Weekly Meal Plan {Week 52}

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!  My daughter had a two night girl scout sleepover this weekend and my husband went to his college homecoming Saturday.  So it was just me and my son for most of Saturday.  I took him to soccer and then we did a quick drive around town so he could collect Poke balls (for Pokémon Go!).  We had lunch and watched the Fantastic Four and then ran some errands.  My husband and brother-in-law got home shortly and then we went out to dinner at a local Thai restaurant.  Sunday I picked my daughter up from her girl scout camping trip and then the day was spent getting ready for the upcoming week, which included meal planning for this week. It’s really starting to feel like fall around here with the cooler temps.  As I meal plan now I’m looking for tasty-sounding but quick recipes!  If you’re new to meal planning you can read more about my meal planning process.  Otherwise, here’s a look at what was on our meal plan this past week:

Saturday:  We had a late lunch/early dinner (linner?!) at Raga Indian Cuisine.  We ate around 2:00 PM and I was good for the rest of the evening!  We went to our local town day and the kids each had a snow cone.

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Sunday: We had supper club.  This month’s theme was to pick a favorite dish from a past dinner and make it.  I made Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from supper club member Ashley at Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen.  I had chosen this recipe because I thought it was one that I’d actually remake.  I like it because even me a carb lover, doesn’t feel like I’m missing pasta with this dish since it’s hearty and filling with the lasagna filling.

Chicken and Rice

Monday: My husband recreated Rafiqi’s Chicken over Rice for our supper club dinner.  He purposely made extra chicken so we’d have some leftover for dinner this week.  We all had enjoyed it at supper club and the kids enjoyed this one for dinner.  I apologize that we failed to take a picture!

Tuesday:  We had leftover lasagna stuffed spaghetti squash that I had made for supper club.  It seemed kid-friendly with the lasagna filling and I thought I might be able to sneak squash past the kids.  My daughter enjoyed it but my son wasn’t a fan!

Provolone Broccoli Rabe Beef Sliders

Wednesday:  I made Provolone Broccoli Rabe Beef Sliders from Cooking Light, September 2016.  I’m not sure if it was the size of the slider rolls that I bought, but there was not enough beef mixture to make eight sliders (two each).  Luckily, I had more ground beef in the freezer and defrosted it and made another batch of sliders.  This dish falls into the quick and easy category.  I cooked the broccoli rabe while the sliders were cooking.  These were tasty and we all enjoyed them.  I served them with fries.

15 Minute Garlic Butter Ramen Noodles

Thursday: I made 15 Minute Garlic Butter Ramen Noodles from Half Baked Harvest.  Ramen noodles are so cheap and this recipe uses the noodles, but not the salty seasoning packets that come with it!  Last week I had my husband stop by the Asian grocery store near his office to pick up the white miso paste that this recipe called for.  But of course I didn’t remember to add the zucchini to the shopping list, so I did without.  This was pretty quick and easy to make. Instead of soft boiled eggs we had fried eggs on top.  I served it with garlic bread and chopped salad.  My kids are big ramen soup lovers and were a little disappointed that there was no broth!  But they ate these noodles up.  This will probably be one of those go-to recipes when I feel like we have nothing to eat in the house and have to come up with a quick lunch or dinner!

Meatball Ricotta Pizza

Friday:  My husband used the leftover sliders to make a Ricotta Meatball Pizza as well as a cheese pizza for dinner.

What is on your menu this week?


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