Monday Meal Plan #3

Monday Meal Plan

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Our weekend was fairly uneventful. My husband had to work in Utica on Saturday, so my daughter and I were on our own for most of the day. We met friends at a playground in the afternoon, before going out to dinner with my husband, when he got home. Yesterday was a lazy day at home for me, and my husband ran a few errands. My daughter and husband also started decorating the house with fall decor. I’m okay with leaf, pumpkin, acorn, and other autumn decorations at this point, but nothing Halloween before October.

The Week Ahead

This week is the first full week of school, plus we have a couple of evening activities on the calendar. On Wednesday evening, we have open house at my daughter’s school. It’s a chance to meet her teacher and get an overview of what to expect from second grade. Unfortunately, it starts at 6:30, which is an awkward time to plan around. Since it’ll be almost bedtime when we get home, we’ll eat dinner before we head over to the school. On Friday evening, my daughter has her first hip hop dance class, which run from 5:00 to 6:00. We’ll get home from that at almost 6:30, but at least it’s not a school-night.

We’re heading out-of-town on Saturday morning, to celebrate my nephew’s fourth birthday in the Boston-area. We’ll spend Saturday night at my sister’s house, and head home in the late morning on Sunday.

With that in mind, here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:


  • Thursday: Grilled salmon or swordfish, with grilled veggies
  • Friday: Leftovers/fridge clean-out
  • Saturday: Out-of-town!
  • Sunday: We’ll be arriving home from Boston late in the afternoon, so dinner will be some form of takeout.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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Author: My Upstate Life

Wife, mom, and lover of books, podcasts, and blogs. Not a fan of cooking, winter, and snakes.

14 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #3”

    1. Swordfish is delicious, and very easy to grill. I just rub it with olive oil, and give it some salt and pepper. Good stuff (if you like fish)!

  1. Finding the right time for that evening meal can be a challenge when we have activities going on. When in doubt, I usually opt for an earlier meal versus a later one so I won’t get grouchy. 🙂 Sounds like you have a busy week. Be blessed in it!

  2. We are such a busy bunch around here and meal planning is a weakness for me; therefore, we eat out way too much. Following a plan like this would be helpful. Thank you for sharing these great meal ideas.

  3. We live in a somewhat rural area in the Midwest and go grocery shopping every two weeks–so meal planning has become essential! Your meals look delicious. 🙂

    Visiting from Women with Intention

  4. Meal Planning is such a good idea. The week always runs smoother when I make it happen. (And we don’t end up eating grilled cheese more than once a week. 🙂 The braised Asian spareribs sound great. Thanks for sharing and good luck with your week!

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