Monday Meal Plan #42

Happy Labor Day Monday! I hope you’re enjoying a lovely, holiday weekend!

Weekend Recap

Summer seems to have abruptly ended in these parts. We didn’t have very many standard hot and humid summer days this year, but it was generally pretty warm. However, once the last few days of August rolled around, Mother Nature threw in the towel and started the clock on fall. I like fall, I really do, but it would’ve been nice to have temps in the 70’s and 80’s for a couple more weeks… As proof that fall got an early start, I wore a fleece jacket and SmartWool socks all weekend, and we even switched on the heat yesterday morning!

My father-in-law came up from New Jersey on Saturday. He and my husband had tickets for the Zac Brown Band concert in SPAC that night. My daughter and I went to see the movie, Leap, and hung out at home for the rest of the evening. She says it’s her new favorite movie.

Yesterday’s weather was cold – it never got out of the mid-50’s – with rain all day. After my father-in-law left, we took a family trip to one of my least favorite stores, Home Depot. We had our deck replaced last year, and now it’s time to weatherproof it. We chose a basically clear stain, plus deck cleaner, rollers, and a tray. Good times. We spent the rest of the day at home, in our pajamas.

After dinner, my husband and daughter watched a Star Wars movie, and I put together my work schedule for most of the upcoming academic year. This will be my seventh year at my current job, and I’m also going to be working part-time at another college for a few months. It took me a good hour to coordinate my work days at the two colleges, with my daughter’s school calendar. Why must there be so many half days and random days off in the fall??

Because things will be more hectic than usual for a couple of months, I’m going to focus on making some freezer meals over the next few weeks. I’ll probably just make double batches of some dinners, and freeze the second batches for the future.

The Week Ahead

School starts on Wednesday this week, and my daughter will be a third-grader (sniff, sniff)! On Saturday, we’re going to Sharon Springs for their Harvest Festival, and to tour the Beekman Farm. (You can read about my love for all things Beekman here.) And on Sunday, my daughter and I will be doing a shift at her Brownie troop’s table at the town garage sale. Other than that, it should be a quiet week.

This Week’s Meal Plan

I’m still slogging ahead with Weight Watchers. I’m more than a third of the way toward my goal, and I can’t wait to eat normal food again! Here’s what’s for dinner at my house this week:

  • Monday: Grilled fish and veggies from the garden
  • Tuesday: Turkey and spinach veggie lasagna w/ green salad (I’ll make two trays of the lasagna and freeze one.)
  • Wednesday: Taco salads (beef for them, black beans for me)
  • Thursday: Roasted pork tenderloin w/ frozen peas
  • Friday: Leftover buffet!
  • Saturday: We’ll probably grab something on our way home from Sharon Springs
  • Sunday: Quinoa stuffed bell peppers

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.

10 thoughts on “Monday Meal Plan #42”

  1. Just wanted to comment about WW. I’ve been Lifetime since 1986. Keep going to meetings, and learn to incorporate what you’ve learned. Otherwise, it’s easy to go back to where you began.

  2. Everything sounds wonderful. I’ve just started adding quinoa to our meals, so I’ll be trying those peppers. Thank you for joining The Really Crafty Link Party this week!

  3. I have never been organised enough to menu plan ahead of time. I mean to try but it has just never happened. I have a few friends who swear by it so I really must try.
    I do cook extras for the freezer on occasion – you have given me a push to give this a proper try. Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

  4. I just found your blog and am curious about where you live in Upstate NY. I ask because I am up in Massena, as far UP as you can get before Canada. Just curious. I also do WW’s and have been lifetime at goal for seven years. I attained lifetime years ago, maintained for a year and a half and quit going to meetings. Gained most of it back. Now, I know to never quit meetings. anyhow, it was fun to find a blog from another Upstate girl.

    1. Hi Michele! Massena – now THAT’s upstate New York!! I’m in Saratoga, in “the Capital Region”.

      I’m just doing WW online. It really does work – I’ve lost nine pounds in 3.5 weeks – but I’m feeling kind of miserable on it. 🙂

  5. I know what you mean about summer! Here in the UK we had a slight glimpse of summer but it has most definitely gone now, the jumpers and boots are out the cupboard. The turkey and veggie lasagne sounds amazing! I must try that one week. Thank you for joining in with #MealPlanningMonday the new blog hop will be live at 00:30 GMT (about 20:30 your time, I think!) and I hope you can join us again! x

  6. Sounds like a delicious week at your house – especially that turkey and spinach lasagna! Yum! Thank you so much for sharing this post with us at the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to see you again this week!

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