Menu Plan Monday

My menu planning keeps becoming more interesting as the school year progresses. Three nights each week I give piano lessons from approximately 4-6. Another night I am running kids to activities from 4:30 to 5:45. These are prime meal prep hours, so I’m trying to do two things:  1) do as much preparation as I can earlier in the afternoon, and 2) use my kids, mainly the two older girls who are 11 and 13.

Really, I think it’s great practice for the girls to do some meal prep. I think we’re all familiar with some kids/now adults who never learned to cook. It’s not rocket science, but it does become better with practice.

So, here’s the week ahead:

Monday: Stacked Burrito Pie – my sister in law recommended this over Christmas.

Tuesday: Spinach Stuffed Shells – I may try to double this and freeze a pan.

Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches – new recipe

Toss a few frozen boneless, skiness chicken breasts in your crockpot. In a separate bowl, combine 12 oz. of BBQ sauce, 1/2 c. Italian salad dressing, 1/4 c. brown sugar and 2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce. Pour mixture over chicken and cook all day on low or 3-4 hours on low. Remove chicken from crockpot and let cool. Then use two forks to shred the meat. Return chicken to crockpot and stir.

Serve on buns.

Thursday: Poppyseed Chicken (there’s one in the freezer – yay!)

Friday: Make your own pizza, in which I make the crust and everyone creates their own pizzas.


3 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. I agree about allowing kids (once they’re old enough) to practice preparing meals. When I was in high school, I was responsible for planning and preparing one dinner a week. That experience was a big help when I was on my own.

    Freezer meals are SO convenient! Sounds like a great solution to your busy afternoons, too.

  2. Your Poppyseed Chicken and your menu look very good. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday. Thank you for sharing and you have a great week!

  3. How did the stacked burrito pie turn out?
    Really yummy – we all liked it! Thanks!

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