Weekly Meal Plan #96

I was trying to simplify food prep this week, which had become cumbersome since the kids started school a few weeks ago. Preparing entirely separate meals for their lunches and for our family dinners was creating both a surplus of food and a deficit of my time for other things. So I intentionally planned family meals that I thought they’d eat leftover the next day, usually warmed up and packed in a thermos. We had some hits and we had some misses – but fortunately, I’ve managed to find a go-to backup lunch plan in case they don’t like the dinner I planned to pack for lunch the next day: bagels spread with cream cheese. No matter what, my kids always agree that that’s an acceptable substitute. Phew.

~Katie

To see how we plan our meals, click here. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!

Katie’s plan:

  • Pork chops and brats, buns and fixings, corn on the cob, chips, pesto-potato rolls, mango
  • Four-bean chili mole with fixings, pesto-potato rolls, tortilla chips, grapes, peach shortbread
  • Chicken and rice soup, rosemary no-knead bread, sliced cheese, grapes
  • Spicy southwestern chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, watermelon
  • Leftovers
  • Snake sandwiches, veggie tray, hummus and pita chips, cheese, crackers, and summer sausage, sliced apples and dip
  • Other things to make this week: yogurt, lemon-blueberry pancakes, sourdough whole wheat bread, lunch box apple dip, cinnamon-cream cheese “sushi” rolls, peach fruit leather, berry banana smoothies
  • School lunches:
    • Egg casserole, bread or bagel with cream cheese, steamed baby carrots, dried apricots
    • Beany cheesy burritos, sour cream or salsa and tortilla chips, raisins or grapes, black olives
    • French toast sticks with syrup, pears, corn cut off the cob, chai-spiced almonds
    • Chicken and rice soup, rosemary no-knead bread, apple with dip or applesauce
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About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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