Meal Plan Monday: A Make-Ahead Week

Meal Plan Monday

I am finally, FINALLY, adjusting to being the mom of a kindergartener.  By the way, that means that your evenings leave ZERO time for cooking in the evenings.  So, I have to revert back to cooking on the weekends like a boss (unless I want my meal plan to read, as one of my most-avid readers and most avid e-mail commenter commented once:  dinner out, dinner out, dinner out…well, you get the idea).

So, the slow cooker will get a workout, casseroles will rule the roost, and on weeks, like this week, when Josh has two complete days off (not on call) in the middle of the week, what HE cooks is his business.  So, it’s all to the good.  If this meal plan looks a bit sparse, that’s why.

Saturday:  Root Beer Marinated Grilled Chicken from Six Sisters’ Stuff, canned corn

Sunday:  Copycat Chipotle Carnitas in taco form from Better in Bulk, chips, salsa

Monday:  Ranch Chicken Enchiladas from Life in the Lofthouse (I promise to take a picture this time!), beans, chips, salsa

Tuesday:  leftovers (because Josh is off Thursday)

Wednesday:  Josh makes something fabulous!

Thursday:  Josh makes something fabulous part 2!

Friday:  Copycat Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas from Life in the Lofthouse

Saturday:  Soup, grilled cheese

Sunday:  pork loin, potatoes, carrots, onions

Muffin’s lunches for the week appear to take a cop-out, but he has requested an actual Lunchable.

Monday:  barbecue chicken sandwich (using the chicken that Josh grilled), plum, broccoli (trees) and ranch dip, fruit snack, chocolate milk

Tuesday:  chicken and cheese kabobs (again with the grilled chicken), fruit cup, crackers, water, sweet pickles, 1-2 pieces candy

Wednesday:  taco with ranch chicken enchilada filling, fruit pouch, tomatoes and olives for the taco, juice box, cake (Hostess)

Thursday:  mini pancakes with syrup (made pancakes Sunday), ham rolls, plum, yogurt, tomato slices, apple juice box

Friday:  cheese pizza Lunchable (ugh!), clementine orange, broccoli and ranch dip, Capri Sun, fruit roll up

What’s on the plan for you this week?

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