Meal Plan Monday - January 23

 Last week we tried Classic Minestrone.  I loved this recipe...everything goes right in the crockpot for a delicious dinner at the end of the day.  It is also a very hearty meatless meal.  I had no complaints from my husband about having a meatless meal for dinner.

Since the boys don't like to try new foods, I decided to use "wagon wheel" pasta instead of the shell pasta.  This little trick worked; the boys were thrilled that they got to eat "wheels" for supper. :)

Here's what's cooking in my kitchen this week:

Toast, Bananas
Blueberry Pancakes

Toddler-Style Lunch
Chicken Nuggets, Peas, Yogurt w/Grape Nuts Cereal {sprinkled on top}
1/4 Turkey & Cheese Sandwich, Fruit & Grain Bar, Carrot Sticks
Turkey Pinwheels, Apple Slices, Corn, Raisins
Seasoned Rice, Carrot Sticks, Applesauce, Chex Mix
Cheese Quesadilla Wedge, Tomato Soup, Apple Slices
Dinner Leftovers

    Savory Pork Chops, Peas, Stuffing, Applesauce

    Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potato, Leftover Stuffing, Corn

    Chicken Noodle Soup {w/homemade chicken broth* from roasted chicken}, Mile High Biscuits

    Honey Barbecue Meatloaf*, Smashed Cauliflower*, Peas

    Chicken Ranch Wraps

    Cheeseburger Macaroni*

    Sandwiches, Slow Cooked Bean Medley

(*) Indicates new-to-us recipe

$5 Dinners has a wonderful grocery shopping list with meal plan form and a few other printable planners that you might find helpful in meal planning {not to mention some great money-saving recipes!}.

Get more meal inspiration at Menu Plan Monday


Kelley @ said...

Everything looks great! I love that you are trying new recipes.. so fun!

Vanessa said...

I love trying new recipes; it keeps me from getting in a cooking "rut". Sometimes the new recipes work out really well and sometimes they are total flops {like the smashed cauliflower we tried this week}.