Meal Plan 8/19 – 8/25
After going way off schedule for the summer I have decided I need to make a menu plan for the week and STICK TO IT. Especially now that we are into ‘back to school’ mode. We were falling into a bad habit of zero routines and relying on late meals of PB&J, cereal or oatmeal.
Hopefully sharing my plan with you each week will keep me accountable and more organized. I know I may not do these in exact order, but having a solid plan in place keeps me focused for the week! Not sure if I will do a full 7 or keep it at 5-6 for leftovers and knowing at least one night we won’t be home.
Sunday: Make your own Pizzas
I found a 3 pack of mini crusts with sauce included for $2.79 at Aldi. DONE DEAL for this mom who like to let her kids help with meals. Put out the cheese and toppings and let them go!
Monday: Crock Pot Italian Beef
Chuck Roast is on sale at Meijer so I grabbed one to cook later in the crockpot. Just add a can of beef broth, some pepperoncini juice from a jar in the fridge and 2 packets of Italian dressing mix. DONE in 6 hours!
Tuesday: Breakfast for Supper – Egg Casserole
Using VERY stale crusty bread, you can turn it into a great hearty meal with items you probably have on hand!
4-5 cups cubed stale bread
10 eggs, scrambled
Salt & Pepper
2 T. Milk or Cream
1 lb. cooked sausage, bacon or ham
1 c. shredded cheese
Spray an 8×8 pan or deep casserole dish with nonstick oil. Mix eggs, milk & salt, pepper well. Add stale bread. Allow to sit 4 hours or overnight. Add cooked & cooled meat and cheese. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes until set and browned. Top with more cheese if desired.
Wednesday: Egg Roll Bowls
I have leftover grilled Chicken to use up. Grabbing a bag of store bought cole slaw makes this a fast an easy meal. It has been a long standing favorite in our house and is perfect for left over chicken or pork.
1 bag cole slaw mix (carrots, cabbage, red cabbage mix) or broccoli slaw
2 cloves garlic minced
2 T. sesame oil
2 T. Soy Sauce
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Cooked Pork or Chicken. For this version, I used left over grilled chicken. Just finely shred it up. Ground pork works great, too.
Add oil and garlic to a large frying pan. Cook over low until garlic become fragrant. Add the bag of cole slaw mix and soy sauce. Toss to coat. Put a lid on and allow to steam for about 5 minutes or until soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Add meat and heat through. Serve with rice if desired!
Thursday: BLT Sandwiches
Trying to clean out the freezer with our moving coming soon. WARNING, meals may become VERY creative as I dig through my stockpile. Thursday’s are tumbling night so I plan to cook the bacon ahead before leaving and just need to quickly re-warm and make the toast.
Friday: Burgers & Fries
Keeping it simple with a kid favorite. I use my air fryer to make my fries and I love that it keeps me from turning the oven on during the summer! I will probably serve it with carrots and celery with ranch.