Weekly Meal Plan & Goals – Getting Back to “Normal”

Weekly Meal Plan & Goals

The new year is here. Okay…it’s been here awhile. Life around here has been such a whirlwind that one day we slept through the ball dropping and all of a sudden the first month of the year is 3 weeks in. Can anyone else relate? Keith and I are logging more hours at work, Brooke is busy with Girl Scouts (it’s Cookie Season!!) and swim class, kids Worship team at church and of course, school.

All the more reason to have a plan ahead of time. If I had to come up with dinner ideas at 5:30 when the girls & I walk in the door, we’d have cereal every night. Taking a few moments to make a plan on what we’ll eat takes the pressure off. Better yet is when I can take an hour or two over the weekend and prep anything I can.

For example, my chili recipe is quick and easy enough for weeknight dinner if you start from scratch. But if you take some time to throw it together ahead of time, you really can’t beat grabbing it out of the fridge, plopping it into a pan and just heating it up. If you’re feeling ambitious, mix up a box of Jiffy cornbread. Sit down with the kiddos and look at school papers or ask about their day with those extra few minutes. Lose the business suit and change into those yoga pants!! Take advantage of those extra minutes you’ve given yourself!

Meal Plan

Breakfast

Waffles – made a double batch over the weekend to heat up throughout the week
Eggs – scrambled, with toast in a bowl, in the hole…we change it up everyday

Lunch

Tuna Salad Sandwiches/Wraps – made a double batch of this over the weekend based on this recipe
Salads
Leftovers

Dinner

Ready-to-Eat Seasoned Pork Loin
Hamburger Steaks with Gravy
Crockpot Chicken Fajitas
Grilled Cheese Night
Goulash
Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers

Prep-Ahead Plan

Mix and shape hamburger steaks
Make gravy
Slice onions & peppers
Make goulash
Mix meat mixture for stuffed peppers

This menu plan is linked to Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday link up.

Goals

I’m going to keep my goals light this week. Work is very overwhelming for both Keith and I right so surviving each day is my first priority. I don’t want to set myself up for failure by committing to too many things.

Send 2 Thinking of You cards – I want to make connecting with family & friends more of a priority this year

1 (more) blog post & 1 video published – I have so many topics & ideas in my head and I just need to allow myself to take for me and get them out there!!

Join in with my church’s Bible/study devotional book – We were in Tampa for the Outback Bowl on the first day of this reading plan and so I got behind from the first day. I felt like it was too late to catch up but after service yesterday I’m just going to jump in where they are. It’s better than nothing!!

We are still tiptoeing into normal life after the holidays. I know January is more than half over but I’m subscribing to a “Better Late Then Never” mentality.

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