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Jul 31, 2011

This Week's Menu Plan

Well, I'm finally back to menu planning, and it's definitely making my life a whole bunch easier! In just three weeks of planning my menus again I've (1) saved money, (2) lowered my stress level, and (3) invited guests over spontaneously! Last week I was even able to provide a spontaneous meal for a family in need because I had all of the ingredients on hand. Careful planning pays off in so many ways! So in honor of my third week back in the saddle, I'm giving you a sneak peek into our lunch and dinner plans for the week. Most of the time I don't fix everything I plan for, but I always roll over meals into the next week.




So with no further adieu, here's the plan:

Lunches:
Tuna or Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Pizza Pockets (in the sandwich maker)
Mac n' Cheese & Chicken Nuggets
Tacos
Ham & Cheese Sliders (SO good)
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Dinners:
Grilled Chicken Salad (using marinated Rosemary Chicken given to us by my mom :)
Baked Tilapia, Yellow Rice, Green Beans 
Crescent Chicken & Veggies (trying this for the first time)
Grilled Chicken, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes
Shrimp Scampi (trying this Weight Watchers recipe for the first time)
Breakfast for Dinner

I must also mention that my wonderful mother comes once a week to allow me some child-free time to run errands, including grocery shopping. This has been a HUGE help in getting me back on track. Thanks, Mom!!

Also, I'll try to take pictures and let you guys know how the new recipes I'm trying turn out- so stay tuned!

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