Monday Meal Plan #6

Monday Meal Plan

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Weekend Recap

Our weekend was a nice blend of relaxing and productive. My daughter has dance class from 5-6pm on Fridays, and we’ve gotten into the habit of picking up take-out food on our way home. Last week was no different, and we went to one of my favorite local spots, Sushi Thai Garden. As is almost always the case, I had green curry with shrimp, and as always, I thoroughly enjoyed it. (Note to self: plan better for dinners at home on Fridays to save some cash.)

Saturday was our 11th wedding anniversary, but we postponed our celebratory dinner for a week, because I wasn’t able to get a babysitter in time. Instead, I slept in a bit, read for a little while in the morning, and took a nap. During the afternoon, we picked up some pumpkins for outdoor decorating, I made a quick grocery trip, and my daughter and I went for a early evening Target run. (Have you ever been to Target on a Saturday evening? It’s absolute bliss.)

Our pumpkin haul

Yesterday, I slept in a bit later, got the ragu (see below) going in the slow cooker, made Rice Krispie Treats, and took another nap, before heading to a friends’ house for lunch and football viewing. These friends are great and generous hosts, and we always love going to their house.

The Week Ahead

I typically work two days per week at my part-time job, but for the next few weeks, I’ll be working three days per week. I can hear the full-time working mothers groaning as they read this – and I don’t blame you – but this is going to take a little adjustment on my part. (I’m not a big fan of change.) I’ll be working Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday this week. In addition, my daughter has a Brownies meeting until 5:30 on Monday, a doctor’s appointment Wednesday afternoon, and dance class on Friday evening. Nothing too crazy, but a lot going on during the afternoons and evenings. With that in mind, here’s what’s on my dinner meal plan for this week:

(A word about this week’s plan: I’m terrible at estimating sizes and quantities. As a result, we usually end up with more leftovers from recipes than I anticipate. This happened several nights last week, and I ended up not making a couple of the dinners I intended to. So if some of the meals on this week’s plan seem very familiar, it’s because I didn’t get to make them last week, as planned.)


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.

16 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #6”

  1. Oh, I wish I had the strength to plan menus for the week. Tonight we will eat leftovers from the weekend and I haven’t a clue of any more meals after that…
    On a side note, congratulations on the wedding anniversary. Coincidently, we celebrated our 12th anniversary yesterday! (October 2nd).
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Hopefully you’ll inspire others (like me) to plan our menus a bit more seriously!

  2. The name of your blog always catches my eye and makes me smile (I’m from Rochester-area). Green curry is our favorite, too – if you want to save money, it is super-easy to make at home! We do all the time now 🙂

    I think your week sounds VERY busy – I give you a lot of credit for planning such delicious meals!

    Oh, and our anniversary was Friday! #27 for us!

    Have a good week & enjoy that yummy food!


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  3. Great choices. I am defintely coming back when I have more time to get into these choices. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST.

  4. They all look like great choices to me…and I always love Brinner!! The Peanut Noodles sound great too!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Hope to see you again this week!! Have a great week!! Pinned!

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