Devising a weekly menu plan is essential for me especially with my restricted diet and all 3 kids in various activities. Why is it that their activities are all around dinner time? With less time on the evenings and weekends, I need to make sure I have fresh food on hand and know what I plan to cook so we aren’t tempted to eat out. It also means quite a few evenings (and weekends) of slow cooker meals!
I’ve been sporadic on blogging since our Travel the World in Books Readathon ended. It’s been rainy here which with my Rheumatoid Arthritis, cuts my energy in half. Still my boys and I need to eat and we don’t want to pay a small fortune to go out to eat, so I continue to menu plan and meals get shifted around depending on my energy levels. The fact that it gets dark by dinnertime doesn’t help either, I’m ready for my pajamas at 5:30pm!
This weekend we have my littlest’s birthday party and that means I have an excuse to make my Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake! Should I make two? One for the party and one for them to eat at home? I’m really going to have to exert will power to not eat this one, it’s soooo good!
The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! If you have a menu plan or a delicious recipe you want to share, feel free to link it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup. I’m always looking for new recipes to try.
This Week’s Menu Plan:
Spinach Cheese Egg Muffins (cheeseless for me). These are easy to make a ton of and easily reheat for the teen who leaves for school really early.
Slow Cooker Korean Beef with Trader Joe’s dumplings, green beans and rice.
Chorizo and Egg Tacos
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from This Gal Cooks
leftovers for dinner
Biscuits with Sausage Gravy from me! (adapted recipe from Bisquick cookbook and a family favorite recipe)
Slow Cooker Chicken Mango Curry from Parents.com with rice
Menu Planning Tools
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Last Black Friday, Plan to Eat* had a 50% Black Friday Sale. I bought it and have been loving the tool so much! To date I have 178 recipes in my account and planned 333 meals, that’s a whole lot of good eating! I highly recommend you try it out free for 30 days to see if you like it. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that there’s another great Black Friday Sale but even if it’s not I’ll be renewing my subscription. We can share recipes there too if you’re a Plan to Eat member, just send me a friend request.
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All Linked Up
This post linked up with Menu Plan Monday.
What’s on your menu plan for this week?