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Menu Plan Monday April 17th

 

Happy Monday! You know what Monday brings, right? Menu planning!

I realized after the fact that last Sun was Easter, and we had planes with family, so I kept the Sun menu choice the same for this week.

Monday (today) is my Hubs birthday and I am unsure of what he wants for dinner, because he won’t make a decision. But whatever he picks, the kids will be having chicken with mac & cheese.

Last week I used two of my freezer meals that I discussed in last week’s post and it worked out great!  I had prepared five dinners from  Once A Month Meals that made enough for two dinners each. That’s 10 dinners I don’t have to think, or prepare. Both baseball nights was super easy dinners. The boys were in the bath while I finished up dinner. One night I even put the dinner in the oven before we left, so I only had to boil some noodles when we got home!

 

What is on your menu board this week?

 

Menu Plan 04/17-04/23

 

 

Brown Sugar Pork Cheesy Garlic Noodles Ckn Bacon Ranch Pasta Beef Bourguignon Mashed Potato Cakes Chkn Cordon Blu Soup Image Map

/// Mon: Chicken with Mac & Cheese /// Tue: OAMM~ Aloha Pork Chops with rice /// Wed: Dinner Out /// Thr: OAMM~ BBQ Sub Sandwich /// Fri & Sat: CLOSED /// Sun: Parmesan Honey Pork Roast ///

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.

 

Need something to help plan your meals?  I use the Plan to Eat online meal planner.  Try it free for 30 days

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Find more recipes at I’m an Organizing Junkie

 


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Menu Plan Monday April 10th

 

Happy Monday! You know what Monday brings, right? Menu planning!

So I realized this week that I haven’t posted a menu in over a year….that’s right, I am the worst. I can’t even promise that I have been planning all this time. Let me tell you I felt it when I didn’t though. I seriously can’t say it enough times, menu planning saves my sanity.

Starting this week we have both boys in baseball, and both of us working full-time. The Hubs also started a new job less than two weeks ago, so he is working tons. Time at home is becoming scarce.  On a typical day Hubs gets home with the boys at 5:30ish, starts homework. I get home 6ish, starts dinner, try to start eating 6:45-7:00.  And fingers crossed boys are fed, clean, read to, teeth brushed, in bed by 8:30.

It’s the dinner that kills me every time. Even when I have it planned, it still takes so much work, and now throw two baseball practices in two different places in the mix….we would be lucky to get in bed by 9:30, and I know we would eat a lot of pizza.

So I decided to try something new. And in comes Once A Month Meals to my rescue!  I have been to the site before, and have some of their old menu plans but never used them. Their new site is amazing! Here is the low down: they plan out freezer meals for you to prepare on one day and freeze to use when needed. There is way more to the site, and I will go into that in another post, but for now go and take a preview yourself.

I spent yesterday preparing 5 different recipes that made enough for two dinners each. That’s 10 dinners I don’t have to think, or prepare. Perfect for baseball (and soccer, or any sport) season, and easy enough for The Hubs to pull out of the freezer and finish cooking! I still plan these meals in during the week, so I don’t plan something similar the day before. No one wants chicken pasta two nights in a row.

 

What is on your menu board this week?

 

Menu Plan 04/10-04/16

 

 

Brown Sugar Pork Cheesy Garlic Noodles Ckn Bacon Ranch Pasta Beef Bourguignon Mashed Potato Cakes Chkn Cordon Blu Soup Image Map

/// Mon: Cheese-steak Stromboli with no-yeast pizza dough /// Tue: OAMM~ Porkchops in Garlic Lime Sauce /// Wed: Cowboy Casserole /// Thr: OAMM~ Swiss Cheese Chicken /// Fri & Sat: CLOSED /// Sun: Parmesan Honey Pork Roast ///

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.

 

Need something to help plan your meals?  I use the Plan to Eat online meal planner.  Try it free for 30 days

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Find more recipes at I’m an Organizing Junkie

 


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Menu Plan Monday Jan 25th

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Happy Monday!

Did you realize this is the last week of January? I realized that I hadn’t started Ian’s birthday party stuff and his birthday is in March. Typically by this time I would be half way through cutting his invites by now!

Don’t worry, I spent most of yesterday designing them and I am really happy with how they turned out.  Of course that leaves the rest of the party….

I gotta say with my new job I am getting home later than before, but I do like it a lot more. So I get home, start dinner, fight with the kids to eat, do the bedtime routine and they are off to bed. whew! I get maybe two hours with them from when I get home until bedtime and it is nonstop for me. I don’t know what life will be like when baseball starts!

 

What is on your menu board this week?

 

Menu Plan 01/25-01/31

 

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Brown Sugar Pork Cheesy Garlic Noodles Ckn Bacon Ranch Pasta Beef Bourguignon Mashed Potato Cakes Chkn Cordon Blu Soup Image Map

/// Mon: Baked Panko Chicken with Pesto Risotto /// Tue: Weeknight Bolognese /// Wed: Sage Pork Chops with Oven Roasted Garlic Potatoes /// Thr: Parmesan Chicken Bites with Cacio e Pepe /// Fri & Sat: CLOSED /// Sun: Open Faced Hamburgers ///

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.

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Need something to help plan your meals?  I use the Plan to Eat online meal planner.  Try it free for 30 days

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Find more recipes at I’m an Organizing Junkie

 


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Menu Plan Monday Jan 11th 2016

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Wow, 2016. And the middle of January.  Where have I been? Super, crazy, uber, non-stop busy and dealing with sick kids that never quite seem to get better and myself starting a new job.

Holidays have come and gone without me having a chance to post anything about them. I have a ton more things going on and so much in the works.

This is my first menu plan posting of the year, but I had all of January planned out already. But I am not ready for it to be the middle of January already.

I really hope to get a bunch of things up this year and ironed out. It is going to be a great year!

What is on your menu board this week?

 

Menu Plan 01/11-01/17

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Brown Sugar Pork Cheesy Garlic Noodles Ckn Bacon Ranch Pasta Beef Bourguignon Mashed Potato Cakes Chkn Cordon Blu Soup Image Map

/// Mon: Spicy Tuscan Style Sausage Ragu /// Tue: Pizza /// Wed: Parmesan Honey Pork Loin Roast with Brown Rice Pilaf /// Thr: Szechuan Chicken & Rice /// Fri & Sat: CLOSED /// Sun: Spaghetti Pie  ///

 

Happy Cooking

Dawn Marie

 

This year my running club and I will be participating in the Hood to Coast Relay Race as a fundraising team. We will be raising money for Providence Cancer Center to help #FINISHCANCER. Click on the picture below (or here) to donate today.

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Need something to help plan your meals?  I use the Plan to Eat online meal planner.  Try it free for 30 days

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Find more recipes at I’m an Organizing Junkie