Meal Plan Monday – August 24th

I can not believe how fast these last few weeks of summer are flying by. At least I think I’m done school shopping, with the exception of getting shoes. And we’re off to the state fair on Thursday! The kids have been talking about seeing and petting the animals for weeks now. ๐Ÿ™‚

On to my menu… discovered a new meal on the Food Network last night and had a chance to make it for dinner tonight. It’s called Pasta Mama, made at Hugo’s Restaurant in LA, CA.
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So simple, yet so yummy. I was shocked to find their recipe on the web site! I’m pretty sure they make this for breakfast, but you can have it anytime of the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Still trying to use up a lot of things in my freezer, so any title you see in {brackets} is something from my freezer.
And remember, for hundreds of more menu ideas head on over to I’m an Organizing Junkie.

Monday
Breakfast – Applesauce Muffins
Sunny Morning Muffins and smoothies
Lunch – Rice Cooker Mac & Cheese with tuna and peas
Dinner – {Turkey Taco Bake}
Cleaning – Kitchen

Tuesday
Breakfast – Cereal & Fruit
Lunch – leftovers
Dinner – Kids eat free or take out (decorating and delivering a cake that day)
Cleaning – LR/Entry way

Wednesday
Breakfast – Vanilla Spice Oatmeal (We prefer dried apples in place of the raisins.) and fruit
Lunch – Corn Dog Muffins and carrots
Dinner – {Chicken Soup} and Bread (Will use frozen chicken stock and chopped cooked chicken… recipe to follow)
Cleaning – Bathrooms

Thursday
Breakfast – Muffins
Lunch – State Fair!
Dinner – Leftover Soup and Bread (if we’re hungry!)
Cleaning – will have to wait a day ๐Ÿ™‚

Friday
Breakfast – Oatmeal & smoothies or fruit
Lunch – Sandwiches or cheese tortillas
Dinner – {Fish & Fries} using THIS RECIPE
Cleaning – Family Room

Saturday
Breakfast – Pancakes, Eggs, & Sausage w/ fruit
Lunch – Pancake Sandwiches & Fruit
Dinner – Spaghetti Sauce and MB with broccoli
Cleaning – Bedrooms/Mop/Vacuum/Dust

Sunday
Breakfast – Pasta Mama! & smoothies
Lunch – Sub Sandwiches
Dinner – Grilling

Chicken Barley Soup
1 onion, chopped
2 stalk celery, chopped
1-2 potatoes, diced
3-5 carrots, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2 c barley
1 tsp salt
1 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp lemon pepper
8 cups chicken broth or stock
2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken

In crock pot layer, onion, potatoes, celery, carrots, & barley. Add seasoning and broth/stock. Cover and cook on low 6 hours (high 3 hours). Add chicken meat; adjust seasonings and cook another 2 hours on low (1 hour on high).

I think that’s it! You might have noticed that I’m decorating and delivering a cake on Tuesday. I will do my best to post pictures of it when I’m finished. I’m using THIS CAKE as my inspiration, made from Pink Cake Box. They make the most amazing cakes!!!

OK, I’m off. Thanks for stopping by today… and may you have a flavorful day. ๐Ÿ™‚
Antoinette

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3 thoughts on “Meal Plan Monday – August 24th

  1. How clever to make Mac & Cheese in the rice cooker! I have a rice cooker, but I’ve never used it… maybe now it will get to see the light of day instead of being locked in the cupboard!

  2. Antoinette

    Me too!!! That thing sat in the cupboard for years. Now it’s getting pulled out at least once a week. I hear you can even steam veggies in the thing. I’m going to find me a cookbook for my rice cooker. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Pingback: Meal Plan Monday – August 31st « Crafty Antoinette

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