We’re back from a week in Florida, and while I’m still exhausted (and still doing laundry), I’m reminded that I love having my home systems in place to make life flow easier. I worked out a meal plan on the long drive and was ready to hit the grocery store when we got back, so now we’re set up for the week and still on budget. I kept things easy this week with a couple of slow cooker meals and a teeny bit of convenience food (some frozen sweet potato fries):
Meatless Monday Greek Salad with feta and garbanzo beans
Tuesday Crockpot Broccoli & Beef, rice noodles
Wednesday I have a big pack of bone-in chicken thighs, so I’m going to cook them in the crockpot Tuesday night to make homemade chicken broth, then cook our favorite Tortilla Soup in the slow cooker all day Wednesday.
Thursday Using the leftover cooked chicken from the broth cook, we’ll have chicken tacos with black beans and brown rice.
Friday Pineapple Pork, leftover brown rice, green beans
Saturday Chicken tenders (made with crushed Corn Chex and Parmesan cheese), sweet potato fries, corn on the cob
We didn’t eat out TOO much on vacation, but it’s still nice to get back to healthier family dinners. Hope you have some good meals planned for this week, too! For inspiration, head over to the Menu Plan Monday linky at OrgJunkie.