Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday Meal Planning

This week is crazy. It just is! Every night this week, I'll be at the theater supporting my younger son's spring play production. His opening "night" is Saturday afternoon. That's also the same day as the Webelos graduation! So, what's for dinner???

Monday: Turkey Chili (in the freezer!)

Tuesday: Bean, rice, and cheese burritos. I made my own beans using a variation of this recipe. Instead of jalapeno, I used about 1/4 cup of roasted anaheim peppers from last summer -- now in the freezer in portions.

Wednesday: Chicken tacos. I lost where I got this recipe, but it's super easy! Put chicken breasts in the bottom of your crockpot. Add on top about 2 cups of salsa, or a mix of diced tomatoes and salsa depending on how spicy you like things. Also add a can or about 2 cups of black beans, and about 2 cups or 1 can of corn. Even in the crockpot, this will cook fast -- about 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Be careful of overcooking! I remove and shred the chicken, then add it back to the crockpot mixture. It makes great taco filling!

Thursday: Pulled pork (pork shoulder cooked in the slow cooker with a can of root beer). Served on homemade buns with salad.

Friday: Homemade pizza night (Luckily, my husband is an expert at this! The boys would really miss it!)

Saturday: Since I'll have more time in the morning, I'll put together a nice beef stew with onions, carrots, celery and potatoes. When we get back from the theater after my son's first show, dinner will be waiting!

Sunday: Leftovers, or maybe White Chili (chicken, peppers, onion, and white beans)

If you're looking for more inspiration for your menu this week, check out's Meal Planning Monday!

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