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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of January 11, 2016

    Menu Plan Monday | Chief Family Officer

    In theory, a three-week winter break sounds fine, but by the end of three weeks, I’m more than ready for the kids to go back to school (even if they don’t feel the same way!). I’ll take it easy this week, but I’m looking forward to getting into a routine again, and getting all the things done that I want to get done.

    In the meantime, here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Homemade Spicy Salmon Poke Bowl with seaweed salad, cucumber and avocado

    Tuesday – Light Fettucine Alfredo with Shrimp and Broccoli

    Wednesday – Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches, Broccoli Slaw

    Thursday – Homemade Gravlax with bagels and cream cheese {didn’t get to this last week}

    Friday – Chicken Tortilla Soup

    Saturday – Breakfast {pancakes, bacon, eggs, fruit}

    Sunday – Leftovers

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of January 4, 2016

    I rediscovered my cooking mojo last month, so I’ve been baking up a storm and cooking dinner almost every night. It’s been fabulous, and I am looking forward to continuing this trend throughout 2016!

    As a side note, I highly recommend Smitten Kitchen’s Browniest Cookies, which have been so popular in my house that I’ve made three batches in three weeks (you can totally leave out the chocolate chips, and the dough freezes beautifully – she suggests making a log for slice and bake cookies, but I prefer my usual method of scoops; I wasn’t thrilled about the chocolate chips so I left them out and the cookies are still delicious!).

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Portuguese Bean Soup, Garlic bread

    Tuesday – Homemade frozen pizza, salad

    Wednesday – Kalua Pork, sauteed cabbage, rice

    Thursday – Garlic Chicken Strips (substituting parmesan or mozzarella for the cheddar), sweet potato fries

    Friday – Pork enchiladas, some kind of slaw

    Saturday – Homemade Gravlax with bagels and cream cheese

    Sunday – Leftovers

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of December 7, 2015

    We seem to have entered that crazy time of year when I have way too many things on my to do list, and am way behind on everything. That’s never been more true than this year, since we’re about to enter the second week of December and I have nary a single holiday decoration up … and Hanukkah started tonight!

    However, the good news for me is that I’m starting to catch up, and we had our extended family Hanukkah gift exchange tonight so that’s all taken care of now and the only gifts I have to think about are for family and friends for Christmas and folks like teachers and service providers.

    Because of all that’s going on, when we do eat at home, I’m going to make good use of my slow cooker and focus on easy meals, including meals that I can easily double and freeze for another meal later this month. So here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Dinner out

    Tuesday – Roasted Chicken and Wild Rice Soup {I’m going to try making this in the slow cooker}, Garlic Bread

    Wednesday – Dinner out

    Thursday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Slow-Cooker Kalua Pork, Rice, Cabbage {and Macaroni Salad if I can find the time and inclination to make it!}

    Saturday – Leftovers or dinner out {plans for this day are fluid}

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 30, 2015

    Menu Plan Monday | Chief Family Officer

    I hope you had a great week last week! I ended up taking the week off from menu planning because I got sick right as the kids went on vacation (they were home all week), and with Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, and the kids’ Turkey Tournament taking up the second half of the week, I figured we weren’t going to be eating at home much anyway.

    Luckily, we didn’t host Thanksgiving. And even better, right before I got sick, I made and froze the sweet potato casserole I’ve made every year for over a decade. So all I had to do on Thursday was sprinkle on the streusel topping and pop the thing into the oven!

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Turkey Meatloaf, Sauteed Zucchini, Garlic Bread

    Tuesday – Zucchini Rice Casserole with Chicken

    Wednesday – Slow Cooker Pot Roast, some kind of veggie

    Thursday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Dinner out

    Saturday – Breakfast {French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit}

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 16, 2015

    Menu Plan Monday | Chief Family Officer

    I haven’t particularly wanted to cook lately, mostly because I’ve found myself wanting to do other things like work and clean the house. But we have to eat, and we always eat healthier and better when i have a plan, so here goes:

    Monday – Clam Chowder

    Tuesday – Pork Chops, Roasted Butternut Squash

    Wednesday – Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips and Crudite {we’re getting home late, so this is an easy make-ahead dinner I can have waiting for us!}

    Thursday – Bacon Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Roasted Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

    Saturday – Yakisoba

    Sunday – Leftovers

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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