Monday Meal Plan #5

Monday Meal PlanHappy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Weekend Recap

This weekend, I let go of my sadness about the end of summer, and fully embraced fall. I wore fleece (it was chilly!), went on a hayride, took a long walk, put away my summer pajamas and sweaters, planted bulbs, and even allowed my husband and daughter put up some Halloween decorations. (It’s still a little early for jack-o-lanterns, if you ask me, but they really enjoy getting that stuff up early.) I also finished reading Columbine, and started reading I Know How She Does It. I learned a lot from the former, but it was not a light read. I’m not too far into the latter, yet, but I’m really enjoying it. And, because I’m a podcast junkie, I listened to several good ones. My favorite was the most recent episode of the My Wife Quite Her Job podcast, about local business, Death Wish Coffee. Because I prefer my coffee mild, I haven’t tried their products, but I loved hearing the story behind this success business.


The Week Ahead

This week looks to be a pretty normal, fall week for my family. I’ll be working on Tuesday and Thursday, and my daughter has a full week of school, plus dance on Friday, and gymnastics on Saturday, and my husband will be travelling to Buffalo for work one day. With that in mind, here’s what’s on my dinner meal plan for this week: (Curious why I meal plan? You can read why here.)

  • Monday: Crock pot Apple Bacon Pork Roast w/ couscous
  • Tuesday (work day): Leftovers
  • Wednesday: Taco salads (not sure if I’ll use ground beef or turkey yet)
  • Thursday (work day): Brinner! (Maybe pancakes, maybe eggs, sausage, and toast, but definitely “breakfast for dinner”!)
  • Friday (dance 5-6pm): Pasta w/ Sunday slow cooker beef ragu and salad
  • Saturday: Leftovers/fridge clean-out (If I can snag a babysitter, my husband and I will go out to celebrate our 11th anniversary.)
  • Sunday: Curried rice with shrimp (from Real Simple Easy, Delicious Meals) w/ roasted veggies

What’s for dinner at your house this week? How was your weekend?

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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.

16 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #5”

  1. I just made a pork roast yesterday in the crock pot and told my husband I really wished we had gone apple picking on Friday so I could have made an apple stuffed pork roast! I love this fall weather and am embracing the crock pot, squash, and apples!

  2. I absolutely LOVE breakfast for dinner! Ours is frequently have pancakes because who doesn’t love pancakes? 🙂

    This week I am hoping to lean a bit into fall even though it is 90 degrees in Florida still! Spaghetti squash and gnocchies are top of the list with a possibility of pumpkin soup if I can get my act together.

  3. I LOVED this post!!

    I felt like I really got to know you in just this post!

    We both work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 🙂

    I love the term “brinner”. I had never heard that before.

    Your meals sound wonderful! My daughter would be all about that pork roast meal. lol. 🙂

    It was such a treat to visit with you today! Thanks for sharing!

  4. It sounds as if you have a busy week. But really glad that you got to get out and enjoy the cooler weather just a bit. I don’t mind it when it gets a bit cooler, I do like to snuggle into sweatshirts and panchos. But I don’t like it cold. If it could stay like this for the winter I’d be a happy girl. But since it can’t we do a lot of food warming us up from the inside out. Made a soup this week with two types of sausage, chicken, 2 types of white beans, rice and cheese. It’s warm, filling and pretty darn tasty. I think that in the later part of the week I will make lasagna. There is a fantastic no boil, gluten-free lasagna noodle that I have been loving. The grocery store was out of it for a while, now they have it back and I need to stock up. Since my husband and I are usually the only two home for dinner we don’t mind having leftovers. Especially if it’s soup or lasagna. These entrees are always better the second or third day. And I’m thinking that your crock pot apple bacon pork roast is going to go on our fall and winter menu rotation. It sounds absolutely delicious.

  5. We are still waiting for fall weather here in Texas. Hoping it will cool off in a week or so. I made a Pork Loin in the crockpot tonight that was delicious. You apple bacon pork roast sounds good too! Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon

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