Weekly Meal Plan {Week 80}

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Did you have a good weekend?  We enjoyed a fun weekend in Rhode Island at my parents’ house.  I’ll be posting more about it on this week’s Five on Friday post!  Hopefully you have today off and get to celebrate Memorial Day.  Unfortunately, the weather forecast is looking like rain for most of the day, even when we’re supposed to be at our town’s Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.  Monday  means that it’s time for another weekly meal plan.  If you are looking for some dinner time inspiration, my weekly meal plan is the place for you.  Each week I showcase what was on my previous week’s meal plan, with pictures, recipe links and my family’s review of each dish.  There are so many food blogs, cookbooks and recipes out there and I am always on the lookout for new family-friendly recipes to try.  If you are new to meal planning, read more about how I make my weekly meal plan. Here is a look at what was on our menu this past week:

Saturday:  My daughter and I had some Moe’s takeout while the boys were at a Cub Scout event.  We were too hungry that no pictures were taken!

Sunday: We spent the afternoon at Smorgasburg Upstate and then spent the later part of the day doing yard clean up. By the time we were ready done neither my husband or I felt like cooking.  So we had Chinese takeout and watched La La Land.

Monday: I made Pulled Pork with Cornbread Topping from the October, 2014 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray.  My son saw this recipe in my pile of ripped out magazine recipes ages ago, and has been asking me to make it ever since.  Well, I finally made it!  This is not a quick and easy recipe.  The pork needs to roast in the oven for almost 2 hours!  Mine luckily didn’t take that long but it still has to bake 20-25 minutes more once the corn bread batter is poured on top.  I served this with some veggies.  This was super tasty and there were no leftovers!  My son was happy that he finally got the meal he wanted.  However, I’d recommend this for a weekend meal in the fall or winter since it is perfect cold-weather comfort food!

Tuesday: I made Reuben Sandwiches.  I had bought an extra corned beef back in March when they were on super sale for St. Patrick’s Day. I put it in the slow cooker, poured a bottle of beer on top and let it cook.  When we were ready to eat I put some corned beef on a roll and topped it with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing.  I know, this sandwich traditionally uses rye bread. However, I thought that the rolls would hold up better to all the filling.  No real cooking was involved, but we had a tasty sandwich for dinner!  I served the Reubens with fries.

Wednesday: I made Chicken Fajitas.  Again, no real recipe for this meal.  I sauteed some onion and bell peppers in a pan. Once they were cooked I removed them and added a pound of chicken that I had cut into strips to the pan.  I sprinkled a lot of Penzeys Fajita seasoning on top and cooked the chicken.  Once the chicken was cooked I added the onions and peppers back into the pan. I served the fajitas with sour cream and guacamole and also made Goya Mexican rice.  The kids liked this meal.

Thursday:  I made Korean Beef Bowls from Damn Delicious.  This is a recipe that I’ve actually made before but I know the kids really like it.  Plus, it’s quick and easy to make!

Friday:  We were in Rhode Island for the long weekend.  My mom cooked a turkey breast and made mashed potatoes and veggies.