Category Archives: Meal Plans

2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 8 (February 12-18)

Here we go again, another Monday.  Another shot at a week of well planned eating.  I feel the need to confess that although I come up with these plans weekly, I consider it a success if we have 80% compliance.  … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 7 (February 5-11)

I’m still having trouble with the fact that it’s already February – anyone else?  That cheesy saying about the days being long but the years being short….it is oddly true. New format for this week, in addition to the blog … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Italian Beef

This is so simple I almost wouldn’t call it a recipe, and it’s great, because if you use enough meat, you get dinner twice. Slow Cooker Italian Beef 1, 2-4 lb flank steak (or chuck roast, or whatever cut of … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 6 (January 29 through February 4)

So it’s going to be February this week?  I literally had to check 3 times.  That just seems….wrong.  I mean, wasn’t it just Christmas?  Why is life rushing by so fast?  I mean, it’s basically 2019 now, right?  Oh whoops, … Continue reading

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Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

This recipe is inspired by one I found in the the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook – the Make-Ahead Cook (affiliate link), which I highly recommend.  So many great strategies for make and prep ahead meals that make getting dinner on the table … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Mason Jar Salads

It’s already heating up here in Phoenix, it’s like we didn’t even get the mild winter we usually get this year, so I’m sick of hot lunches suddenly, and craving a salad.  I came up with these for this week … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 3 (January 15 through 21)

We are going to be slaves to the calendar to some extent this week, with something keeping us busy most evenings.  Makes the meal prep and planning even more important! Breakfasts: Skinny Taste, one of my favorites for healthy ideas, … Continue reading

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Bee-Bim Bop

When my oldest son was a baby, we received as a gift the book Bee-Bim Bop! by Linda Sue Park (affiliate link).  It’s a fun story book for kids, but also includes a great recipe for a family dinner my crew … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Lentil and Chicken Soup

My starting point with this soup was a recipe I saw posted at Skinnytaste.  But, as usual, when reading the recipe, I decided I needed to make it my own.  I never make soup without packing it full of a … Continue reading

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Chicken and Corn Chowder (CrockPot/Slow Cooker)

This recipe is adapted from the Farmhouse Chicken and Corn Chowder appearing in the America’s Test Kitchen Slow Cooker Revolution (affiliate link) cookbook.  As a side note, all the recipes in this cookbook that I’ve tried are good.  You know … Continue reading

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