Weekly Meal Plan:August 7-13,2011

 Last week, my weekly meal plan worked well. We stuck to what was on the meal plan and avoided any unnecessary trips to the grocery store and spending extra money. We have a huge box of plums, that was given to us that I need to figure out what to do with. We put a little dent in the box by giving some to the neighbors, but I’m still left with an abundance of plums. Maybe some canning? 

It’s officially the last week of summer vacation for us. It’s going to be a week of getting last minute school shopping done, planning for the school year and some last minute summer fun. The Nevada County Fair starts in the middle of the week. Both our younger kids received scholar students tickets for doing so well in school last year, so last week, I pre-purchased fair tickets for the two older kids, the hubby and myself  so we could all go on opening day. It saves us a little bit of money by pre-purchasing the tickets. Later in the week, we’ll be heading to Reno for Hot August Nights and celebrating my oldest son’s 19th birthday. What a responsible young man he has become.

This week, I’ll be a little more easy going with our meal plan. I’ll have more flexibility with time to prep and cook over the course of the next two weeks, as our office is closing down for vacation. 

With more time in my schedule, I can take advantage of planning more meals for the rest of the month and create more Freezer Lunches to Go before school starts. By now, you must think I’m completely obsessed with cooking and meal planning. Maybe I am just a little. But the rewards are well worth it to me.

SomeMost of this week’s meal plan is simply a re-do of some previous meals:

Breakfasts: (will add applesauce, fresh fruit, milk and juice)

Granola and Yogurt
Classic Oatmeal with toppings

Lunches: (will add fresh fruit, cheese sticks or fresh veggies)

Corn Dog Muffins
Turkey and Cheese Biscuits
Snacky Lunch (usually consists of cheese, crackers, veggies with dip and lunch meats

Dinner: (served with dinner rolls, salad, steamed veggies, fresh baked loaf bread)

Chicken Pot Pie
Mega Taco Salad
Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
Homemade Pizza

I’ll also be adding some Freezer Cooking Meals to the freezer which I’ll discuss later in the week.

Until then, What’s on YOUR Menu?



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