Happy Sunday, friends! Since I announced I was going to start sharing my weekly meal plans here, it turns out that I’ve been doing a decent job of making the plans, but failing at actually sharing them! Whoops.
So please bear with me as I try to get back into more of a routine with blogging 🙂
Although I really want to start making some hearty fall meals and to start spending a bit more time in the kitchen as we get further into September, the weather is just not cooperating with my plans! We live in Chicago and are having some abnormally super hot weather with high 80s/low 90s this week, so I’m trying to not use our oven a crazy amount just to keep our house cooler. Lots of slow cooker action and grilling going on over here this week!
Also keep in mind that I’m by no means a food blogger, a recipe creator, or even someone who eats super healthy all the time. Just a Mom trying to feed her family something decently nutritious and enjoyable to eat for dinner. So just keep that in mind if you see weird combinations of things on here or random sides of steamed veggies, haha!
I’m sure some of these meals might end up being made on a different night than we planned based on what we’re in the mood to eat, but this is my loose meal plan for our dinners this week….
Our meal plan for this week:
Sunday – Burgers, corn on the cob, fruit salad, roasted sweet potatoes
Monday – Grilled hawaiian barbecue chicken foil packets
Planning on trying out this recipe for the first time, hoping they turn out good!
Tuesday – Crockpot stuffed bell peppers
Another new recipe for the week – using this one.
This day is extra crazy so we definitely needed a slow cooker meal on the menu to avoid getting fast food. Little Miss has preschool in the morning and basketball late afternoon, Little Man has his 1-year-old well visit (cue me sobbing because I don’t have a baby in the house anymore!), and then I also have a work-related meeting this day.
Wednesday – Freezer chicken parmesan + mostaccioli and a veggie side
We celebrated our little guy’s 1st birthday with our families last weekend and had leftovers from that dinner that we ended up freezing, so I’ll just pull these out of the freezer and put into the fridge on Wednesday night and then reheat in oven. And probably pull a random veggie like peas or something out of the freezer to round out the meal a bit more.
Thursday – Chili, cornbread muffins, and steamed broccoli
We like this chili recipe, but I omit the jalapeno peppers and add red pepper instead so it’s not too spicy for the kids.
Friday – Take out. It’s our 5th wedding anniversary so probably something more “fancy” 🙂
I’m also planning on trying out this margarita recipe for fun drinks for the hubby and I to enjoy together after the kids are in bed!
Saturday – Date night to actually celebrate our anniversary
My husband is surprising me and made the reservations for our special anniversary date night, so I’m super excited! It’s hard to believe we’ve been married for 5 years and together for 11……time truly flies!
Now it’s your turn – what are you planning on making for dinners this week?
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