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Weekly Meal Plan- Week of Feb. 5

05 February 2012


A while ago I posted about doing a muffin tin salad meal for dinner. I love to do make-your-own salads because the kids are much more excited about eating salads when they make their own. However, make your own salads always turned into arguments and "stress" as someone ultimately took way more than their share of one or more topping. Using silicone muffin cups for the toppings makes life so much simpler since everyone has their own share already doled out.

Anyways, when I made the muffin tin salads, Abby from A House Of... commented that it would work well for taco salad.  Tonight, I decided to give it a try, and it was definitely a hit!

Meal Plans for the Week 
(Unless the Baby comes and then it's likely all out the window!! )

Dinner:

Sunday- Make your own "muffin tin" taco salads (using homemade taco seasoning)

Monday- Chicken Paprikash served with whole grain egg noodles (on last week's plan- didn't get made) *Also trying a variation of adding in some pureed sweet potato.

Tuesday- Chili

Wednesday- Garlic lime chicken, rice, cauliflower (made like "Broccoli that Tastes (Better Than) Good"

Thursday- Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas with homemade enchilada sauce (sauce recipe in comments section of recipe)

Friday- Bean and Smoked Sausage Soup-  (also in the plans for a week- or two?? I keep forgetting to soak the beans!!)


Breakfast:

Muffin Sunday- Pumpkin and Zucchini Muffins with Turkey Sausage

Smoothie Monday- Blueberry, Strawberry and Banana or Pinapple and Orange with toast

Eggs Tuesday- (Whole Wheat) Stovetop and Eggs (meant to make this last week, but it didn't happen) I got the idea from a friend in college- Cook Stovetop stuffing, then scramble eggs. When eggs are almost done but not set, add stovetop and stir together.

Sandwich Wednesday- "Starbuck's Sandwiches" Egg, ham and cheese on sandwich thins

Oatmeal Thursday- Oatmeal with bananas and berries

Yogurt Friday- Greek Yogurt with berries/ Cinnamon toast

Pancake Saturday- Daddy's pancakes

*This post is linked up to: Muffin Tin Monday, Org Junkie,






20 comments:

  1. I LOVE the salad idea. Sadly now sure it would still get my kiddo to eat his salad, but I love it anyways. Those cute little cups are on my to get list.

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    1. I found the round ones, believe it or not, at Dollar Tree! The heart, triangle, and star ones were a lucky find at Home Goods. And you never know, your little guy could surprise you! Maybe he could help you fill the cups... My 2 year old didn't eat much but kept saying, "Dis is goot salad!"

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  2. I still struggle getting salads in my 5 year old! Doesn't seem to matter what I do. Mmmm, I myself love a good taco salad :-)

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  3. I'm glad they all enjoyed it. When I forget to soak my beans I just throw them into the slow cooker for about 5 hours, on high, and they are fully cooked without soaking them. It's been a meal saver several times.

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I'm trying to use more dried beans, but the soaking always gets me. Either I forget to soak them, or soak them too long and then they just seem really gross to me. It's something I'm going to need to keep practicing with in order to get more comfortable.

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  4. Stove Top and eggs sounds wonderful. I wonder how it would taste with cornbread stuffing.

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  5. Great idea! Though I think I'd have to switch the greens for pasta and then maybe Mr 3 would participate! :P

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    1. Hey, it's a start... maybe you could a few greens in a cup and see if he adds them :)

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  6. Love the Starbucks breakfast sammies idea. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! When I in my first trimester and a nauseated all the time, sometimes I could stomach an artisan ham, egg and cheese sandwich from Starbucks. My kids always wanted one too, but I was a selfish, sick mama, so I said, "no," but suggested we could make one at home- thus, Starbuck's Sandwiches!

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  7. Your menu sounds deslih! Love the muffin cup idea. :-)

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    1. Thank you! So far we've been enjoying our meals this week!

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  8. Taco salad Muffin tin meal? That looks delish! Thank you for joining in Muffin tin monday each week.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! It was a big hit... I will definitely be doing it again!

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  9. Nice idea! Whenever someone is eating a salad my daughter always wants a bite. What a good idea to have her make her own! She's not a fan of taco meat but I could just leave that out!

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    1. When my oldest 2 were little, I always assumed they wouldn't like or eat salad. Then we went to my brother-in-law's house and each kid was served their own salad. They ate it without comment. My daughter went through a phase where she didn't really like salad, but now they all love them (and will eat ours if we don't give them or order them their own!!)

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