We are a full week into April and now I have an entire month of meals ready for you to grab some inspiration and ideas from:
Seriously. Do you see how I make crazy on this “plan” of mine?! With my arrows and cross outs, and three different pens and some in type?! Half the time, after the plan is finished, I still move dinner around depending on sales at the stores, but at least I have a “rough draft” of sorts to work with. I have really been liking how it has made my week’s planning a little easier for sure.
Since I am posting this a week into the month, I am starting with April 5th, not April 1-4th. Breaking the month down for you, by week, and linking to some great recipes too:
April 5- 11
- Crockpot Whole Chicken, pasta w/butter, veg. Recipe follows here:
- Crustless quiche with bacon and roasted potatoes
- Matzo Ball Chicken Soup, bread, salad
- Baked Apricot/Dijon Chicken Breasts, veg, cauli-rice
- Cauliflower crust pizza, (via SarahFit Blog)
- Out? Kids get Homemade Chicken Nuggets
April 12- 18
- Spaghetti & Meatballs, salad, bread
- Crockpot Chicken Fajitas (via EatAtHome blog)
- Baked Ham
- Homemade French Toast Sticks, ham, fruit salad
- Pineapple Pork Chops (via SkinnyMom blog), veg, rice
- Order out-pizza
- London Broil, baked potatoes, veg
April 19- 25
- Chicken Parmesan (freezer), salad
- Crockpot Chuck Roast
- Pancakes, Homemade turkey sausages (via Good Cheap Eats blog)
- Chuck Roast pulled beef sliders, potato fries
- Fish on the grill, veggies, rice
- Steak Tips, veg. kabobs
April 26- May 2
- Corn Chowder, paninis (I work this day)
- Chicken Sausage with pepper hoagies, veg. platter, chips
- Greek Chicken tenders (via Kalyn’s Kitchen blog), tzaziki, fruit salad
- Homemade Chicken Nuggets (freezer)
- Baked Pork Chops, baked potatoes, roasted veg.
- Teriaki Chicken and rice, veg.
- Crockpot Pulled Pork, coleslaw, beans (This is my race day!)
I am working on two Sundays this month, in addition to my regular schedule, which sort of throws us off a bit, and we are (like many of you) ramping into a Spring filled with activities 7-Days of the week. Yes. Seven. Ohmmgee, my friends. I may go straight-out crazy trying to keep track…or I will just be late or not RSVP correctly, or forget to call when I said I would…You know how this goes. Very busy.
Since the kids have so much going on, dinner at these crazy times can turn into peanut butter sandwiches in the car on the way to practice….At least if I plan for dinner, I can maybe invest in some to-go containers, and they can bring the meals in the car or on the go; And then not need those tired-out peanut butter sandwiches, of which I find the crusts in my backseat weeks later….hmmm.
I hope this plan can give your menu some great new ideas, and I linked up to some recipes that I have found from a few good blogs. I am also linking up toMommy Run Fast and Fitness, Health and Happiness, and OrgJunkie.com