Weekly Meal Plan {Week 38}

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a great weekend and a nice Mother’s Day.  We spent the day at a local cupcake festival and then had my family over for a barbecue to celebrate Mother’s Day, and my mom and my brother’s birthdays.  Here’s a look at what was on our menu this past week:

Saturday:  Last Saturday was our son’s First Communion.  We ordered an Italian Wedge and a wrap platter from a local deli and then we made a broccoli salad and Asian cole slaw and my mom made potato salad.  Of course we over ordered, but the minimum wedge order was 3 feet.  Even after sending both brothers home with some wedge, we still had wedge for days….literally!

Sunday: Guess what was for dinner tonight…..the choice was a wrap or wedge with leftover salads.

Chicken Cutlets

Monday: My husband and I had some more wedge for lunch.  At dinner, my daughter was relieved that wedge or a wrap was not a dinner choice!  I made breaded chicken cutlets, red mashed potatoes and frozen veggies.  A simple, but tasty meal.

Taco Spaghetti

Tuesday: I made One Pot Taco Spaghetti from Damn Delicious.  I didn’t realize until now how bad the photo I took was.  I apologize that this dish doesn’t look the best, but it was a kid-pleaser!  I liked that it was all cooked in one pot, so less clean up for me!  My daughter took leftovers for lunch and commented how much she liked this spaghetti.

Asian-Style Meat Loaves

Wednesday: My parents came over for dinner before my daughter’s spelling bee.  I made Asian-Style Meat Loaves from Cooking Light, March 2006  I served them with rice and sautéed zucchini.   I had made these meat loaves back in 2009 but forgot how tasty they were.  I used ground beef instead of the ground turkey/ground pork combination the original recipe called for.  Besides the meat loaves, this was an easy but tasty meal.

Slow Cooker Lentils with Chicken Sausage, Spinach and Feta Cheese

Thursday: I made Slow Cooker Lentils with Chicken Sausage, Spinach and Feta Cheese from The Perfect Pantry.  This was an easy to put together slow cooker meal.  I used chicken bouillon powder to make the broth, but next time I would use low sodium chicken broth.  Between the broth, the sausage and the feta, I found this dish to be a bit on the salty side.  It is also worth noting that the recipe states it makes four servings.  There was just enough for the four of us to get a decent bowl of this to eat, with none left for seconds.

Friday:  I had planned on making a breakfast pizza.  But after helping set up the book fair at the kids’ school and driving my daughter to her Girl Scout camping trip, I was barely in the mood to make regular pizza.  There was no way a breakfast pizza was happening.  Regular cheese pizza it was.  I am planning on making breakfast calzones this week instead.

What is on your menu this week?