Time for another weekly meal planner….and yes, I’m a day late. I’ve been striving to find a bit more balance in my life. Towards that end, I wasn’t as obsessive over the site yesterday, and spent more time with the kids and my husband. One handy tool that really helped me keep that balance, was my monthly meal planner. I was able to simply walk over to the fridge, look at the menu, and see what I’d planned out for the evening meal. I knew without question that we had all the ingredients necessary on hand, and could simply start cooking. No stress. No frantic pantry searching. No digging through the freezer praying we have a protein other than soup bones. Meal planning ladies….is a glorious thing.

(You can find more Meal Plan Mondays in the RESOURCES section of this blog! *And lots of other great stuff too!) =)

Grab an idea or two, and happy planning!


Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, and 7-Up Biscuits (Watch for a recipe for these biscuits soon!)




Crockpot Sweet and Sour Chicken with rice

Apple Pie



Creamy Chicken Enchiladas with crock-pot refried beans



Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins

Beer-battered Fish and Chips



Crock-pot Cranberry Pork Loin with cheesy potatoes and “Olive Garden” breadsticks



Braided Spaghetti Loaf

Bongo Bars



We are shooting a wedding. (Yep, I moonlight as a life-style photographer.)


Happy meal planning everyone! Let me know if you make something on my list!