Meal Planning: Week of October 21

It’s another week of Meal Planning!

Last week went well. I did stray from the plan on one night. After playing outside with the kids on a chilly afternoon, all I could think about was soup. So I cracked open a can of Trader Joe’s Lentil Vegetable soup and made grilled cheese sandwiches. We don’t have canned soup often but I like to keep a few on hand for quick meals. It hit the spot and I didn’t have to deal with two four hungry bears while we waited for dinner. 🙂

The hardest days of the week for eating dinner are Monday and Friday in the HFM house. Ron and I are both at work all day. The kids are in school all day. By the time we all get home, we’re tired. I try to plan for easy dinners like leftovers or breakfast for dinner. That’s one of our go-to’s if we want something fast and easy. It’s on the plan every week!

Here’s what my meal plan looks like this week:

Sunday: Baked Hake with roasted Brussels Sprouts.

Monday: Breakfast for dinner

Tuesday: Lentil Mushroom Burger

Wednesday: Crock Pot Taco Two Bean Soup

Thursday: Veggie Quiche (based loosely on this recipe)

Friday: Leftovers

Saturday: Take out/Dinner out

My original plan was for fish tacos on Sunday but the fish guy talked me into trying Hake. I’ve never had it. He said it’s just like Haddock but sweeter. We’ll see how it goes over.

*Edited to add for those who are interested

 Crock Pot Taco Two Bean Soup

28 oz. can crushed tomatoes

2 c frozen corn ( I like Trader Joe’s roasted corn)

2 c black beans

2 c pinto beans

Ranch Seasoning (see note)

2 Tb Taco Seasoning

1 small onion, chopped

Put all ingredients in the Crock Pot. Cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Note: To make your own ranch seasoning combine the following in a small bowl

1 tsp dried chives

1 tsp dried parsley

1 tsp dried dillweed

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

What are you planning for dinner this week?

15 comments on “Meal Planning: Week of October 21

  1. There was some discussion about hake on the Martha Stewart morning show (can’t remember the name of the show). Apparently its getting more popular and if I remember correctly it’s fresh and caught with nets as opposed to being farm raised.

    Breakfast for dinner is my fave!
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  2. That soup sounds great–thanks for sharing the recipe. I am always on the lookout for vegetarian crockpot meals because it has become a necessity the past few months.
    We just had breakfast for dinner last week and my kids thought it was awesome so I think we’ll be adding it to the rotation more often.
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  3. I was actually JUST looking for a homemade ranch dip mix recipe — I was tired of spending $1.50 per packet at the grocery store. Can’t wait to try this! 🙂

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