Monday Meal Plan #8

Monday Meal Plan

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Our weekend started when I took my daughter to a Brownie bonfire on Friday night. I was a Brownie for a year when I was a girl, and it wasn’t for me. But this is my daughter’s second year as a Girl Scout, and she’s really enjoying it. There are a couple of after-school meetings each month, many great activities and events, and lots of time with her good friends. As a parent, I really appreciate the positive values of team-building, self-confidence, and leadership that the Girl Scouts teach.

I was thrilled to have a pretty relaxed day at home on Saturday. I spent some time reading The Bucolic Plague, planted the last of the spring-blooming bulbs, made pumpkin bread, and did some laundry and cleaning. Yesterday, my in-laws came for a visit (from New Jersey), and they took us out to lunch at a yummy restaurant in Saratoga Springs, Scallions. We then checked out the fall festival at West Mountain. I got to chat with my in-laws, while my husband and daughter went on a haunted hayride.

The Week Ahead

My daughter has the first of four, fall early dismissal days today. School is dismissed at 11:40, and the teachers spend the rest of the day holding parent-teacher conferences. I’ll be hitting the grocery store in the morning, then taking my daughter to her doctor’s office to get her flu shot after she gets home.

This week, I’m working Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and home again on Friday. I’ll be using that day to bake a cake or cupcakes for my daughter’s family birthday party at my parents’ house, (about 2.5 hours away), on Saturday. We’ll get to see a number of my family members, including my sister and one of my nephews, who are coming in from the Boston-area. We’re spending the night there, which means I won’t be cooking that night – woo hoo! On Sunday afternoon, we’ll drive home, so I planned a quick and easy dinner for that night. With all that in mind, here’s what’s on my dinner meal plan this week:

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.

12 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #8”

  1. Sounds good! Leftovers day is so important, right? I know sometimes when I meal plan, I always have so many leftovers. The Sausage Lentil kale soup sounds yummy! Have a great “week-end” and Weekend!

  2. What a great menu! I’m just starting to do the whole weekly meal planning thing. Thanks for sharing yours! I’m always looking for new recipes.

    Stopping by via the coffee and conversation link party! 🙂

  3. Now that it’s just my husband and I for most meals I’m pretty sad. LOL I make a big batch of something and we end up eating it for half the week, then something else for the rest of the week. Maybe eggs thrown in here or there. This week we’ve had a big batch of potato soup, twice with grilled cheese, once a salad and another night BLTs. Only one more night then I’ll whip up something else. Maybe your sausage and Kale soup. Looks delish!

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