I can not believe it has been over 2 weeks already since my last dinner meal plan post! Sorry! Time somehow got away from me. I wonder how that happened?;P
Is it only my kids, or are yours always hungry as well?? I heave a sigh of relief after cooking a big meal and finish helping the kids clean up when not too long after I hear, " I'm hungry." "Can I have snack?"
What is wrong with my children?!
My kids are just growing at a rapid pace right now or they have some kind of tapeworm. I guess it explains why we have been going through food at a faster pace than we used to. We are not big milk drinkers in our house and mostly use it for cereal and cooking but we went through a whole gallon in 2 days. And I don't even have teenagers yet!
On to feeding these ravenous bottomless pits! ( and my husband and I;)
Sunday- Homemade Chicken Soup
Saute 2 Tbs. butter in large pot. Saute 1/2 onion and 4 cloves garlic. Once golden brown add 2 carrots/2 celery stalks/ chopped up. Put leftover premade whole chicken in pot. Cover with 2 cartons of chicken broth. Let simmer on medium low till chicken is falling off the bone. Remove all the bones and skin from pot. Add 1-2 cups of water. Add 1/2 bag of noodles. Add salt and pepper to taste and parsley.
Monday- Shepard's Pie
Brown beef or turkey meat. ( I use a whole package of turkey meat from Sam's club)Drain. Add 1 cup of chicken or beef stock to meat. Saute onions, garlic in butter. Add in peas and carrots cut up in small pieces. Add a little white wine. Cook until vegetables are tender and wine is cooked out. Add tomato sauce to meat. About half a jar. Meanwhile boil 10-15 peeled potatoes. Drain. Put back in pot. Add 1/4 stick of butter, 1-1/2 cups of milk. Mix or mash till light and fluffy. Add salt and pepper. Put meat and vegetables in casserole dish.( I use an aluminum foil one.) Top with mashed potatoes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cook for 20 minutes at 350.
Tuesday- Taco Tuesday
Brown beef or turkey meat. Drain. Add taco seasoning packet with water. Heat tortillas. Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, cheese, lettuce.--- This is my go to meal when I don't know what to make or don't have a lot of time. My kids could make this it's so easy.
Wednesday- Crockpot Balsamic and Onion Pot Roast (I used venison) This is my go to pot roast recipe! Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.
Thursday-Chicken Nuggets and Mac and Cheese
Yes, I make this a lot. My kids eat it!
Friday -Homemade Pizza
You know it has to be pizza!
Saturday- Chicken Cashew
Sunday- Chicken Cobb Salad
Monday- White Bean Chili
Put Chicken Breast in crockpot.( I use 4-5) Cover in Chicken stock. Add Taco seasoning.Cook on low for 5 hours or 3 on high. An hour before chicken is ready add in a can of white beans, corn, fire roasted tomatoes. Add in 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of half and half. Serve with sour cream, cilantro and cheese!
Tuesday -Fish Tacos
Dip Fish in fish batter. Fry till light and brown. Serve in tortillas with salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, coleslaw and cilantro
Wednesday-Take out Fake out Broccoli Beef
Thursday-Meatball lettuce wraps with mango salad and basil cashew sauce
Friday- Baked Fish with rice and green beans or salad
Oil 9/11 baking pan with olive oil. Lay fish in pan. ( Use a thick fish like grouper but any kind will work good) Coat fish with mayonnaise. Cover with salt pepper and parmesan. Cook for 15- 20 minutes.
Saturday- Sour Cream Noodle Bake
I want to clarify that some days I do not make all of these meals. If we happen to have leftovers(by some miracle) We will eat them the next night. Though I usually like to have them for lunch. I find it helps to have a meal written down for each night even if we switch it around or eat something else. It just gives me peace of mind to know what we are going to be eating. Somedays I will make 2 or three meals at a time if possible while I am already cooking and making a mess.
I hope these meals give you some ideas when you are trying like myself to answer the never ending question of what to make for dinner!
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