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Weekly Meal Plan

Weekly Meal Plan
I roasted our Thanksgiving decorations and then made soup. It was delicious!

I tried to get my kids to cook more dinners this week since they didn’t have school while it seemed as if the rest of the country did. (Personally, I like kids in school right up until Christmas day so I can get stuff done before the holidays.) My kids weren’t too keen on the idea of more cooking. For some reason, they think cooking and cleaning up one dinner-a-week is all they can handle. I settled for them taking turns cleaning up after breakfast and lunch every day. We also did plenty of baking, too.

Weekly Meal Plan

I meal plan at the beginning of each week, before heading to the grocery store. Weekly meal planning saves money, reduces food waste, and keeps me from saying, “Let’s go out to eat!” If you need more reasons to meal plan every week, check HERE. Both of my kids cook dinner once-a-week and do the clean-up after the meal. If you want to learn how to pull that off at your house, check HERE. If you’re looking for more meal planning ideas, check HERE.

This meal plan is from Monday, December 17, 2012 to Sunday, December 23, 2012.

Monday: roasted squash and pumpkin soup

Tuesday: roasted chicken, quinoa and roasted cauliflower

Wednesday: chicken (leftover) and pinto bean burritos with salsa

Thursday: fish, brown rice, green salad pork chops, quinoa and sautéed baby bok choy

Friday: lentils and spinach shrimp and Asian pasta with peanut sauce salad rolls

Saturday: whole wheat pasta with pesto and green salad

Sunday: family Christmas party – brought homemade cookies

My daughter made dinner on Wednesday and my son cooked dinner on Saturday.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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National Match-Up Day: A step-by-step on how to clean and organize your food storage containers!
Reusing glass jars and how to get them ready for re-use
How our freezer gets used – ways to organize and optimize