Monday Meal Plan #30

Happy Monday! I hope you had a fantastic weekend, and a lovely Easter, if you celebrate.

The Weekend Recap

Our family’s weekend basically started on Friday, since my daughter was off from school, and my husband’s office closed early. My daughter took a spring cupcake decorating class that afternoon, then we met my husband at the mechanic to drop off my car for some work (oil change, replace snow tires with all-seasons, inspection, and check why the A/C isn’t blowing cold air). We picked up Indian food for dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant, on the way home.

On Saturday, my daughter had gymnastics in the morning, followed by an egg hunt, and then a cookie decorating class (at the same place as the cupcake class). Afterwards, we returned to the mechanic to pick up my car. The good news: it passed inspection,the oil change was completed, and they think they know what’s wrong with the A/C. The bad news: the edges of the all-season tires were so worn they wouldn’t pass inspection, and the A/C fix can’t be completed for a least a week. The new summer tires will go on then, too.

We went out to brunch on Sunday, checked out some Easter festivities, then chilled out at home. I went for a nice, long walk, while my husband did some yard work. Rain (briefly) moved in late in the afternoon, so we watched the movie Sing, which the Easter Bunny brought our daughter.

The weather was great all weekend, and it was so wonderful to be outside again – walking, relaxing, and gardening. I LOVE this time of year!!

The Week Ahead

It’s school spring break week here, so my daughter and I are both home all week. We have a few things planned, including a playdate, pedicures, a program at the library, a cooking class with her Brownie troop, and an afternoon at the office with my husband (for her). I’ll add a playground trip or two, when we have some extra time to fill.

In keeping with one of my goals for 2017 – find a way to hate meal planning and cooking less – I’m trying a local meal delivery service** this week. We’ll be getting an entrée that should be enough for two dinners for my husband and me, plus a couple of salads and a soup. I’m very excited about this!!

This Week’s Meal Plan

  • Monday: “Chicken” tagine, (I requested the vegetarian version, since I strongly dislike poultry), and kale Cesar salad from Nine Miles East**
  • Tuesday: Leftovers
  • Wednesday: Spicy peanut noodles from Simple Vegetarian Pleasures (This didn’t happen last week.)
  • Thursday (evening swim lesson): Leftovers
  • Friday: Sheet pan steak and veggies
  • Saturday: Leftovers
  • Sunday: Grilled fish with roasted asparagus (Pending the grill getting cleaned in time…)

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

**The lovely people at Nine Miles East meal delivery service are offering My Upstate Life readers $10 off their first delivery (new customers in the Albany and metro Boston areas, only)! Just contact Adam (, and tell him Amy from My Upstate Life sent you!**

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Author: My Upstate Life

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11 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #30”

  1. I made Swiss steak in the crock pot today. Added some buttery, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli and cauliflower. Leftovers tomorrow. Need to make a new meal plan for next week, since I usually do my grocery shopping on Friday mornings. 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Literacy Musing Mondays.

  2. No idea what’s happening on Thursday. Friday is pizza night, though. And we’ll be in Myrtle Beach for a tournament – hope to find that mom-and-pop joint we ordered from on our last trip!

    Glad to have found you through the LMMLinkup!

  3. Tonight we’re having BLT sandwiches with salad and pasta salad. Last night we had baked ziti with salad. Tomorrow I’m thinking leftovers even though homemade pizzas were on the menu. Then Sunday we’re having grilled chicken and steak with green bean casserole and egg noodles as requested by my oldest son for his birthday party with the whole family. Some weeks I love to meal plan and cook but others (like this week) I’ve been pulling dinner out of a hat at the last minute trying to find something most of the kids will eat.

  4. Sounds like a great plan. Off to check the peanut noodles, I’m curious about them. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week, and have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Your meal plan for the week looks awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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