Welcome back to Meal Plan Monday, friends. I was going to skip it this week (for reasons I’ll explain momentarily) but 1) This series just got started and I don’t want to skip out the second week in, 2) I need to map out the meals this week more than ever and 3) May as well give you a glimpse into a less than ideal week early on, amIright?
So here we go:
As I mentioned above, this week is a bit of a gong show from a scheduling perspective. There are a few things up in the air that might mean that I’m not home to make dinner on nights I plan on being home. The start of the week, the boys have a hockey event to attend and their usual Cub night on Tuesday. I’m leaving the rest of the week as easy, straightforward meals because I anticipate the week being a little exhausting.
Monday night, we are out and about once the boys get off the bus, so dinner will be eaten on the fly. Likely fast food. The vote often comes down between Subway and McDonald’s and we have coupons for Subway, so we’ll likely stack the deck in favor of Subway.
Tuesday night is a quick cook and eat night so that our Cubs can get to their meeting in time. Hamburgers, chips and raw veggies are the name of the game.
Wednesday night is Fend for Yourselves again, but I’ll be making manicotti to bring over to my sister in law. She just had a new baby and requested my manicotti as a “welcome home” meal. I’ll make enough for a couple of meals for them and dinner for us on Thursday night with manicotti and Caesar salad.
Friday night we’re keeping it really easy because I don’t anticipate having much left in the tank, so grilled cheese and fruit will be the solution. For what it’s worth, Boy #1 states that my grilled cheese is the best, so I’ll take that win.
Saturday I want to try the Pulled Pork recipe from 100 Days of Real Food blog. She’s never steered me wrong and Boy #2 has been asking for pulled pork sandwiches for quite a while. I finally was able to find pork shoulder, so bring it on. Bonus, it is mostly crockpot work, so it’s an easy one to pull off. Perfect for a Saturday.
Sunday we have the End of Season party for Boy #2’s team. It’s a pizza party with potluck sides and desserts. Good times will be had by all, I’m sure.
Nothing really fancy, but let’s be honest, my boys don’t go for fancy.
With the impending end of season hockey party coming up, and with it my last official duties as hockey team manager, I better get making a list of things I need to do before Sunday. Because the week is going to go far faster than I anticipate.
And I already anticipate it flying by.
See you at the rink,