Weekly Meal Plan December 16-22,2012

Happy Sunday my friends! It’s the last week of school before Winter break and the counting down to Christmas has begun. I’ve spent most of the weekend washing and packing our suitcases for our trip. For the most part, we are packed and ready to go. Now that I have that out of the way, we can focus some of our extra time on wrapping presents for under the tree.

I still have one week of meal prepping ahead of me for our family vacation but I decided to get a head start and store some grab and go meals in the freezer to take with us.

Yesterday, I had a pork roast in one crock pot and pinto beans in the other. This morning, I made two bags of pork and bean burritos, one bag of bean and cheese burritos and another bag of breakfast burritos with shredded pork.  Burritos are a great grab and go meal and believe me, with all the fun and excitement going on this time of year at Disneyland, we’re going to be on the go a lot!

Here’s our plan for the week.

My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:

Breakfast options: 

(served with fruit)

French toast casserole
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Scrambled, Fried, or Hard-Boiled Eggs
Breakfast Burritos
English Muffins
Homemade Bread
Breakfast Cookies
Mini Apple Pies or Turnovers

Lunch options:

Sandwiches or Wraps (Tuna salad, egg saladchicken salad, turkey salad, leftover meats, grilled cheese, blt, pb&j)
Leftovers from dinner
Baked Potato
Homemade Pizza Pockets

Suppers Your Family Will Love

Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? It’s time for another weekly menu.  I enjoy menu planning because of  the simplicity it provides for my life. It enables me to decrease my grocery shopping excursions to twice a month and it allows me to  have more free time to focus on my family and home. For ideas in the weekly meal plan, we’ll be focusing on a variety of family meals. You’ll find the recipes on the weekly meal plan also available on my Recipe Index page with a grocery list included.

Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week, given time to cook and photograph :) )

Note: an asterisk* means it’s from the freezer

Sunday:  Sunday Supper~Lemon Chicken Piccata served over rice, green beans on the side

Monday: Budget Twice Baked Potatoes; making extra for freezer and I’ll use leftover pulled pork I made in the crock pot on Saturday as a topping.

Tuesday:  Breakfast for Dinner~Overnight French Toast Casserole, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday: Tex Mex Rice (using leftover shredded pork), Cornbread

Thursday: Garlic Chicken and Broccoli, green salad, dinner rolls

Friday: Family Favorites Night ~Crock Pot Pizza Potatoes

Saturday: Spinach Cheesy Pasta Casserole

For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Linking to… Menu Plan Monday


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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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