After such a busy month, it feels kind of odd to be planning a week of meals where there is really nothing going on. I think my kids are tired of choices such as, "Do you want a Peanut Butter Sandwich or a Hot Dog before the game (or the pool, or running somewhere else)." Granted my kids have a limited amount of foods they will eat anyway so I guess it doesn't realy matter to them HA!
I'm also out of my meal planning groove - anytime that happens I go back to a site that is my "go to site" for meal planning - Pocket Change Gourmet. Each month (and then weekly) they put out a great menu. I love it because it is simple and often times, it includes meal ideas for recipes we already use like sloppy joes or pulled pork so I'm not trying a bunch of new recipes but rather just letting someone else plan for me :-)
So, here's the plan for the coming week!
Friday - Sloppy Joes and Baked Beans
Saturday - Pizza Casserole (this is something new but we love pizza so hopefully we will love this!) and Salad
Sunday - Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob, and Seven Layered Salad
Monday - Hot Dog Bar, Surpreme Pizza Dip and Chips (The dip is new - we love appetizers when it comes to game days and special holidays but I hate trying new ones on those special days so I figured this was a good day to try it out!)
Tuesday - Hamburgers on the grill (after all, my husband is the grill master!), and French Fries!
Wednesday - Speaking of Appetizers - whats better than a meal full of appetizers? Chinese Meatballs, Fried (Baked) Ravioli with sauce, and then salad - either leftover Seven layered salad or just a simple tossed salad is good.
Thursday - I recently purchased a new cookbook based on a friends recommendation - it is a "Healthy" cookbook. I'm going to attempt to make Thursdays the night to try a new recipe and slowly (maybe) change out some of the heavier recipes we love (Chicken Fried Steak) for some of these healthier, "whole-30" kind of meals. So first up is Pork Medallions with Blackberry compote and Cauliflower puree. I'll add aspargus as a side of green and hope for the best!