Meal Plan Monday

Hello Friends!  ONLY FIVE MORE DAYS TIL SUMMERRRRRRRRRR!!  We are seriously in the homestretch now, and even though I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we have a BIG week.  Two birthdays, a field trip, gifts to make, water days to attend, good gracious…I get the itching to start making a to-do list as I write this.  BUT, if I can just make it through this week…SUMMER!!!!!  And with that, here’s our meal plan for the week:

Tuscan Pasta with Ciabatta Bread 

I reviewed this recipe last week, and it’s a real meatless-dinner winner in my book.  We’ll be eating it with my favorite ciabatta from Aldi for an inexpensive and veggie filled dinner this week.

Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, and Green Beans with Strawberry Cake with Fresh Strawberries for GRACIE’S 5TH BIRTHDAY!

A birthday tradition that we have in our family is that the birthday boy/girl gets to pick what they want for their special dinner on their birthday, and I will make them whatever they want.  Gracie picked a family favorite with ham, mac and cheese, and green beans!  The girl loves her mac and cheese, so I’m happy to make it for her, if that’s what the birthday girl wants. 🙂

Slow Cooker Cuban Pork Roast, Rice, and Corn on the Cob

I have been wanting to try this Cuban Pork Roast recipe, and I think it’ll be really tasty over rice.  Hopefully we’ll have some leftover so I can make…

Cuban Sandwiches with Dill Pickle Chips

Really, I have wanted to make the pork roast just so I can make some Cuban sandwiches!  I haven’t had a real Cuban since back in my single working days, and they were so, so delicious.  And have you had Dill Pickle Potato Chips?? I had seen them in the stores before but never tried them until my friend introduced them to me a few weeks ago.  And OMG. If you like salt and vinegar chips, or really, if salt and vinegar chips are a bit toooooo much for you, Dill Pickle Chips are so perfect.  And great to echo the pickles in the Cubans.  Eeeeek….definitely most excited about this dinner!

Roasted Sausage, Potatoes, and Brussels Sprouts

Such an easy and tasty one-pan meal for a busy week.  I’ll probably put then oven at 400 degrees, and dice my potatoes and throw them on the baking sheet with olive oil, salt, and pepper, to roast about 15 minutes, before I half the brussels sprouts and dice the sausage to add to the baking sheet for another 15-20 minutes.

BBQ Chicken Salad

Another recipe that I reviewed last week, this BBQ Chicken Salad is so delicious and not only one of my favorite dinner salads, but just one of my favorite dinners, period!  It’s easy, cheap, and just really, really good.

So that’s what we’ll be eating this week!  What’s on your meal plan?  I love new new ideas!

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