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Menu Plan Monday – Apr 4/16

Vintage-Daffodil-Picture-GraphicsFairy-543x1024Despite my natural tendency to want to “figure it out later”, I’m back at it with another menu plan for the first week after spring break.  We have an unusual number of after-school happenings this week, so I’m keeping it manageable.

Monday – Tacos… meat is already made in the refrigerator, zucchini

Tuesday – Black bean soup and cheddar rolls.  Go here for my easy recipe.

Wednesday – Chicken Rosemary Ravioli

Thursday – Dinner out/Take out

Friday –Happy Hour Meal!  This is my new take-away idea from our mini-vacation.  Our hotel had a happy hour reception with various snacks set out.  We were missing our vacation lifestyle so my daughter and I planned our own family “Happy Hour” reception last week.  It looks like olives, hummus, something warm like chicken fingers or French bread pizza, fruit, guacamole.  Very flexible and fun and it gets the weekend party started.  We like to watch a “Tiny House Hunters” as a family while we nibble.

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Menu Plan Monday

Free-Downloads-Vector-Vintage-Stove-GraphicsFairy-redFirst Menu Plan Monday post in a long time!  I have a new job and less free time to “wing-it” than I used to.  Here goes!

Monday Tacos, which I made this past weekend and froze

Tuesday Shrimp, twice-baked potatoes, and broccoli

Wednesday Pumpkin pancakes and turkey sausage

Thursday Haircut night – we will pick something up on the way home.

Friday Tuna salad, lettuce salad, and hard-boiled eggs

Many of the meals have ingredients that I already have on hand… like tuna, taco shells, pumpkin, and frozen shrimp.

For more menu inspirations, check out orgjunkie.com!

God Breeze

If you ever followed Flylady.net, you know that a ‘God breeze’ is  like a bit of Divine inspiration.  I have been thinking about how when I am blogging I am so much more accountable with meal planning, and today I had a blog comment from a reader wondering if all was OK because it has been SO long since I wrote.

God breeze.

I need to come back to this blog, for me if no one else!

In the coming weeks, I’ll bring you up to date on what is working for us on the personal finance front, and also what balls have been dropped and need to be reassessed.

Are there topics you particularly enjoy?  Let me know.  I frequently have written about kids and money, Dave Ramsey, being debt-free, couponing, meal planning and budgeting.

 

 

 

 

 

Menu Plan Monday (on Sunday) Apr 19/15

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Monday – Garlic Mushroom and Zucchini Shrimp with Pasta

Tuesday – Chili – I will try to make enough for two meals

Wednesday – Ballet!  Make your own sandwich night with a variety of options

Thursday – Jamie Oliver’s Curry (I make mine vegetarian with chickpea and cauliflower)

Friday – Veggie Burgers, Falling Rock Cafe-style (on a pretzel bun with sweet onion and a mustard-mayo sauce).  Must serve with chips and a pickle!

More menu inspirations at orgjunkie.com

 

Menu Plan Monday 4-13/15

IMG_3759_fotorLast week was super busy but now we’re back to normal and I am on a little bit of a mental high.  I found out after some tests that I was able to improve my bone density and Vitamin D levels, which had been low.  PLUS, about 43 days left of school till Summer Break.  Happy all around.

Monday – Pizza Lasagna, an improvised recipe with curly pasta, Trader Joes marinara, leftover pepperoni , and mozzarella baked in a casserole.

TuesdayTurkey and Zucchini Burgers from the wonderful Jerusalem cookbook by Ottolenghi.  I have made these before and they are also yummy the next day.  Serve with rice or naan.

Wednesday – Ballet night so its Chicken Quesadillas and home-made salsa using this amazing and easy recipe originating from Pioneer Woman.  Note: Rotel is spicy.  Tread carefully.

Millet Muffins from "Super Natural Every Day"

Millet Muffins from “Super Natural Every Day”

Thursday – Eggs, millet muffins, and fruit.   Millet sounds like something that would crack your fillings, doesn’t it?  Not at all!  While you are checking Jerusalem out of the library, request Super Natural Every Day too.

Friday – Mom’s night off.

Weekend – It’s gardening season for my husband, so on weekends we are tending to eat at home.  If anyone has any great weekend-friendly (not too much fussing) recipes, feel free to comment or leave your linked recipe URL below.

More meal ideas at orgjunkie.com

 

Menu Plan Monday – Apr 6/15

fruit-straweberries-beetons-graphicsfairy005aThis week’s menu is heavy on convenience because we have a lot going on after school.

Monday – Tuna salad, deviled eggs, pea pods (time to use up those colored hard-cooked eggs!)

Tuesday – Homemade chicken fried rice and Trader Joe’s egg rolls

Wednesday – Make your own sandwich night

Thursday – Spaghetti and turkey meatballs (the Trader Joe’s marinara sauce is delectable!)

Friday – Dinner out!

For more menu inspirations, visit orgjunkie.com 💗

Menu Plan Monday Feb 2/15

IMG_3759_fotorLast week’s menu, which I never posted, was inventive and included new recipes like Mediterranean cod. This week I am hitting everyone’s old favorites.

Monday Husband is off, so we will go out or take-out

Tuesday Fajitas… Hoping avocados are still .99 from Superbowl sales

Wednesday Mushroom barley soup, which starts from a dried mix which I have never used before.

Thursday Breakfast for dinner – a favorite here

Friday Tacos, husband’s favorite

For more menu inspirations, visit orgjunkie.com 💗