Weekly Menu: April 18-22, 2011

So what’s going on this week? Probably not much until the end of the week. It’s the start of Spring Break and our youngest broke a fever with a headache this past Saturday so we’ve been nursing her lovingly all weekend. I took the opportunity of being at homme all weekend to re-arrange my kitchen tools on my island to make them work better for me while I’m in the kitchen cooking. All “like” kitchen tools are grouped together in their own tool turnabout. I have one tool turnabout for cooking and one for baking. My heavier knives like my Santokus are grouped together in a stoneware croc for better access. This works easily for me so that I’m not searching and wasting time looking for a particular cooking tool that I need. Organizing your kitchen to work for you not against you, is the best rule of thumb when it comes to cooking.

Working on this week’s menu was pretty simple. The kids are home with dad all week, breakfast and lunches are taken care of since the kitchen is stocked with breakfast and lunch meals; so my main focus this week is on meals for dinner. Every week, I try and post recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that work for my busy family and I hope you find some recipes that will help your busy family back to the table more often. Each recipe of course is always a work in progress. If there is not a link, it simply means that the recipe is being created for the first time with pictures and a link will be provided the same day I make it, or within that week of posting the weekly menu. You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. You can also browse through previous weekly menus by clicking HERE.

This week’s menu plan includes a couple of new dishes I’m trying as well as past recipes. I’m posting only a few dinner recipes and a dessert this week as I know most family’s have travel plans and other spring break plans as this Easter holiday approaches. We’ll be back to more of a “full” meal plan next week!

Recipes For The Week:

Lasagna Subs (new recipe)

Double Decker Turkey Burgers

Chili Cornbread Bake

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken(new recipe; using any leftover chicken for stir-fry)

Chicken Stir-Fry with Veggies

Rustic Fruit Tart  (have a huge can of peaches from Costco)

Triple Layer Fudge Brownies

And feel free to check out all the previous meal plans with printable meal planning tools for other options!

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About Noel

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family mealtimes back to the table and stay healthy.

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