Thursday, January 24, 2013

Joyce's Menu Plan 1/25 - 1/31

My meal plans have been a bit odd lately, so I have refrained from posting.  As I created this week's, I thought it might be one worth sharing.   To save me from too much time in the kitchen, I am taking advantage of the slow cooker, prepping ahead for one meal while making another, and leftovers.  I hope you can find something useful in it!

Friday - Tacos
For a quick low-key Friday meal at the end of a long, cold week, I thought the kids would enjoy putting the fixings on their own tacos.  
Saturday - Breakfast for dinner
Friday night, I will be sleeping in the auditorium of the high school where I teach and am the co-sponsor of the Actors' Society for a lock-in function that culminates in a performance (by the students, not by me) for charity on Saturday night.  Thus, I will be MIA for the day.  My husband is awesome at making breakfast - omelets, pancakes, you name it - so this meal is on him.
Sunday - Potato Soup, Grilled Turkey Sandwiches, and salad
I have typically saved slow cooker meals for work days because it is so nice to have the meal made when we get home.  However, I have been taking advantage of the slow cooker more and more on Sundays.  I get the meal ready in the morning and have the rest of the day to spend with my family.  
Monday - Salsa Chicken Bake and steamed veggies
This will be an easy and delicious meal for a Monday, and it gives me an opportunity to prep some chicken for Thursday.  
Tuesday - Sausage, Tomato, and Spinach Pasta
Tuesday is gymnastics night, and we get home at dinner time with everyone hungry.  I don't want to spend a long time on a meal; this one takes only as long as it takes to make the pasta - 20 minutes from start to finish.
Wednesday - Leftovers
It will just be the kids and me for dinner, so we should have enough leftovers from earlier in the week to feed us.
Thursday - Pulled BBQ Crescents and salad
My husband will get home late on Thursday, so I want something with an easy prep.  This meal is one of my kids' favorites, and with the chicken already prepped from Monday, it takes no time to put together.

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