Weekly Meal Plan {Week 56}

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Here is another weekly meal plan to help inspire you with some dinner ideas.  Meal Planning helps ensure that my family has a healthy dinner every night.  It also helps keep food expenses down.  If you are new to meal planning, you can read more about my meal planning process.  Here is a look at what was on our menu this past week.

Chianti Braised Short Rib

Saturday:  My husband and I went out to dinner for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) with our supper club to Hudson House River Inn.  I enjoyed these Chianti Braised Short Ribs with Mushroom Risotto.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sunday:  One of my daughter’s favorite meals is spaghetti and meatballs.  My husband made some turkey meatballs and spaghetti for dinner and she was super happy!

Quick Chicken Minestrone

Monday: I made Quick Chicken Minestrone with French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce from Cooking Light, October 2016.  This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken which helps make it quick and easy.  However, my husband noted that this was basically chicken noodle soup.  There were no beans and minimal veggies.  I would not make the French Bread with Cauliflower Cheese Sauce again.  It was too much work with leftover bread and cauliflower and it didn’t taste that great.

One-Skillet Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Tuesday:  I made One-Skillet Buffalo Chicken Lasagna from i heart eating.   I didn’t read the directions carefully and cooked the noodles separately instead of in the skillet with the chicken and veggies.  I just omitted adding the chicken broth and I drained the diced tomatoes.  This dish wasn’t too spicy and the kids were able to eat it.  It made a ton and we were eating this for days!

Shrimp Fajitas

Wednesday: We had shrimp fajitas and salad.  My daughter wanted to make dinner and pretty much made most of the dinner on her own, with me supervising.  We sauteed the peppers and onions and used Penzeys Fajita Seasoning.  Simple but tasty.

Thursday:  This is our busiest night of the week and this Thursday we had leftovers.  Since we often eat leftovers for lunches the next day, it’s rare that we have enough for dinner.  However, that One Skillet Buffalo Chicken Lasagna made enough that we were eating it for days!

Shrimp and Parmesan Grits

Friday:  My mom was in town and took the family out to dinner.  We went to Savannah’s Southern House where the kids enjoyed fried chicken and mashed potatoes.  I had shrimp with Parmesan grits and my husband had a BBQ platter with pulled pork and brisket.  Yum!

What is on your menu this week?


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