Sunday, August 10, 2014

Keeping Up With...Food (Menu Plan 8/11 - 8/17)

I'm back after a short hiatus from menu planning.  I took two weeks ago off because we were getting ready for a week that was mostly eating out or eating leftovers.  Then we went to Chicago for the weekend and by the time I got back and started planning our meals, it was already Weds.  I'm here for about 2 weeks, then will probably be gone again with our last vacation coming up.

My eating has hit the summer slump along with my exercising.  I have been having a great time with the boys and all of our traveling, but it is starting to take a toll on me.  I'm tired and not very motivated.  Plus I'm a little overwhelmed by all we have going on this month.  I'm trying to take it one day at a time and am menu planning for the next few weeks to try to help with some of the stress.

Last night we had a delicious summer BBQ meal.  The ribs were from the pig we bought a few weeks ago and the meat was excellent!  My only complaint was I wish I had more. 
Ribs, potato salad & a margarita - perfect summer meal!
Here's my menu plan for this week:
Monday, 8/11 - Bacon Cheddar Turkey Meatballs - AJ & Daniel requested meatballs
Tuesday, 8/12 - BLT Scallop Salad (Relish recipe)
Wednesday, 8/13 - Mediterranean Pork Chops & Cauliflower
Thursday, 8/14 - Cabbage & Beef Casserole - I got 2 free heads of cabbage last week so I need to figure out how to use them up.  This looked easier than stuffed cabbage (Relish recipe)
Friday, 8/15 - Sesame Noodles with Chicken & Broccoli
Saturday, 8/16 - Appetizers and Leftovers
Sunday, 8/17 - Cajun Shrimp Casserole

On Saturday I am hosting a freezer cooking workshop with a few friends.  My friend sells Tastefully Simple and they offer a party where you assemble 10 meals (each meal is 4-6 servings) that you can pop in your freezer then pull out and eat later.  I'm SO excited about this because I love freezer cooking.  With our busy life it is so easy to just pull something out of the freezer and pop it in the oven and have a healthy dinner.  I'll let you guys know how it goes in a few weeks, after we have tasted a few meals.

As always, I'm linking up with Laura at Mommy, Run Fast & Jill at Fitness, Health and Happiness.  Go check them out for some more yummy recipes!


  1. This is a crazy busy time of year! Hopefully things will settle down for you soon. And that will be SO nice to have a freezer stocked with meals!

  2. Everyone hits a summer slump. Welcome back to menu planning :)