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Monday, October 17, 2011

Meal Plan Monday

Hi guys! Last week I wrote about how I discovered meal planning, why I find it to be so useful, and shared some tips I've discovered to help me in my meal planning. Today, I want to share my meal plan for the week with you and invite you to do the same.

If you're new and want to read more about meal planning, look here and here.

Alrighty, here it is. The most exciting part of your day, I'm sure. :)

Monday - Dinner with friends
Tuesday - Everything lo mein (114)
Wednesday - Fellowship dinner at church
Thursday - Italian tuna casserole (110)
Friday - Bacon bit burgers (88)
Saturday - Tuscan Calzones with "the works" (118) (double)
Sunday - Potato soup and grilled sandwiches

Make ahead - white beans, hamburger buns

Here's a little insight into my "code". I'm cooking through Rachel Ray's cookbook "Express Lane Meals - A 30 Minute Meal Cookbook" The numbers are the page numbers for the recipes.

When I say "(double)" that is to remind me to double the recipe so I can freeze half for another night.

"Make ahead" are the things I'll need to make sometime early in the week for meals later.

Pretty simple! I've got my shopping list all made and Isabella and I are headed to the grocery store!

What fun recipes are you trying this week?

This post is a part of Monday Mania, Traditional Tuesday, and Fat Tuesday.


  1. Got mine done!! I'm excited, I do this sometimes, but I want to start being more consistent!

    Monday- Italian Veggie Rice Pizza(the crust is brown rice and cheese) (28)
    Tuesday- Turkey burgers
    Wednesday- Fellowship Meal
    Thursday- Babysitting(meal provided)
    Friday- Baked salmon w/ veggies
    Saturday- Out to Eat
    Sunday- Omelets & wheat biscuits w/ gravy

    The cookbook I decided to cook through is Uncle Ben's Healthy Eating Cookbook.

  2. Those meals looks delicious! I'm interested to try out the brown rice pizza crust! I switched up a couple nights because I was in a burger mood last night, but we're still mostly to the plan. I'm really enjoying cooking more now that I'm planning ahead consistently!

  3. yeah, we ended up having chicken fajita soup last night instead of burgers b/c the rolls I was planning to use for burger buns had molded, plus I had left over chicken fajita meat anyway. It was yummy and I cleaned out some leftovers from the fridge!

  4. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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