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Meal Planning: Week: 7 & 8

After a long hiatus due to reasonable things like moving, remodeling, and having babies (thanks for all the meals that were lovingly brought to and provided for us!), I'm ready to get back into the meal-planning groove! Being in the country is awesome and my new kitchen is spectacular--but it does have a few new challenges. The distance from store is now a lot more than the quick 2-mile jaunt from our house in town. Add in an extra kid and gas money and suddenly all this meal planning becomes MUCH more important!  For that reason, I've decided to try to meal plan in 2-week increments and try to minimize the marathon that is now grocery shopping!  (p.s. Sorry this is late, mostly, just to keep myself organized and give you ideas for YOUR next meal planning! :) )

Super cute baby pics..see you can't blame me for being away for so long!
  • Breakfasts: We've been enjoying having our chickens moved--as have they.  Sadly, we did lose one hen and our rooster when our coop door fell/got knocked shut during a hot day.  We're alternating scrambled eggs with real-food protein shakes ("recipe" coming soon!) as our morning protein.  Shredded stuff and a "carb choice" of english muffins, bagels, or fried baked potatoes round out our breakfasts these days.  We need hearty breakfasts! 
  • Lunch: Leftovers and/or sandwiches.
Dinner Menu, Week #7
  • Sunday: Breakfast Crack Casserole with Spicy Greens
  • Monday: Hebrew National Hotdogs, Annie's Mac and Cheese, and Pea Salad. (We love this salad-- simple and filling) (80/20 rule, y'all.  This momma just had a marathon shopping spree at Costco AND Aldis in one day...)
  • Tuesday: Leftovers (soak beans for Bean Dip)
  • Wednesday: Shrimp Scampi with Green Beans (Make Refried Bean recipe.  Can freeze for Quesadillas, but saving for tomorrow's dinner.)
  • Thursday: Bean Dip with Sweet Potato Salad (new recipes to test!)
  • Friday: Enchilada Casserole with Steamed Broccoli (new recipe again!)
  • Saturday: Mini English Muffin Pizzas
Dinner Menu, Week #8 
  • Sunday: Leftovers
  • Monday: Salmon Basil Pesto with Green Beans
  • Tuesday: Spinach Artichoke Dip with Salad
  • Wednesday: French Toast with Pea Salad
  • Thursday: White Bean Soup with Broccoli
  • Friday: LEFTOVERS
  • Saturday: Peanut Crockpot Chicken with Spicy Greens

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