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Meal Plan Monday – time to step it up!

I feel guilty about the meal plans for the past couple weeks. I shouldn’t; my family still ate healthy meals, mostly cooked from scratch, but they were hardly creative.  I shouldn’t feel guilty because I was in a period of adjustment, figuring out a schedule with a new baby and a toddler once my husband went back to work and my mom was no longer here every day. But now, now things are running smoothly most of the time, and I feel confident in my ability to cook better dinners, relying less on frozen stuff and my slow cooker (though, there is nothing wrong with a slow cooker, I just feel like I’m cheating using it, lol). So this week, I am tackling some great recipes, that will require me to be in the kitchen the entire time cooking (other than the roast, that cooks itself) This is a huge step for me, the first week since having the baby I am doing this…it is very possible that by Wednesday I will be picking up the phone and ordering Chinese.

Here is what we are eating this week:

Monday – Pork Lo Mein with red peppers and snap peas

Tuesday – Roast beef with roasted veggies (carrots, parsnips, and onions) with mashed potatoes

Wednesday – Chicken pasta bake with Caesar salad

Thursday – Sausage and peppers rice skillet

Friday – Tuna casserole with orange brussels sprouts (not made with Becel plastic garbage, we use butter)

Saturday – Chicken Enchiladas (hubby is making these, Yay for him for planning his meal ahead of time!)

Sunday – off to my parents for dinner!

I probably won’t do any baking this week as we need a break from the sweets. Halloween was not a friend to our waste lines; we have all had far too much sugar.

Hope everyone has a great week full of yummy dishes!

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  1. Your menu sounds fabulous. Don't be so hard on yourself for not cooking much, you just had a baby!!! Easy, quick meals are in order!
    • Thanks Jenna! I love cooking, it is such a creative outlet for me, and I love trying new recipes, so not only is it time for me to get back to this after taking it easy for a while, I need to get back to it!
  2. Yum - and impressive with new baby! My favourite (I just can't help myself) is the roast - I love love love roasted veggies! We did pork loin stuffed with apples and onions last night! Bonus - extra apples for a caramel apple crisp (thank you hallowe'en!!!) Don't poo poo the slow cooker - some of my favourite fall dishes come out of that baby!!!! (I have 3 - all different sizes!) Tomorrow may just bring a red lentil and carrot soup from the crock pot! Looking forward to more of your meal plans.
  3. Props on cooking parsnips!

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