June 4, 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Let's first talk about how my first two weeks of meal planning went.

I actually did pretty good!  We did eat out once (Saturday night) after some shopping for the baby.  We were 45 minutes from home and then I would have to make something and I was starving!  There was no way I could wait that long.  So it wasn't a perfect two weeks, but still pretty darn good!

I did make pizza on a Thursday instead of Friday because I wasn't feeling well and it was easier.  And unfortunately, we had some crazy winds last week that busted our grill up (Tyler has since fixed it, but we're still in desperate need of a new one).  So the pork chops and cheeseburger nights were altered a little.  But we still had meals at home so I think I did awesome!

I'm still looking around for some new, fairly easy recipes.  Thank you to those who have shared already.

Here is our plan for the next two weeks:

Monday, June 4th - Baked chicken with Stove Top (I posted the recipe here), vegetable steamer
Tuesday, June 5th - Cheeseburgers on the grill, salad, chips and fruit
Wednesday, June 6th - A new calzone recipe that I'm going to try, salad and garlic bread (I will post the recipe with my results later...if it turns out, haha)
Thursday, June 7th - Breakfast for dinner (either french toast or waffles and sausage links)
Friday, June 8th - Tyler's mom is coming for the weekend so we're going out to eat.  I'm not sure if we'll all go or if Grandma will watch Kyla and Tyler and I will have a date night.  I don't think that's happened since our anniversary last July so that would be nice!
Saturday, June 9th - I have a Thirty-One party and won't be home for dinner so I just planned pizza for Tyler, his mom and Kyla
Sunday, June 10th - Grilled cheese, french fries
Monday, June 11th - Chicken on the grill (marinated in Italian dressing), baked potatoes, vegetable steamer
Tuesday, June 12th - Lasagna with garlic bread, salad
Wednesday, June 13th - Tacos
Thursday, June 14th - Pork chops on the grill, potatoes, vegetable steamer
Friday, June 15th - Pizza
Saturday, June 16th - Spaghetti with garlic bread
Sunday, June 17th - Father's Day making Tyler's choice (which he has not decided on yet)


  1. I have to laugh at you and I! The chicken bake recipe I made last night is VERY similar to what you are having tonight!

    We went out to eat one night too, and I wasn't very good about planning the leftovers in, so I didn't get all my meals in last week.

    I will be posting my meal plan later today or tonight. I have a doctor's appointment this morning and some errands this afternoon.

  2. This blog has lots of good recipes http://life-as-a-lofthouse.blogspot.com/


  3. I thought of another easy one I've done and liked. Pulled pork sandwiches...just a rump roast/pork butt in the crockpot all day, then when it's done pull it apart, throw in barbeque sauce (and pinneapple if you like that sort of thing--it's quite good!) and make sandwiches. I love anything that uses the crockpot so it's less work for me lol. After I had Brielle we ate crockpot meals for like a month :-P

  4. Great planning---that's impressive!

  5. I'm impressed with you and Bri for doing this. I'm trying to plan out one week at a time and go from there for now. Baby steps!
    Anyway, I have a delicious and super simple crock pot recipe I thought I'd share. It's called Zesty BBQ Chicken. The recipe calls for 6 chicken breast halves, I just used three whole breasts, but you can do this with thighs or drumsticks too. Mix together a 12 oz bottle of BBQ sauce, 1/2 cup of Italian dressing, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Put the chicken in the crockpot and pour the mixture over it. Cook it on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. I do low and at about the 6ish hour point, I use two forks to shred the chicken and then keep cooking it. We had it for dinner tonight, and it is a big hit with my hubby. Plus it makes a ton, which is good for leftovers for lunch if you do that. :)