Weekly Meal Plan {4/27-5/3} + Tip #2

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Weekly Menu Plan: GrowinginHisGlory.com

The next few weeks are busy ones as our regular activities wind down for the summer. We’ve finished all of our kindergarten work for the year, so we’re making a transition into a short break from homeschooling {I’ll clue you in to what we’ll be doing in May very soon. I’m really excited!}. Also, my sweet baby girl turns TWO next Sunday.

If you’re like me — busy as a bee with all the end-of-the-school-year activities, then a weekly meal plan totally makes life simpler and easier. You don’t necessarily have to eat the meals you choose on a designated day of the week. Often, I will see what I’d planned for Monday night dinner and not be in the mood for it, so we’ll switch that meal to another night. However, having a meal plan gives you the freedom to be flexible.

Should you need some meal planning inspiration, here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Sunday

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette | GrowinginHisGlory.com

Lunch at church (I’m taking my Spinach Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Dressing & homemade rolls.)

Monday

Taking dinner to a friend with a new baby (Pioneer Woman’s Pot Roast with carrots & onions, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, green beans, & Honey Whole Wheat Rolls).

Tuesday

Baked spaghetti (Double & take to a friend), corn, salad, & these delicious Garlic Breadsticks

Wednesday

Pioneer Woman’s Broccoli-Cheese Soup (Can you tell we like the Pioneer Woman’s recipes? Broccoli is in season, ya’ll! ) & bread maker rolls

Thursday

Blackened Fish Tacos with Spanish Rice & black beans

Friday

It’s Pizza Night!! Celebrating our Annabeth’s 2nd birthday at our favorite pizza place: Mellow Mushroom.

Saturday

Leftovers

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Meal planning tip #2:

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 Last week I recommended compiling a list of favorite family recipes that you can draw from as you sit down and plan your weekly meal plan. If you’re struggling to come up with a good 5-6 meals your family loves, then you might could use some additional resources. I have a handful of physical cookbooks that I use periodically, but most of my recipes come from online sources. These are some favorites:

Blessings to you & your family this week!

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Comments

  1. I love your meal planning tips and the list of resources you listed are my favorites too! Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!
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  2. Awww! Happy birthday to your little girl. They grow up so fast. Hope they next weeks aren’t too crazy and you get to enjoy all the activities.

    Thanks for sharing my breadstick recipe. 🙂
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  3. Happy 2nd Birthday to your baby! Thanks for the #wfmw tips ~ I’m off to check out pioneer woman. 🙂

    • Thanks, Trish! Oh you will not be disappointed in Pioneer Woman unless you only eat healthy foods 🙂 I try to balance out her recipes with those from Eating Well and Cooking Light. Ha!