Meal Plan: A Warming Fall Menu

fall menu planBoy is it cold here!

It is typical for November, but we’ve been having some teaser-days, where the temps are low, but the wind is downright freezing! I want cocoa. I want soup. I want pot-roast and a warm fire. All I can think about is getting warm!

So, it is in that light, that I am planning my week of meals ahead of time. Here we go:

November 15 — 21

Crockpot Chicken Stew

Baked Ratatouie With Meatballs and pasta

Roast Chicken with roasted potatoes, broccoli

Cheese Ravioli with brown-butter, cauliflower, raisin, and pecans.  YUM!

Seafood Chowder Soup (This is delicious!)

Baked Pork Chops with zucchini and rice

Homemade Pizzas

Comfy, right? Soup, slow-cooked meat, hearty meals. I think I can handle the cold now!

Lunches: I made this Vegetarian Minestrone soup last week, and we had it for lunch all week. It was awesome, so I am doing it again so we always have something to grab. I may freeze some, as it makes a big pot-full. The kids are set, as we have a normal routine of lunches, so I don’t need to plan with respect to meals…just make sure I have ALL the SNACKS! Soooo many snacks. Sigh.

Breakfast: Smoothies again this week. I felt like I was plugged into trying to eat more healthily and drink more water, when I started the day without bread and drank a smoothie instead. This is my go-to guy, but I try to mix it up so I don’t get bored. This cinnamon-bun recipe is ridiculously good, and I go for days making it over and over. I bought lots of baby spinach, so I will add that in as well, to feel really virtuous! Harhar. Last week’s plan included a huge pot of oatmeal…that sat in my fridge all week and never got eaten, so I think I will skip that this week! My kids mostly stick with a cycle of dry-cereal, waffles, and toasted bread products, so that it is simple in the mornings. Key word (simple) here, as just getting up seems complicated some mornings!

Whatever you decide to eat, I wish you a great week, and try to stay warm!

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2 thoughts on “Meal Plan: A Warming Fall Menu

  1. Kim Munoz

    I feel you on the snacks. My boys and hubby go though snacks like nothing. Growing boys and all. lol The chicken stew looks great! And the Seafood Chowder too!!

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