What We’re Eating This Week – September 24

Our birthday party dinner – one of our favorites!

We have one more super busy week, and then we head into a month or so of just the regular routine minus The Coach until football season is over. This week includes the boys’ activities, a night of me working late, Roo’s birthday, and an added night of football since The Coach’s game is on Saturday this week because of scheduling issues. Another week of survival mode with lots of meals out of the freezer and then I’m looking forward to a little more actual cooking as we head into colder weather. Can’t wait to get the crockpot going with yummy soups and casseroles! I’ll be linking up on I’m an Organizing Junkie if you’re looking for more meal planning ideas! Or check out and follow my Yummy board on Pinterest! Interested in meal planning? Check out my post on meal planning.

Here’s what we’re eating this week:

Breakfasts (we don’t plan for each day – see here for why – but these are our choices along with a fruit)

  • Cereal
  • Granola bars and yogurt
  • Pancakes
  • Cream of Wheat or oatmeal
  • Toast or English Muffins

Lunches

  • Roo: Monday – Lunchable, Tuesday – school lunch, Wednesday – school lunch, Thursday – sandwich, Friday – school lunch (Roo gets to pick after going through the lunch menu from school)
  • Monkey: Monday – Lunchable, Tuesday – Spaghettio’s, Wednesday – soup, Thursday – sandwich, Friday – Lunchable
  • Me: Monday – leftover tacos from the birthday party, Tuesday – probably one more day of leftover tacos!, Wednesday – leftover meatloaf, Thursday – sandwich, Friday – soup

Dinners

  • Monday – Fried chicken, mac & cheese, veggies
  • Tuesday – Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, veggies
  • Wednesday – Church youth night
  • Thursday – Soup and Sandwiches
  • Friday – ?? Not sure what plans are this night so leaving it open ??
  • Saturday – Pizza
  • Sunday – Chili, cornbread
I’ve had quite a few friends ask me about how I make my meatloaf. To be honest, I have no actual recipe, because I use whatever I have in the house so it is often different every time. But here’s my basic formula:
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1 lb ground beef
1 egg
1 cup of any of the following: breadcrumbs, oatmeal, crushed crackers
1/2 cup of any of the following: ketchup, barbecue sauce, tomato sauce
1/4 cup of any of the following (if it looks too dry): apple juice, beer, water
You can add: diced onion, diced green pepper, shredded carrot, any other veggie you can dice or shred!
I use whatever seasoning I have around and am in the mood for, such as: garlic, oregano, basil, parsley, seasoning salt, etc.
Mix everything together. I bake my meatloaf in little mini-loafs using a muffin pan. They bake faster, freeze easily, and are the perfect size for little ones. I sometimes add mashed potatoes like frosting on top to make Meatloaf Cupcakes. :) I bake it at about 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

What are you eating this week? Leave a comment and feel free to link back to your blog if you have your plan posted!

Comments

  1. Yes, I love this time of year.
    I’m always interested in some new recipes to add to my Recipe File Box. That’s why I love MPM!
    Looks like there’s going to be lots of yummy meals eaten this week.

    • Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Nothing fancy this week – but all meals that are easy and my family loves! Have a wonderful week!

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