April 30 – May 6, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Pancake Poppers,  Fruit

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken30 minute Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

cupcakes


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, Veggies

Dinner:

PintosEasy Collard Greenshoe cakes

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Broiled Parmesan TilapiaSteamed AsparagusSteamed Red Potatoes

**(Fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Red & White PastaSaladCheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Soup, Grilled Cheese

Dinner:

Taco Ring, Salad

** (I will be making an extra taco ring or two as I have a special dance this night.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Sopapillas (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, sausage

Lunch:

Ham and Cheese sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Upside-Down Meatloaf , Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Cheddar Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs

March 12- 18, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

French Toast Roll Ups, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Parmesan Crusted Pork ChopsMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, French Fries, Salad

(This was a meal that wasn’t made last week so I just moved it to this week)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Eggplant Parmesan, Salad,  Garlic Toast

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Fish Sticks, Grandma’s Mac N Cheese, Oven Roasted Steak Fries, Hush puppies, Cole SlawEasy Tartar Sauce

(for hushpuppies you can use the recipe for Hoe Cakes and just drop the batter by spoonfuls into hot oil to cook)

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Taco Ring, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits, eggs, fruit

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Cookout w/family friends (I will try to post any new recipes after the cookout as everyone is sure to bring some delicious dishes.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Banana Pudding

January 8-14, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Pancake Poppers, applesauce

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, French Fries, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Crackers


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Chicken in a Biscuit, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Pintos, Hoe Cakes, greens

Snacks/Desserts:

Rice Pudding


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Bean Tostadas, rice, salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB&J, fruit

Dinner:

Taco Ring, salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, fresh veggies w/ranch

Dinner:

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken, 30 minute rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Saturday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, Eggs & Grits

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Tomato Gravy7up Biscuits, Scrambled Eggs

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Bites

Taco Ring

This is a great meal that works well for parties and get togethers as well. I need to start making two of these as it disappears really quickly around here.

There is a link to the original recipe below.

Taco Ring

Ingredients:

Taco Ring:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 T water
  • 2 – 8ct packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe black olives
  • sour cream
  • avocado, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cook ground meat in large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Remove pan from heat.Stir in taco seasoning mix, cheese and water.
Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles.
Arrange triangles in a circle on pizza pan or cookie sheet with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward outside. (There should be a 5 inch diameter opening in center.)
Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. (Filling will not be completely covered).
Bake at 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

If you want to do something fancy, scoop out a bell pepper and fill with salsa and put into center of ring.
Add your toppings to top of ring and finish with more shredded cheese and sour cream.