Monday, August 10, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

My 'make-ahead' meal planning is really working for our family!
It has been a real help to Doug who is home with the kids all day (AND trying to run a full time business)! It's so nice not to have to worry about what's for dinner. Plus, after a long day at the hospital, it is VERY nice to be able to come home and eat a hot meal with the family...and left overs make for great lunches the next day!

Cabbage Rolls. I'll make these up Sunday night before going to bed and put them in the crock pot. All Doug has to do is put them on to cook that morning when he gets up...and maybe make a salad to go with it!

Tuesday: Spinach Lasagna. This is a very easy make ahead dish when using the no-cook noodles. I'll assemble this before going to work and Doug can pop it in the oven about an hour before I get home.

Wednesday: Shredded BBQ Pork Sandwiches. A pork roast will go into the crock pot with a bottle of really good sauce to cook low and slow all day long! Will serve with a little pasta salad.

Thursday: Chicken Fajitas. Meat for this meal was cooked on Saturday so all Doug has to do is heat and serve with all the fixings.


Saturday: Homemade Pizza. Doug has a wedding to shoot so it will be just me and the kids. They love making their own individual pizzas using artisan bread.

Sunday: Baked Ziti and Homemade Garlic Bread. Will use some homemade sauce from the freezer for this quick dish.


Veronica said...

Yum! Can you share the recipe for cabbage rolls?

JoAnnC. said...

We use brown rice instead of white.