It seems that the craziness is going to continue a little bit longer here at my house, as it has since before the holidays. That’s why I’m so glad to have some easy dinner meals to fall back on so that meal time is as easy as it can be.
I think I told you a couple of weeks ago that the heating system to our home had finally given out. We did get it replaced, but found out that we would be eligible for some rebates if we had a home energy audit done.
So last week we had the audit done, and found that we need some new insulation and some other improvements in order to get the most energy savings. Luckily, after all the work is done, the rebate that we are eligible for will cover all the insulation work and give us a good amount towards the heat pump.
Add to that a medical test someone in the family needs to have next week, and the loss of our piano teacher (who came out and said that she didn’t want to teach one of my children any more), and school cancellations/early dismissals because of weather, it’s been quite a time.
So I’m very pleased that meal times have really been very easy, thanks to having a meal plan and the ability to choose such easy dinner meals! It’s so nice to mix up some homemade ranch dressing to smear on some chicken drumsticks and then just throw them in the oven…and dinner’s done (and I get rave reviews from the kids!).
I hope you’ll try out some of these recipes, as they have really become some of our favorites 🙂
As usual, my menu plan is Trim Healthy Mama-friendly. If you aren’t familiar with Trim Healthy Mama, head over to read all about how I became a Trim Healthy Mama and lost 35 pounds in 7 months.
Here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Fried eggs, sausage, berries (S)
Scrambled Eggs with cheese, bacon, sauteed zucchini and mushrooms or spinach (S)
Yuck Yum Bitty (E)
Leftovers most days
Big salad with tuna or cooked ground beef (S)
Sweetie on Steroids (E)
Tuscan Cream Chicken, broccoli (S)
Cowboy Grub, salad (E)
Cheeseburger soup (S)
Cabb and Saus Skillet, deviled eggs (S)
Bangin’ Ranch Drums, salad (S)
Eat Out 2 times
If you need some inspiration for your own menu plan, check out my past menu plans and the Menu Plan Monday link-up over at Org Junkie. Be sure to grab your free menu planning printable to help make your planning easy.
What’s on your menu this week?