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REAL FOOD Menu Plan 11.7.16

I think I need another day, wouldn’t it be nice if we have 3 day weekends? I know many of us feel this way on Monday morning when the alarm goes off. This week, for me I just need one more day to finally get everything back in order from the construction and organize my week. I spent time yesterday going through our deep freezer to see what sort of meals we had in there. I was able to find five frozen meals that I could use for dinners this week. Not only did this save me lots of money at the grocery store but it’s going to save a ton of time in the kitchen this week.

REAL FOOD Menu Plan - Helping Busy Families Be Healthier

Do yourself a favor, make double batches of meals and freeze the extras. You will thank yourself later on when you are scrambling for a meal then realize it’s right there, all you need to do is defrost.

REAL FOOD Menu Plan 11.7.16

Monday: Using the leftover beef roast from Sunday dinner to make a beef stew. I can easily throw it together and we can have it before my son’s baseball game. Yes, we are still in baseball. Brrr!

Tuesday: We are headed to the Flyers/Wings hockey game so dinner will be out.

Wednesday: BBQ chicken sandwiches  with cole slaw and baked beans. The chicken was frozen so all I need to do is defrost and place in the slow cooker on warm. Add a bit of bbq sauce if it seems too dry.

Thursday: Philly Cheesesteaks and Fries. I originally made these in the slow cooker and then froze the extras.

Friday: I made a ton of homemade sauce with all my garden tomatoes and froze it into meal portions. I can easily take it out of the freezer and add meatballs and sausage to make a meal, serving it with our favorite pasta and salad.

Saturday: Mushroom and Spinach Chicken thighs with seasonal risotto

Sunday: Buffalo Chicken Chili with vegetable quesadillas

REAL FOOD Menu Plan - Helping Busy Families Be Healthier

So that’s my menu plan for this week…hope it’s inspired you to think outside the box when feeding your family. Just remember when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed with “life” a little organization goes a long way.  If you are still looking for inspiration head over to my Menu Plans. On Pinterest? Check out my Family Meals Board for more real food inspiration and become inspired over at Org.Junkie.

REAL FOOD Menu Plan - Helping Busy Families Be Healthier

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6 Responses to REAL FOOD Menu Plan 11.7.16

  1. Amy Brooks November 7, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    That Philly Cheesesteak Recipe and idea sounds awesome! We’ll have to do that over here!

  2. Gina Badalaty November 7, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    Yummy!! The risotto recipes really got me, yummy!

  3. Donna November 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    I love seeing other weekly menus. It inspires me to switch mine up and try new recipes!

  4. Jessica November 7, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    This menu sounds delicious! I especially love the seasonal risotto!

  5. Kelly Moran November 7, 2016 at 8:38 pm #

    I have to try your Philly Cheesesteak recipe! Everything sounds delicious!!

  6. Stephanie Huston November 8, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    I love that so many of your meals are things you have ready to go from the freezer! I really need to do more of that so I don’t lose my sanity.

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