Last week was just a little bit crazy for my family. We had SO much going on. During stressful and/or out of the ordinary weeks, I am so thankful for meal planning! I did however, plan ahead when I set out to make my meal plan, and took our schedule into account.It’s not necessarily our traditional menu, but it worked, and were able to eat every night without stress!
*I was away in Atlanta at EDexpo, and knew my husband would be tired after a morning of preaching. (He’s the pastor of our church, and Sundays are tiring for him!) I went ahead and grabbed a couple of frozen pizzas for him and the kids to enjoy. We rarely purchase these as making homemade pizza is so easy, but these are a fun treat.
Cheesy Broccoli Noodles, Biscuits, Apple slices
*Still in Atlanta, I planned a menu that either my husband or oldest daughter could put together for the family. My daughter absolutely LOVES the Cheesy Broccoli Noodle pasta mix from
Chuck E. Cheese
Tie-Dye Cake, Ice Cream
*My youngest child turned 3 today! We have a tradition in our house that the birthday kid gets pancakes in the shape of their age. This is a tradition my mom started wit me, and that my kids have just loved. We also let each of our kids choose a “special activity” on their birthday. Our little miss selected Chuck E. Cheese. We played games, earned tickets, and had pizza. We also celebrated with a Tie-Dye Cake (thanks Duff Goldman for the awesome mix!) and ice cream.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffins
*I love looking for fun muffin mixes. They are such an easy and tasty way for the kids to start their day. I usually cut up some fruit to go with them as well. Tonight’s dinner was simple to throw together and pretty tasty. I love comfort food casseroles, and this fit the bill. I am a bit of an addict when it comes to trying new bread and roll recipes, and tonight’s was easy and delicious. (And I love this particular blogger’s website! So many good recipes!!)
“Taco Bell” Crunch Wraps
*I needed to be out the door early tonight to catch a screening of Cinderella, so I needed an EASY dinner. I made a homemade version of a Taco Bell Crunch Wrap. I started by laying out a large flour tortilla. I topped that with just a bit of refried beans, followed by a small tostada. I topped that with nacho cheese, ground turkey, a bit of grated cheese, and veggies/sauces of your choice. Then I wrapped it all up. Super good, easy to customize, and a perfect “quick fix” meal.
*This was even quicker because I often pre-cook my ground meat. I had purchased a 3 lb. roll of ground turkey. I cooked it all up at once, and froze it in meal-sized portions.
Cinnamon Twist Crescents
*Cinnamon Twist Crescents are the ultimate cheater’s breakfast treat. Unroll a package of crescent rolls or pizza dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar. Cut and twist.
Teriyaki Noodle Bowls are a big favorite at our house. These are so easy to customize with whatever veggies you have on hand too!
Tonight was “Family Night” and we enjoyed watching Big Hero 6 together! If you’ve never seen this one, ORDER IT!!! We all agree that this is one of our very favorite Disney films to date!! Buy Big Hero 6 today! (aff link!)
Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole with Chicken, Garlic Bread, Homemade Applesauce
*Again, if you haven’t noticed, I’m a HUGE fan of comforting, easy casseroles. This has so many of our favorite things. We are so lucky that our kids love broccoli. This casserole is tasty and feeds a crowd! Post coming soon!
Remember, you can always search the Meal Plan Archives for ideas! Happy meal planning everyone!