Meal Plan Monday ~ 9.10.12

I was feeling pretty proud of myself last Thursday for not just writing a full week’s meal plan, but for doing it before going to the grocery store Friday night.  Except I didn’t go to the grocery store Friday night.  And I didn’t really have a full week of meals to plan because of our busy schedule.

Oh and there was that little detail of already straying from the plan in lieu of Chinese take-out and going out for Mexican with the neighbors over the weekend.  Whoops.

But I did succeed with a couple challenges.  1) Find additional ways to eat eggs because we’re getting tired of huevos rancheros and 2) Look for recipes that can be thrown together in under 5 minutes for dance class nights.

So here’s what I’ve come up with… 

Monday:  Grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches for Allison and I.  But mostly I.  Allison is skeptical of anything that isn’t peanut butter and jelly in between bread.

Tuesday:  Fried Rice.  Maybe.  I was planning on using leftover chicken, but since I didn’t cook the chicken over the weekend as planned, we may end up pushing it back.  Possibly the pizza we skipped for Sunday if I can start the dough tonight.

Wednesday:  Allison and Daddy are left to their own devices since I’ll be at a bridal shower, but we have PLENTY of leftovers in the fridge.

Thursday:  French dip sandwiches.  We have a freezer full of beef roasts that are destined for the crockpot this Fall and we’re super excited to try something different.

Friday:  Clean out the fridge night.  Allison and I don’t tend to eat elaborate meals when Daddy is working.

Saturday:  Spaghetti carbonara is a new recipe for me, which is why this is reserved for a weekend.  And Cook’s Illustrated’s recipes tend to be a little complicated.  I’ll report back if it’s a winner.

In case you can’t tell where I’m sneaking in the eggs, both Tuesday and Saturday’s meals include eggs in the fried rice and in the carbonara sauce.  And the french dip sandwiches will hopefully be quick to eat in the 20 minutes between when I get home from work and we have to leave for dance.

What are your favorite egg/5 minute meals?

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3 Responses to Meal Plan Monday ~ 9.10.12

  1. Jennifer says:

    We have to use fast meals for Girl Scout and Cub Scout nights. Somehow it always stumps me as to what to make those nights even though this a weekly thing. But here are a few things we do:

    –Diced ham with scrambled eggs, toast, OJ
    –Crockpot spaghetti sauce + angel hair pasta
    –Bagels and smoothies
    –Grilled cheese and canned soup
    –BLTs with pre-cooked bacon
    –Microwave baked potatoes + toppings
    –Nachos or hot dogs with leftover chili
    –Chips and salsa
    –Hot ham & cheese sandwiches (or any toasted sandwich)
    –Sub sandwiches

    Egg ideas? How about egg salad sandwiches, french toast, hardboiled eggs on salad, quiche.

    • Jen says:

      Thanks for the suggestions! We do grilled cheese and nachos a lot currently but I always forget about loaded baked potatoes and once we get our half hog, we should have lots of bacon and ham to work with! I did also make a quiche a couple weeks ago, and while I thought it wasn’t something I liked, it was pretty good. Only thing I struggled with was the crust. I’m not a fan of making pie dough and the cracker crust I made was meh.

      • Jennifer says:

        I don’t usually mind making pie dough but when I’m not in the mood I’ll use the Pillsbury premade pie dough. It’s in the fridge section with canned biscuits and such.