Category Archives: Meal Plans

Breakfast: Roasted Vegetable and Egg Hash

This week my breakfasts are basically 2/3 of the way made ahead.  When I make a fried egg, I’m not a fan of reheating it, so I’ve cooked all the veggies and each morning I just reheat them briefly in … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 10 (February 26 through March 4)

Oh good, it’s March.  Well basically.  Because I’m not even used to it being February yet.  So tomorrow is practically Christmas, best I can tell?  Maybe I shouldn’t have taken the tree down……. Little league practices have kicked in, football … Continue reading

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2018 Monday Meal Plan: Week 9 (February 19-25)

It’s going to be a busy week, we’ve got some serious dental work for one kid, football practices, baseball practices, t-ball practices…a full day training for me….so all the prep and planning are required! Breakfasts – I’m in a taco … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings (serves 4-6)

The chicken will cook in 4-6 hours on low for this one (usually within 4 with my slow cooker), but make sure you allow for around 60 minutes of prep time (mostly passive) right before eating for the vegetables to … Continue reading

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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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