!

Lunches:

I only needed a couple this week, because of being gone and because I had a lunch meeting one day I was in town, so I tried these Cobb Salads in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch from Skinnytaste.  I would definitely make these again!  I would try with powdered buttermilk though – I mean for real, why does Buttermilk only come in quart containers when you never need more than 1/2 a cup for anything?

Dinners:

Monday – Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, a veggie tray and whole grain rolls.

Tuesday – Lasagna Soup, garlic bread, salad.

Wednesday – Crockpot Chicken Tacos, chips, tortillas, lettuce, salsa, cheese etc. to build as you like.  This is a huge hit in my house.  I usually make a salad.  The others mix it up with soft tacos, crunchy tacos and nachos depending on the day.

Thursday through Saturday I was gone and Sunday I came home to a clean house, folded laundry and sushi (I know, I was as shocked as you are).

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