Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Family Meal Plans Week 8

Monday, March 2, 2015

Family Meal Plans Week 8

This week is full of simple dishes that require very little recipes. This week our home has been under the weather. We have been spending our time binge watching on Netflix, catching up on Master Chef Junior (my kids love this), and spending a lot of time resting. Miss Priss also got her braces on this week, so soft foods were a must as well. This week's menu plan reflects that. :)

Sunday 2/22/15- Grilled Cheese and Spinach Sandwiches and Steamed Cauliflower

Tonight I was a tad behind on dinner, because I was spent the majority of my afternoon making lemon poppy seed bread and brownies to stock up our freezer with. I have been trying to keep our freezer stocked with some yummy goodies, so that we don't turn to store bought treats when we want to indulge our sweet tooth. It is a process making sure I manage my time each week to bake a few things from scratch. I am trying to be better at it, since I know when I do bake things, my family is able to snack on things that are not chock full of preservatives...something we are slowly trying to get away from.

Grilled cheese is a great fall back meal. I used my American cheese I purchased at Costco HERE. We added spinach to up the veggies and served steamed cauliflower on the side that I got from Bountiful Baskets on Saturday.

Monday 2/23/15- Breakfast Night- Bacon, scrambled eggs, and fruit salad

Family Meal Plans Week 8

Breakfast food is where it is at people! I love including a breakfast night often in my meal plan rotation. It is simple to make and is always a crowd favorite. Recently I have been on a fruit salad kick. With strawberries, blueberries, bananas, apples, and kiwis all ready to be used in my fridge....a fruit salad was a no brainer to add to our meal. We ate the whole bowl people. Yum!

Tuesday 2/24/15- BLT Sandwiches, steamed zucchini, and purple potatoes

Family Meal Plans Week 8

In our family, bacon is something that brings the kids around during meal prep time. They hear it sizzling, they want to help, and of course sample taste it. On this particular night, Libby was sick and resting on the couch, so Keagan decided to help me by cooking bacon and putting toast in the toaster. Having some helping hands was a nice treat!

Wednesday 2/25/15- Chili and cornbread

I found a few seasoning packets I snagged from my grandma, so I decided to use one of them on Wednesday. We had yummy chili and cornbread. For the chili, I followed the seasoning packet's instructions. The cornbread was homemade and was so delicious. It is my go to cornbread recipe. It takes only a few minutes to whip up and is super moist! I used whole wheat flour instead of white to up the whole grain factor.

Family Meal Plans Week 8

Family Meal Plans Week 8

Here's the yummy recipe friends! 

Cornbread

1 cup flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
2 tbl butter (I used coconut oil)

Preheat oven to 425'. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients. Next add wet ingredients. Stir till just combined. Pour into a 8 inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve warm.

Thursday 2/26/15- Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and lentil soup

Family Meal Plans Week 8

Keagan and I joined forces again on Thursday to make grilled cheese and soup. I heated the soup in the microwave and he made the sandwiches. I love that this guy is wanting to help more with cooking. He gets a huge smile on his face and you can tell he is loving what he is doing :)

Friday 2/27/28- Pizza Night

By Friday I was not feeling much like cooking...or getting off the couch either. Libby's cold had hit me and it had hit hard. Hubby went to Wal-Mart and snagged a few Red Barron Pizzas for him and the boy. The pizzas were under $4...less than Little Ceasars. I was very thankful I didn't have to make dinner.

Saturday 2/28/15- Pizza Night...again

By Saturday, Keagan had started in with the flu, so Hubby was on his own yet again for dinner. He made himself another freezer pizza and the kids and I ate canned soup. Simple and easy. Just what you need when you feel under the weather.

Sunday 3/1/15- Crock-pot Cheesy Noddle Turkey Soup

Alright folks, I often get asked if I have many failures in the kitchen...well I hope you all know the answer to that question...it is a heck yes. Sunday in particular was a huge failure in the kitchen. I had found a tasty looking recipe in one of my cookbooks, pulled everything out of my freezer and pantry to make it, and did my thang. Well let me just tell you...it was not good. It was super bland and just overall yuck.

We ended up eating leftover pizza from the night before and baked butternut squash. Keagan had oatmeal, since he was still getting over a stomach bug. Some nights it happens when your plans go wonky ad don't turn out how you'd like..... and when it does we have to make due and have a good laugh :)


We are all starting to feel like ourselves again, but will be spending another day or two getting back to normal. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

What did your meal plan look like last week?

XO Danielle

1 comment:

  1. So sorry you and family have been sick.. Hope all is feeling better.
    You did a great job with the meals and very sweet of your son to help you cook..He is adorable.

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