Meal Plan Monday: What I’ve Learned

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning, meal planners!

In response to the title of the post, I’m going to share something I’ve learned about meal planning since returning to work and Muffin starting school.  1)  Kindergarten gives homework.  2) After working all day, you really are already tired when you pick up a Muffin and cajole him into completing homework.  3) You are too exhausted to assemble dinner if it involves more than the oven or the microwave.

So, I’m taking a new (well, really, a return to the old) meal approach.  If it isn’t done on the weekend, it ain’t happening.  Seriously.  That means for the three main dishes I’m making this week, the two casseroles have to be prepared in advance, and the Mexican pizzas (which didn’t get made last weekend) has to have everything pretty much ready to go.

This is the wave of the future folks (planning OAMC stuff to fill in on weeks that we go away for the weekend, etc.).

So, here we go:

Saturday:  hot dogs and marshmallows cooked in the fire pit, chips

Sunday:  grilled chicken with grilled mushrooms and onions, grilled sugar snap peas with raspberry chipotle sauce

Monday:  Mexican pizzas from Life in the Lofthouse, chips and salsa

Tuesday:  chicken spaghetti from Six Sisters’ Stuff, bread

Wednesday:  Ranch Chicken Enchiladas from Life in the Lofthouse, chips, beans, salsa

Thursday:  leftovers, baby!

Friday:  Guys are on their own; I will be probably bringing leftovers.  I have to work a football game.

Saturday:  Chili with cheese and crackers

Sunday:  Roast of some kind with veg.

I will post Muffin’s lunches in a special WPW post this week.

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