Monday Meal Plan #26

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Weekend Recap

Saturday morning, we all went to my daughter’s gymnastics class at the Y. Immediately after it ended, we got on the road to visit our good friends who live a couple of hours away from us. All four of us were in grad school in NYC at the same time during the late 1990s (gulp), and we’ve been friends ever since then. (Technically, the two husbands have been friends since they met in middle school in the 1980s…) We had lunch and dinner at their house, and spent hours talking about politics, parenting, money, and lots of other light topics, then drove home after dark. (A huge thanks to my husband who stayed awake behind the wheel, while my daughter and I dozed for much of the ride!)

Sunday was a lazy day at home for me. I read the paper, did some random chores and paperwork, played Connect Four with my daughter, and quite possibly set a new personal low for fewest steps ever recorded in a day by my FitBit.

The Week Ahead

It’s spring break week at the college where I work, so I’m off again this week. We don’t have any major commitments this week, other than a swim test for upcoming lessons for my daughter on Thursday evening, and picking my husband up at the mechanic, after he drops his car off for service on Friday evening. It’s a decent drive, so we’ll probably stop for dinner somewhere on the way home. On Saturday, I’ll be accompanying my daughter while she sells Girl Scout cookies at a local Stewart’s shop during the afternoon.

This Week’s Meal Plan

I didn’t like any of the Blue Apron options this week, so I’m on my own for meal planning and grocery shopping. Luckily, I found this cookbook I’d forgotten about, and I’m trying a few recipes.

Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:

  • Monday: Lasagna with broccoli and three cheeses (from Real Simple Dinner Tonight: Done!)
  • Tuesday: Leftovers
  • Wednesday: Quiche (from the freezer) with frozen veggies
  • Thursday: Leftovers
  • Friday: Dinner out on the way home from the mechanic
  • Saturday: Quinoa with mushrooms, kale, and sweet potatoes (from Real Simple Dinner Tonight: Done!)
  • Sunday: Salmon with rice and garlic spinach

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.

19 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #26”

  1. My husband and I just finished a cleanse (similar to Whole30) and one of our favourite meals has been roasted sweet potato wedges with Italian-seasoned turkey burgers (no bun, topped with mustard and chopped onions). I’m totally loving sweet potatoes and finding new ways to use them! Great meal ideas! From #MMBH

  2. I still have never gotten the hang of meal planning. I could blame it on the fact my husband isn’t home 4 nights a week, but truth is I am lazy. ha ha!

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays.

  3. Well done, great plan. You’ve inspired me to make a quiche, I haven’t made one in quite a long time. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party, and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. The lasagna looks so good and you can never go wrong with quiche! I’ll be posting a new dish we had this past week on this coming week’s Royally Waiting. I hope you’ll check it out.

  5. For my entire marriage of almost 20 years, I’ve made meal plans. 🙂 Now that my kids are a bit older, I plan in a little bit of flexibility in the area of food, but for the most part, I still plan most of our meals. Tomorrow, I’m making manicotti for our small group, and after that it’s Crusty Parmesan Chicken, green beans, roasted Brussels sprouts, and homemade biscuits.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays!

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