Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Meal Planning ~ July 25th 2011

Welcome everyone! Well, last week was a crazy amount of driving, but I did get to visit my sister's family including their adorable little baby, as well as my husband's aunt who we had not seen in a long time. We also had lots of fun exploring some new areas doing the "tourist thing". At the end we were all tired but it was fun and memorable. I was mostly pleased with how our meal plan turned out... the boys didn't feel they were missing anything and it helped keep our trip cost down.

This week, my younger son is off to Boy Scout Camp and my husband will be back and forth to camp over the week, so it will be quieter here and I''ll need to cook less food (my younger son must be going through a growth spurt -- he's been hungry constantly lately!). I'm planning to cook a couple meals for the freezer as the school year starts in just a few weeks and it will be nice to have a little backup. So, here's my plan for this week!

Sunday: Cheese tortellini with garden vegetable sauce (kale, carrots, mushrooms and Italian sausage pasta sauce).

Monday: Leftovers from Sunday

Tuesday: Make your own Burrito Night. I'll be making a big batch of No Fry Refried Beans, putting most into the freezer.

Wednesday: Double batch Turkey Chili (most to the freezer)

Thursday: Shrimp and Black Bean Salad or Shrimp with Pesto Cream Sauce (I have to make sure I have enough Basil to make the pesto, and I haven't figured that out yet! If not, we'll have the salad)

Friday: Homemade Pizza Night

SaturdayChicken, Broccoli, Mushroom, and Red Pepper Stir Fry

That's my plan for the week -- with the makings for a couple meals saved for the future. What's your plan for this week? If you're looking for inspiration, check out Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

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