This is my first full week back to work after the holidays. I did actually do some work during the break but I kept it to the bare minimum and really allowed myself some down time. It. Was. Glorious!
Don’t get me wrong. I love my job. I love the writing and the creativity and I love being able to interact with others through social media. It’s just that the end of the year is SO busy and it was difficult to find a moment to myself. So, I did a bunch of reading (look for some book recommendation posts coming soon) and got back into some neglected crafting.
You can expect to see some paper quilling, embroidery, silk ribbon embroidery, and needle felting projects in the next month or two. The time to just be creative at my own pace was so relaxing. Have you taken any time for some fun and self care lately?
This weekly menu plan has several meals based on soup. I have to admit, I’m not usually such a big soup fan but I’ve been feeling all cozy and craving soothing comfort food like that. And after all, it is National Soup Month!
WEEKLY MENU 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
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
Lasagna soup (SC), Caesar salad, garlic bread
Pea meal bacon pineapple burgers (FF), oven fries, coleslaw
Potato chip chicken fingers, roasted potatoes with cheese, bacon, and onions, spinach
Pork chops and rice, green beans, corn
Japanese onion soup (SC), cheese scones, tossed green salad
Pierogi casserole, broccoli, carrots
Chicken and dumplings, peas, butternut squash
Looking for some super quick and easy meals? Check out these delicious 15 minute main dish recipes.
Save time and effort with 20 Easy Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
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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