Okay guys, you ready for this? We made four legit dinners this week. FOUR. I can’t even tell you when the last time was that happened. Probably at least 3+ months ago!
I’m excited to get back on the meal planning bandwagon, just because it seems to make our whole week go (slightly) smoother. No last minute scrounging around, trying to find something to put together. We just definitely function better over here when we’ve got some sort of a plan. Can anyone else relate?
All that said…here’s a look at our meals from this past week!
Sunday: Labor Day party foods!
Monday: Taco salads (salads with cucumber, tomato, avocado, corn, and crushed tortilla strips with taco seasoned ground beef) with avocado ranch dressing
I love these because they’re quick and easy, they’re healthy, and they’re filling. Perfect for weeknights!
This recipe is quickly becoming a more popular STSL recipe!
Wednesday: Emily’s Famous Sloppy Joes
We got a late start on dinner and didn’t eat until after the boys were in bed, so we were too lazy to worry about adding any sides at that point. That recipe has long been a favorite of ours for sloppy joes! This time, I replaced about 1/2 pound of the ground beef called for in the recipe with diced zucchini and it was delicious!
Thursday: Asian Sweet Chili Sesame Chicken over jasmine rice
We first tried this recipe back in January and I’m shocked it took us this long to make it again. It’s SUPER good.
Friday: Leftovers/clear out the fridge
Saturday: Takeout pizza with sausage, peppers, and onions (x2)
FYI: In case you’re wondering if Lucas also eats the meals prepped up above, that would be a big fat NO. I know some parents are on different sides of the fence on this one (kids eating what you make vs. making separate meals for them) but I have decided that I would prefer to make Lucas a meal I know he’ll eat AND have a more enjoyable dinner without arguments over making him eat something he doesn’t want. Hey, it works for us. And thankfully, the kid loves peas and carrots.
What’s on YOUR menu for the coming week ahead?