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Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

It’s Monday–time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  This week we’re doing some birthday celebrating and family reunion-ing, so that affects the meal plan.  I’ll also be teaching all week, so that definitely affects things as well.  Still, I’m thankful to have a few family favorites that I can get on the table between the time I get home and the time they’re all hungry.  Planning definitely helps us get through these busy weeks! 

Here’s our meal plan for this week:

Monday: Steak on the grill, baked potatoes, and green beans (belated Father’s Day for the hubby since we were running all weekend!)

Tuesday: Meatloaf Cupcakes (I’m going to try doubling the recipe and freezing some to take on vacation–I’ll let you know how that turns out!)

Wednesday: Honey Garlic Chicken, rice, broccoli (bumped from last week!)

Thursday:  Ordering pizza for a birthday sleepover!

Friday: Family reunion: planning to take chips & salsa and birthday cupcakes for the kids

Saturday: Wild card day–need to check what the out-of-town cousin who’s staying with us likes! (or doesn’t like!)

Sunday: Celebrating my daughter’s birthday, plus Father’s Day and a few other family birthdays.  Requested menu: Pulled Roast Beef sandwiches, fruit salad, fresh veggies, chips & dip, Strawberry Shortcake for dessert

How about you–what’s on your menu this week?  What are your best tips for meals on busy nights?  Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook!

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