I really feel so much better about my week when I meal plan. This week I wanted to use stuff we already had in our freezer then regroup with grocery shopping for next week.
Every Sunday some of my friends and I have a big group text of what meals we are planning for the week. It helps to get new ideas. Highly recommend you start this with your girls!
Here are my four easy meals for the week.
1. Chicken with green beans - I used this below marinade that my friend Sarah recommended. I literally threw two frozen chicken breasts into my crock pot, poured this all over it and left it there for 6 hours on low. You can serve it over rice (I didn't to save the carbs) and I added canned green beans (microwaved) to our fancy dinner haha. It was easy and tasty and Molly Anne liked it! Kevin on the other hand was not interested in it because he's gotten weird about chicken but oh well ha!
2. Last night I went to the freezer and got these few things out from Trader Joes and popped them in the oven while Molly Anne and I played. It was easy and good.
3. Pork chops with an Asian salad (premade from Teeter - just mix and serve) and some veggie from our pantry. Kevin isn't usually into pork chops but I am trying to transform him to like them. He likes bbq so why not?! Plus, now that Molly Anne will eat anything I eat, I have an excuse to cook things other than tacos ha! (Can you tell Kevin is a picky eater, lawdy be!) Anyway, I asked my girls what their go to pork chop recipe is and my friend Kristen sent this which I plan to try soon. Mom told me to marinade in Worcestershire, garlic and a little honey then grill and Katie told me this one:
Take bone in pork chops, place in a casserole dish with a slice of lemon over each chop, take 1/2 bottle of Heinz chili sauce, mix with 1/2 cup water and 2 TB of brown sugar. Pour over chops. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
4. Skinny Taste Tortilla Encrusted chicken tenders with a salad on the side.
That's all I've got. Usually we've been breaking up the week by going out one night on Wednesday or Thursday. Then the weekend we usually just wing it. Share your meal plan! Ahem Tess, ahem! I miss your meals!