I am SO excited for this week. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for the week of Victoria Day weekend before ever!! WOOHOO to the long weekend! Part of it is wishful thinking – Victoria Day is the unofficial start of summer around here and I’m hoping it’s going to bring some summer (or even spring!) weather with it.
Just how many of the most recent weekly menu plans do you suppose I’ve spent talking about the weather? Sigh. It’s not like it’s been cold. It’s just not really warm either. Nor sunny. I just want that feeling of spring – know what I mean? Anyway, I’m going to be hopeful and this weekly meal plan is going to full of summery meals!
Oh and yes, there has been a bit of a hiatus from these meal plans. My daughter has been quite sick with her pregnancy and my son-in-law first had to have an appendectomy and then had an abscess from the surgery so it’s been CRAZY around here! We’re back on track now 🙂
WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MENU PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
BBQ – GRILLED FOOD
Fridays are now ALWAYS going to be meat-free until Easter. I’m also planning extra simple meals on Saturdays and Sundays so that we truly can take a Sabbath and spend some time focusing on family and fun!
This Week’s Meals
You will find that most of these meals are under $10 based on prices (sale prices where possible) in London, Ontario, Canada. We are feeding a family of 4 – 3 adults and 1 toddler, all with healthy appetites. We generally have some leftovers from our meals and if these aren’t being used as part of another meal, they are used for lunches throughout the week.
Prices are based mostly on those at No Frills and FreshCo, the two grocery stores we frequent most often with an occasional shop at Loblaws for some of the more gourmet items (and because it’s just my favorite store – it even has a Starbucks!).
We have tons of chicken legs in the freezer. They were on for $1 a lb (unheard of around here!) so they’ll be perfect for the BBQ. I’ve been itching to try this Cocoa and Coffee Grilled Chicken (BBQ) recipe. Sounds so unique and yummy! Foil packet potatoes (BBQ). Grilled asparagus. Carrots.
Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Buns. (SC) Tortellini Salad. Grilled Mexican Street Corn.
Grilled Beer & Honey Chicken with Barley & Lentil Salad (BBQ), yellow and green beans. Once again, we’ll be using some of our chicken legs from the freezer but you can use any type of chicken pieces you like. We’re using non-alcoholic beer – we generally do this anyway what with a little one in the house (you can’t be guaranteed that all of the alcohol will cook away) but with my daughter pregnant again (YAY!!!), I especially wanted to point this out. It still delivers the same flavor.
It’s Bible Study night for me (Book of Luke) so I’ll be eating out. Rest of the family is having a simple supper of spaghetti, Caesar salad, and garlic bread.
Butter Burgers (FF) (BBQ), Oven fries with dipping sauce (I mix mayo with BBQ sauce. Delish!) Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad.
Super simple meal: Sloppy Joes, raw carrots, celery, and cauliflower with dip, pickles
Rosemary Ranch Grilled Chicken (BBQ) Maple Bacon Baked Beans. Bacon Cheddar Macaroni Salad. Peaches and Cream Pie for dessert.
Breakfasts and Lunches
Canned soups. Frozen soups and chili.
Pancakes or waffles (we always have mix on hand)
Yogurt and bran cereal parfaits
Toast with jam and goat cheese or peanut butter
Sandwiches – lunch meat or chicken or cheese or cucumber and onions, selection depending on what’s on hand and on sale that week. This week we are having some egg salad wraps since both eggs and tortillas were on sale.
Salads – chef’s salad with hard boiled eggs, ham, and cheese added, Waldorf salad, Cobb salad
What is on your menu for this week?
Looking for some super quick and easy meals? Check out these delicious 15 minute main dish recipes.
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Here’s a full 30 days worth of quick, easy, and inexpensive main dish ideas here.
You can find more of my menu plans here.
And check out more meal plan ideas over on Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com
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