Weekly Meal Plan: June 18 – June 23

Coming up to the end of the month, lots going on. I have an appointment today to check on the baby as well as doing a ton of errands. I have to go to Michael’s and pick up supplies for the cakes I’m making this weekend (hopefully they have everything I need this time) as well as make my weekly Aldi run. Work has thankfully hit a slow point at the moment (but not dried up completely) and hopefully it will still be somewhat slow this weekend.

What we’re eating this week:

Tuscan One Pot (pictured) — I used ground beef instead of sausage, and chickpeas instead of beans because my husband hates beans. I also cooked some quinoa and added it at the end.

Spinach and Tofu Lasagna — No link, sorry. I’ve always put off making this because it seemed difficult but when I reread the recipe, it seemed a lot easier. So we’ll see how this turns out.

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta — Just a simple pasta dish. I want to practice making sauce with flour and butter.

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce — Another sauce with butter and flour as well as evaporated milk. This sounds really good. I’m going to pair it with some mashed potatoes.

Simply Great Pork — My usual chicken dish, only with pork chops this time. It’s great either way. Probably serve this with couscous or rice.

Weekly Meal Plan: June 11 – June 15

Things are still pretty slow around here but they should be ramping up a bit at the end of the month. I have a cake and cupcakes to make for our nephews’ birthday party plus another OBGYN appointment. Then next month is our two year wedding anniversary, hoping for a weekend trip somewhere as a short getaway.

We’re still renovating the house but we’re coming up on the last big project, the large bathroom redo. Then we only have to deal with minor projects until the baby is due.

Thanks for hanging in there with me through my hiatus from life, basically. I’m working on getting on a posting schedule again, shooting for 4 blog posts a week. We’ll see how it goes. Later in the week I’ll be bringing back a popular series, so be sure to come back for that.

What we’re eating this week:

One Pot Hamburger Helper Pasta (pictured) – This was delicious! I’m already looking forward to eating it for leftovers today.

Chicken and Broccoli with Rice – I never buy chicken breasts but I’m going to take advantage of a sale this week and buy a large package to use for two recipes.

Hawaiian Baked Chicken – My other chicken dish for the week. I don’t have a side planned yet, I thought I’d see what kind of fresh vegetables looked good at the store and wing it.

Healthy Garlic Shrimp Pasta – I adore a good, easy shrimp dish and this definitely fits the bill.

Skillet Sausage and Rice – This is one of my favorite dishes ever, it’s always easy and always delicious.

Weekly Meal Plan: June 4 – June 10

Nothing much going on this week except more house construction and I’m still pregnant. Currently 23 weeks, majorly uncomfortable and not getting good sleep, but still not too bad. Feeling lots of kicks but not too hard yet. We’ve already gotten tons of nice stuff, some handmedown items like a swing and a Rock and Play type thing, some clothes, a play mat with hanging toys, and a large box of diapers. A few items were already purchased off the registry as well like our car seat, the Pack and Play he’s going to sleep in at first, and things like bibs and a blanket.

This week I’ve planned out some good snacks, like hard boiling half a dozen eggs (in the oven) and purchasing Greek yogurt cups for each day. I try not to buy the individual servings but there was a good deal at Shaw’s this week. I’m going to Aldi today for a few things.

What we’re eating this week:

Green Pepper Casserole (pictured) – A real go to dish for us, this never fails to satisfy. I made it with ground chicken this week.

Chicken Parm Casserole – This is a new recipe this week. My husband loves chicken parm and I like the flavors without having to deal with breading chicken.

Skillet Pasta with Sausage – Our weekly sausage dish, it always results in a super flavorful and comforting meal.

Greek Marinated Chicken – Another new recipe, I’m picturing zesty and moist chicken with a side of quinoa.

Spaghetti – I have some meatballs in the freezer I’m going to toss in the sauce to heat up, you can never go wrong with spaghetti. I took some time yesterday to put together my spice mixes, like spaghetti sauce, taco seasoning and pizza sauce spices.

 

Weekly Meal Plan — May 29 – June 4

I want to try getting back into meal planning posts, probably without the grocery haul pictures. If anyone is interested I might still post a list of what I bought for the week with a grocery budget.

I haven’t actually been meal planning too much for the past couple of months, I’ve just been so wiped out that doing anything beyond the bare minimum seemed out of the question. But I want to eat well for this baby, so back to meal planning it is. Here’s what we’re eating this week.

Sausage and Chickpeas (pictured) – I love easy one pan meals like this, and they’re so delicious. I’m always in the mood for a meal involving rice, sausage and chickpeas with loads of vegetables.

Parmesan and Sage Pork Chops – This is one of my go to ways to cook pork chops. I baked them for half an hour instead of cooking them on the stovetop, and served them with corn on the cob.

Enchilada Pasta – Another easy one pan meal with tons of flavor.

Shrimp with Orzo and Asparagus – If I’m cooking shrimp, there’s a good chance I’m using this recipe. I love the way the shrimp flavor blends with the lemon and asparagus.

Slow Cooker Asian Drumsticks – This is a new recipe for this week, I have a huge package of chicken drumsticks in the freezer I need to use. I’ll be serving it with a rice or couscous side with vegetables.

 

Meal Plan — October 4

This is a day late, but so is my week. My husband’s birthday was Sunday, so he took off work on Monday, and my schedule was a bit thrown off.

Other than that, my life is pretty uneventful. We’re getting all ready for our vacation that’s starting in a couple of weeks. Loads of flying is in our future. I’ll be experimenting more with capsule wardrobes on our trip.

On with the meal plan!

OMG Chicken with baked potatoes – Some simple breaded chicken but juicy thanks to the layer of sour cream.

Cheesy Taco Skillet – Ground turkey with bell peppers and a small kick of spice. Still need to buy some spinach for this.

Smoked Sausage and Chickpeas – Monday night dinner, this was delicious as always. It’s such a hearty yet easy dinner.

Shrimp Scampi and Orzo with Basil – No link for this recipe as I’ve had it forever but never tried it. Basically you toss the shrimp with some ingredients and bake it for about ten minutes. The orzo is a really easy side dish I haven’t made in a while.

Meal Plan — September 26

Another week! Nothing really going on, still working on the house. We’re going on vacation next month so I’m getting mentally ready for that. I will hopefully have some before and after house pictures up soon once I get my finishing touches in the kitchen. All of our painted cabinet doors are finally back up. I’m on the lookout for a small island, plus some little touches like a new toaster (ours broke during the move or something) and hopefully a new rug.

Here’s my meal plan for the week!

Sausage and Spinach Pasta – I haven’t made this dish in a while, it’s simply pasta and sliced sausage with spinach.

Chicken, Brown Rice and Veggie Casserole – This is a new dish, but it sounds delicious, and will be a bit more work than usual.

A ground turkey dish, not sure which one at the moment. Either Cheesy Hamburger Casserole or Ground Turkey and Peppers. I like the normal dishes I make with ground turkey, but I’m a bit tired of them at the moment. So I found these both on Pinterest.

Shrimp Couscous – This one will be my own recipe, combining the features from a few different ones.

Meal Plan — September 19

Finally, we’re all mostly unpacked and things are getting back to normal! I only made two meals last week, we’ve been eating out or eating with my parents a lot this past week. My kitchen isn’t quite in order, but I’m working on it. I went from a small kitchen with 9 cabinets and about 6 drawers to a larger kitchen with 3 drawers and 9 cabinets. While my cabinets are larger now, I don’t really have more room to put things.

Over the weekend we painted the cabinets, doors and drawers white, so those all have to be reinstalled soon. I’ll be excited to show you a before and after once it’s done.

Today is my birthday, and I had to spend the morning at our old place waiting to turn the keys in. And now I have to work and do other things that I would normally do before lunch. Nothing special is going on for my birthday except my husband is taking me to Ikea next weekend, since I’ve been wanting to go forever.

I went grocery shopping for the first time at the Shaw’s close to our new house and I was so lost. In our old store, the jelly was in the middle of the store with the oils and canned fruit. In this store, it’s on the very last aisle across from the dairy, and with the bread. It’s going to take some getting used to. I also have an Aldi to visit and a second grocery chain to check out when they have a good sale.

Without further ado, the meal plan:

Baked Ravioli — Easy and quick to put together, perfect for the first meal in our new house. Free from stock.

Pasta and Sausage — While moving, I realized I had tons of frozen vegetables, so this is a recipe to use some of them up. Only bought some milk and chicken stock.

Green Pepper Casserole — A staple for us, something easy I can just pop into the oven. Free from stock.

Shrimp and Vegetables — Normally make this with spinach, but I’m going to try some other vegetables this time. Bought shrimp.

Stir Fry — My husband is not going to be happy with how many vegetables we’re eating this week, but it’s a good way to detox and get back on track after eating bad food for a week. Bought tofu.