Weekly Meal Planning May 13-19, 2012

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.

My Weekly Meal Plan

You probably noticed that I didn’t post my weekly meal plan on Sunday like I usually do, but it was all in hopes that my readers would take the day off from the computer and your weekly meal planning for the day to enjoy being with your family. I hope you had a great day yesterday!

It was a beautiful weekend here in the sierra foothills. My youngest daughter and I had a chance to plant our Mother’s Day rose bushes in the front yard, we added some more of  garden beds for more vegetable planting, made delicious Strawberry Freezer Jam, helped our son finish his state project and spent a wonderful Mother’s Day at the Berry Fest. So it was quite a full weekend.

Look at how huge these strawberries are:


This week, I’m focusing on Faster-Than-Ever Meals and Easy Make-Ahead Recipes. Take a look at this week’s menu, I’m sure you’ll find some great ideas for your family.

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

Breakfasts  Will continue this week to include our Healthy Eating and Living for Families meals. Getting off to a good start with high-quality, low-fat breakfasts. If you’re in a time crunch and you’re morning is a rush, plan your breakfast the night before. These recipe ideas will be posted throughout the week: Breakfast In A Pita,  Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Apple, Whole-grain toast or a bagel with strawberry jam and a piece of fresh fruit, maybe some Whole-Wheat Buttermilk biscuits with nonfat yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese, or skim milk with fresh fruit.

Lunches are usually a bit more flexible, but this week we’ll start off with a Brie Salad with Breadsticks and Fresh Strawberries, Ham Salad and Fruit Sandwiches and Turkey Sandwiches.

In addition to our weekly menu, we have a baking day on a weekly basis. Every Sunday afternoon, we will rotate through restocking some nutritious snacks and baked goods, such as granola, protein bars, granola bars, muffins, and/or biscuits  for various meals.

Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week)

Sunday: BBQ Hamburgers, Quick Potato Salad, Corn on the Cob

Monday: Quick Ham, Basil and Tomato Quiche

Tuesday: Chicken Strips and Vegetables, Rolls, Apple (The perfect 15-minute Dinner)

Wednesday: Tex-Mex Skillet

Thursday: Beef  Salad Stir-Fry

Friday: Pizza Casserole

Saturday: The kids are camping out in the backyard Saturday, so we’ll be doing Taco Dogs, chips, and a batch of my Peanut Butter Smores

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Weekly Meal Plan and Shopping List

What’s cooking at your house this week?


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