Monday, July 27, 2020

Menu Plan Monday ~ July 20 through July 26, 2020

Here is my loosely held meal plan for last week with side dishes determined later. These plans are always held loosely and can change as needed. 

1. Meatloaf
2. Chicken Pot Pie
3. Cheese Enchiladas
4. Sticky Pineapple Chicken
5. Chow Mein & Egg Rolls
6. Hamburgers with Cheese
7. Loaded Baked Potatoes

And this is what we ended up eating last week:

Monday: Chicken Sandwiches, tater tots, and steamed broccoli. I also served celery sticks and cucumbers with ranch on the side. 

Tuesday: I had all the makings for Chicken Pot Pie on this day. I used a lot of vegetables including onions, peas, carrots, corn, and green beans. I also used up a can of Broccoli and Cheese soup inside of it, which made it extra good. 

Wednesday: I took my last package of chicken out of the freezer and tried a new recipe for Pineapple Sticky Chicken. This recipe called for Hoisin sauce, which we bought at Kroger on our last grocery haul. I served this over brown rice and made some steamed baby carrots to serve along side. 

Thursday: This day I took a bowl of Taco Style Lentils & Rice from the freezer. Taking a flour tortilla, I placed some of the filling on there along with taco sauce, cheese, sour cream, and tomatoes.The burritos were served with corn and a side salad.  

Friday: This day I wanted to try and duplicate Chic-fil-A's chicken sandwich at home. There are plenty of copycat recipes online, so that is what I did.

First, I soaked the chicken breast in pickle brine and then double dipped them in batter and then a flour mixture.  They turned out pretty good, so now when I have pickle brine, I will use it for this recipe. 

Saturday: My daughter surprised me today and made dinner. She made a great pasta salad, peas & carrots, and cantaloupe. It was so good to not have to cook and very refreshing. 

Sunday: This day I took a package of ground beef from the freezer and made Tacos. They were served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and cheese. We also had cantaloupe on the side. 

Here is what I'm planning for this week, sides to be determined later:

1. Vegetable Night ~ Red Beans & Rice
2. Beef Night ~ Smoked Sausage
3. Vegetable Night ~ Bean Soup
4. Chicken Night ~ Chicken Croquettes
5. Vegetable Night ~ Baked Potato Night
6. Beef Night ~ Tacos
7. Vegetable Night ~ Beans & Greens

As always these plans are held loosely. They could change based on my energy level that day or any other circumstance. But it is nice to have some type of plan for the week. 

What is on your menu for the week?

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  1. I need to plan and I have in the past. Then I get distracted lol. YOur menu looks great. I like how you stager your vegetable nights through out the week. My hubs HAS to have meat at every meal. He's type O blood and a little internet research told us that this blood type had to have a diet with a heavy concentration of meat. I am the opposite, I would be happy with vegetables most nights.

    1. Thank you, Lisa.

      Meat every night was how we did it when I was growing up and when I was married. I don't need it everyday though and am perfectly fine without it. My favorite meal is a simple baked potato and I'm satisfied. My daughter, on the other hand, says she would be fine without ever eating another baked potato or spaghetti. LOL

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  2. Lots of fresh produce will be cooked or eaten raw this week. If i have any cooked, frozen chicken, we will have that. If not, chicken in oven.

    1. Sounds delicious, and you'll be getting in all those nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.

  3. When meals are planned for just THeHub and me we have several veggie nights a week. With Son3 and DIL3 here things are a little different, but I think a baked potato night would work really well for both of them!

    1. Oh yes, and they can be fun too with a toppings bar with all kinds of items like sour cream, cheese, chives, chili, etc.

  4. I wish I had my act together as you do. Meal planning is usually done the morning of....just in time to take the meat out of the freezer :)
    I will do better !

    1. I do that some days to, Jo. You can do it, I'll be your cheerleader. LOL


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