Weekly Menu Plan #23

February goes fast, I tell ya! We’ll be entering March by the end of this week. Yay for springtime! Bring it on!

After a month of weekly menu posts, how are the Weekly Menu Musings working for you? Would you prefer a monthly menu, again? Do you want a list with no pics, or pics for every recipe or a hybrid like I am doing. I am kinda digging’ the weekly menu. It’s helping me be more focused on using up my leftovers. And if you are getting this update by e-mail, you could just reply to the e-mail for feedback. Or you could kindly leave a comment.

 

Weekly Menu Musing

 

Main Meals:

Bone Broth: I started a perpetual bone broth yesterday in the crock-pot, so I can add it to my soups this week. I’ll keep it cooking in my 4.5 quart crock all week for easy access. My kids also love to just drink it plain! It’s a great thing to give them when they keep asking for more food and say they are soooo hungry, too. Abbie and Ellie asked for seconds on the broth today, too!

Frugal Slow Cooker Broth

Tuscan Vegetable Soup: Time for a little veggie soup. It’s still cold here in Western Washington. Please bring spring soon, Lord. Amen.

Tuscan Vegetable Soup, V

Whole Wheat Noodle with Spicy Ginger Sauce: I am bringing this to a potluck since the hostess and I were talking about how to incorporate ginger in meals.

Can-can chili: We brought chili to a potluck yesterday. The leftovers would go well with Sweet Potato Fries. I’ll add some bone broth to stretch out the leftover chili into a tortilla soup and maybe throw some salsa in it if it’s needed for flavor. A re-purposed meal. Easy!

Sweet Potato Fries

Ham with Salad: We had two impromptu dinners at the end of last week, so that pushed a few of my dinner plans to this week. That ham we had last week was a hit since it’s such a great convenient little protein boost, and goes great in eggs, fried with a little cheese for the family or even all by its lonesome. Since I was near Costco, I bought another ham, so we’ll use that to have a ham and salad dinner this week along with all of the fabulous leftovers that go with it.

Potato Soup: Cringe I still have more potatoes to use, so I am making another Potato Soup with ham.

Ham Hot Pockets: Abbie and I worked hard yesterday to assemble hot pockets to bake this week. They take awhile to assemble but they are an occasional fun treat. It’s been about a year since we’ve made these.

4 Item Pizza: One of our favorite quick go-to meals in a time crunch!

Easy 4 Ingredient Pizza

And here are a few of the other meals we had in the last week or two with updated pics.

Crock-pot Chicken with a Peanut Sauce:

Crock-pot Chicken with Thai Peanut Sauce

Crock-pot Orange Ginger Chicken:

Crock pot Orange Ginger Chicken

Snacks and Desserts:

Homemade 5 Ingredient Pop Tarts: Since the dough for the Hot Pockets is the same, Abbie and I made a bunch of mini pop tarts today. We blended raw strawberries and an apple together to make the filling. She did most of the work and then proceeded to drink the leftover strawberry apple filling!

Smoothies nearly everyday of course…featured today is a Green Pineapple Ginger Smoothie since we are still on a ginger kick.

Green Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

No Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars: We have 1/2 of a bar left. I couldn’t bring myself to finish them tonight. I want to try taking out the chocolate chips and using cocoa instead to reduce the sugar content since the only sugar is in the chocolate chips.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Homemade 2 Ingredient Yogurt: Our half gallon of yogurt hardly lasted a week, so I bought some milk yesterday to make more. It’s in our oven as I type.

Double Chocolate Energy Bars: I made some Double Chocolate Energy Bars in the Blendtec Twister Jar this weekend. It didn’t like it too much, and I had to stop the machine. A big batch of dates is just hard on it. The Twister Jar has been great for everything else and makes FABULOUS nut butters!!! I will try it in the big Blendtec Wildside Jar. We’ll see…

What are you making this week? Do you meal plan?

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Comments

  1. says

    Since I am a fairly new reader I don’t know how you used to do the menu post, but I like the way you have them every week now. The crock-pot chicken recipes this week look great! I think I will give them both a try!

  2. Kara says

    I really like reading the menu ideas every week…it definitely helps me with planning. Plus, I like having reminders of old posts that I haven’t read or tried out yet. Thanks for the menu-spiration!

  3. says

    Love all the pictures you have to go with your meal plan! And the picture collage at the top is great – it’s actually what inspired me to click on your link in the Org Junkie Menu link up! I menu plan weekly and I agree that it helps me to factor in using up leftovers and/or repurposing them for another meal. Great plan!

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