Monday, 11 June 2012

Meal Plan Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope that you all had a terrific weekend...we celebrated my daughters third birthdays this past weekend, lots of presents, tons of food and great company made for a super fun weekend...but I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't exhausted!!!  Yikes, I had hoped to get this post up last night, but as you can see, I'm a bit late;)  So, let's get on to the post shall we?!?!

One thing that I like to do every Sunday morning is plan my meals for the week (Monday to Friday).  I like doing this for a number of reasons a)  You only buy what you need (cost savings) b)  You KNOW what you need to make on that particular night (no more staring in the pantry at 4pm hoping that I can pull together something nutrious for dinner!)  c)  All the ingredients will be on last minute, end of the day runs to the grocery store with three kids in tow!

Weekly Meal Planning has made a complete difference in my life and saved me time and money.  I'd like to share with you some of the meals that we will be enjoying this week.  Also, be sure to check out my Recipe Board on Pinterest...many of these recipes are from Pinterest and are now on a regular rotation in our house.

Here's what we're eating this week....

Monday:  Cilantro Lime Chicken with Rice and Asparagus
This is one of my husband's favourite dishes and is on regular rotation at our house.

Tuesday:  Grilled Ham and Pineapple Skewers and a Green Salad
This is YUMMMMMMYYYY!!  I love grilled pineapple and this is such an easy recipe to throw together - you will not be disappointed.

Wednesday: Black Bean, Quinoa and Lime Salad
I've mentioned before that I've been trying to eat more quinoa and even shared the link to this recipe before....I love this and it makes a TON so my husband and I get to enjoy it the next day for lunch too!  Unfortunately, the kids aren't as fond of this dish so they will be enjoying grill cheese and sweet potato fries!!

Thursday: Tuscan Pasta with Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
I think that this may be our whole family favourite right now!!  We LOVE this dish.

Friday: Pizza and a Movie night! 
This is a weekly tradition in our house....the grocery store by our house has a sale on their fresh store-made pizza's every Thursday, so I always pick one up after the kids go to bed to eat the next day.

So there you have it.....what we'll be eating this week!  Have you tried any of these recipes?  What did you think?  I'd love to know.

Also, don't forget to pick your book for the "Ready, Set....READ" book challenge for June!  I'm just about done mine:)


  1. These all look so yummy, but the grilled ham and pineapple looks fantastic!! I think we may need to try that one too.:)

  2. These look delicious! I really should start planning my meals for the week. I am so disorganized when it comes to dinner :(

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my kabob recipe!