weekly meal planning

Monthly Meal Plan (September)

September 2, 2014
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September is here and summer is over. A few things will change when it comes to meals.  We probably won’t grill every Thursday because that pushes dinners back because we have to wait for my husband to come home.  Eventually when it cools down we’ll start soup/stew night again on Thursday.  Little D has late […]

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Monthly Meal Plan (March)

March 4, 2014
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Now that March is here it’s time to make rough plans for the meals for the month.  I did that last month and it went pretty well.  I didn’t make all the meals I planned (about 60%) but it helped to have something I could react to instead of coming up with a whole week’s […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday April 15th

April 15, 2013
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It was good to get back into the routine last week after spring break. This is the final week before the launch of Fearless Feeding. Don’t miss the Chobani — 3 months of free yogurt giveaway — and the big one this Friday. We’re starting off the week with a new twist on Shrimp tacos, […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday February 4th

February 4, 2013
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I’ve been getting organized in my kitchen, including gathering and printing all my recipes in one notebook.  I can see that I’m low in stir fry meals.  So on Thursday, instead of following a recipe, I’m going to experiment with this stir fry tutorial on All Recipes (all the great cooks tell me that you […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday December 10th

December 10, 2012
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The holidays are in full force. We finally got our tree up, our cards are being printed and we went to our first (no kid) party. This week I’m trying a new twist on Macaroni and Cheese from the book Cooking Light sent me (The New Way to Cook Light) that I’ll post if it […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday July 23rd

July 23, 2012
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I’m going to get straight to this week’s meal plan because I have a lot to say below. We grilled Sunday so will be having leftovers today. That’s a good excuse to go out and play longer before dinner. I love easy dinner nights! For more meal planning inspiration see Org Junkie. What’s Cooking This […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday January 30th

January 30, 2012
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We’ve been dealing with the stomach flu around here. Just when I started bragging about the only one not getting sick — I got sick. I finally had that day of doing nothing I’ve been dreaming about. I slept most of the day and my husband took care of the kids. And guess what? They […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday October 31st

October 31, 2011
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The week is off to a strange (but fun) start with Halloween. I decided to put some pork in the slow cooker for some quick tacos before heading out to trick or treat. This is my husband’s favorite. As keeper of the food and meals, I try to give everyone at least one of their […]

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8 Secrets to Stress-Free Family Dinners

September 2, 2011
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To keep in line with Real Simple’s Take Back Dinnertime Challenge (Week 2 — Get Organized), I wanted to dig deeper into the organization-side of meals. Why? Because it haunts me. Every. Single. Day. While I always plan weekly dinners for my family, I’m often plagued by a crowded kitchen, stressful preparation and many calls […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday November 29th

November 29, 2010
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Weekly Meal Planning is back! My kitchen is still not complete but at least we now have counter-tops, a sink, burner, toaster and microwave. I’ll be sure to post some pictures when it’s all done. Life is good. I’ll be relying on the slow cooker and burner for most of the meals this week. I’ll be […]

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