Weekly Meal Plan Week 27 - 10 great bloggers bringing you a full week of recipes including dinner, sides dishes, and desserts!
Weekly Meal Plan Week 27
Welcome to weekly meal plan week 27!
Meal planning is a great way to plan ahead and take the guess work out of dinner. It can also save you time and money, which is always a good thing. Planning ahead makes grocery shopping so much easier. You will find yourself wasting far less food by planning ahead and being aware of what you need while shopping. It's a beautiful thing.
This week my meal plan went out the window. After being worn down by taking care of our sick horse last week my immune system seemed to crash in a big way. I don't have the strongest immune system as it is, likely because of my IBS. I was so worn out after not sleeping all week and being on my feet 22 hours a day. My body didn't handle it well.
I managed to catch some strain of the flu. I've been crazy sick this past week. Lots of sleeping, which if you know me at all you know is very odd for me. I have insomnia so I usually get by on 4 to 5 hours of sleep a night. This week was a whole different ball game. I've been sleeping all day long, then taking a nap only hours after waking up. Crazy, right?
Eating has not been high on my list of things I want to do this week, that's for sure. Most days I didn't bother, some days I tried to force myself to eat. Usually I regretted that decision later. Hubs picked up my favourite food last night, I took a few bites and pushed it away. I think it took him a few hours to get over that monumental occasion. Me turning down food? Weird.
Hopefully I'm through the worst of it. My daughter has been hitting the barn every day to keep an eye on the horses. I have not been capable of heading out there since getting sick. She's been a trooper about it. Particularly since my car is in the shop which means she is without a car too. So hubs has been driving her out there every night. He has a stick shift and none of use are as adept at using it as he is. I'd rather pound salt that drive a stick. No idea why. Just spoiled I suppose.
My SUV went in for some work this week. Turns out WAY more work than we anticipated. We had some of it done today, then it goes back next week for some more maintenance. Then another trip to another place to get new tires. By the time it's all done I probably could have bought a great used car for the price of the repairs. It's all good in the hood though, it all needs to be done so I'm just sucking it up and getting everything crossed off the list.
The hooligan is still car shopping. She's seen a few she likes but nothing is working out perfectly. It's always that fine line of how much do you want to be in the hole for wheels. She's a smart cookie and saved all her money from the military this summer, so she has a good chunk of cash stored up. Her worry is using it all then something comes up and her bank account is dried up. So she's thinking of financing which is a whole other can of worms, am I right? Scary when you're still in university.
Hopefully everything shakes out okay with car shopping this weekend. Maybe she'll find something awesome. If not, Mom's Expedition is safe for driving again. She hates driving it though. If you haven't seen the Expeditions they're monster sized SUV's. I bought it to pull a horse trailer in the future, you know, when we actually can afford to buy a horse trailer. So basically she's driving around in a Soccer Mom vehicle and hates parking it. I don't blame her one bit.
So, that's been our week in a nutshell. It's always chaos here. I tell people I thrive on it, but lately I'm sort of thinking a change of pace might be in order. I'm getting too old for this stuff. Honestly, once you hit a certain age you just tire easily. Or maybe that's the flu talking. All I know is I want a nap. Lots and lots of naps.
More Weekly Meal Plans and Recipe Ideas:
- Weekly Meal Plan: Week 1
- Lentil Quinoa Bolognese Sauce
- Weekly Meal Plan: Week 2
- Mile High Lasagna
- Weekly Meal Plan: Week 3
- Poggio Alloro Beef Ragu Sauce
- Weekly Meal Plan: Week 4
- Stuffed Shells
Find more great meal plans on the blog!
Slow Cooker Pork Roast - Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Paleo Pork Stir Fry - Sweet C's Designs
Pork Tenderloin with Haskapa Chutney - Cravings of a Lunatic
Italian Pork Cutlet Florentine - Wishes and Dishes
Kitchen is CLOSED - Enjoy a night off from cooking!
Perfect Eye of Round Roast - Girl Carnivore
Easy Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken - Diethood
Light Marinated Broccoli Salad with Grapes - Foodie with Family
Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans - Barefeet in the Kitchen
Raspberry Mocha Chocolate Pudding- Lemons for Lulu
Slow Cooker Peppermint Hot Chocolate - The Cookie Rookie
This week's meal plan was brought you to by:
Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts| Barefeet in the Kitchen | Foodie with Family
Wishes and Dishes | Pass the Sushi| Lemons for Lulu | Sweet C's Designs
The Cookie Rookie | Cravings of a Lunatic | Diethood
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Thanks for putting this list together, I missed a couple of them.
Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes
I used so many of these recipes to make my meal plan this week! My goal for 2016 is planning ahead 🙂
Some fantastic family friendly meals!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition
These all look delicious, especially that broccoli salad!! I can't wait to see your new little kitten, I will be stalking your instagram 🙂
Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Ugh, definitely not a fun way to spend the week. This year started off a bit rough for my family, as well. Let's hope the rest of the year only gets better. Now pass me a plate (or cup) of everything, please.
Love a delicious meal plan! Looks like you have a really tasty week 🙂
Love all these recipes! I can't wait to try the Stirfry!
I've been craving pork. Love seeing some pork recipes on here for next week.
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer
You are having one crazy week! Hope the horse is okay (and you get better sooner than later!) Good thing you can still create a weekly plan (something I cannot seem to do even in 100% health!)
Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Sounds like you've had a busy week, for sure. Hope you're feeling better soon, and so is your horse.
Thanks for the great meal plan. Everything looks very tasty!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
Oh no, I hope that you and the horses are getting better! We've had a cold (Thomas and I both) since the last week of December and we can't seem to shake it. I'm awful at meal planning anyways but you're right, when illness is about it's hard to focus on eating let alone meal planning. However I'm trying to get a little better about it and I'm loving that Italian Pork Cutlet Florentine!
These all look delicious and a delicious inspiration for very busy moms! Yum!
kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
That salsa verde chicken is going to happen!!!
Isabelle @ Crumb
Holy deliciousness, lady! I need to get all of this in my belly right now. I've had my eye on that pork tenderloin recipe for a while, so I think this is the nudge I need to finally get my butt into the kitchen and get cooking!
Rose | The Clean Dish
Mmmm your apple sangria looks terrific! These meal plans are wonderful; every recipe looks so enticing! I'm surprisingly bad at planning meals so this is massive help!!
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos
That eye of round roast - oh my heavens - Kim - this is an awesome meal plan for the week! Hope things are MUCH better for you this week!
I love roast too so I was eyeing that myself.
Thanks, my friend. The last two weeks seriously kicked my ass. I went out today for the first time in eons. Granted it was to a friend's place around the corner, but it's progress. Tomorrow we're attempting a movie, dinner and maybe the barn. I'm crossing fingers and toes because I'm so sick of staring at the same 4 walls. Ha
Melissa from Hungry Food Love
This weekly mean plan list makes it so easy. Thanks for putting it together.
Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)
When it rains, it pours, no? I feel ya' with having an uncooperative immune system. I never know from day to day what will transpire! Thank goodness for my crock pot, which regularly bails me out of days when plans go out the window. I love the ones you link to here! Will have to add them to my regular rotation. :o)
It's so strange, right. I'll go months where I feel amazing and no problems, then bam, something sets it off. Usually it's stress. What's weird is it's never big stress. It's those little annoying things that happen in life. I do find being worn out will compromise it. I can take a few days but once it goes on too long my system crashes. I wish I could figure it out with certainty. But where's the fun in that, right. Ha. Immune systems are tricky things. I've tried sugar free, wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, and nothing works. If only I could invent a stress free diet. I'd be a millionaire. Ha ha ha! Hugs to you Dee Dee, us suckie immune system gals have to stick together.