can't begint to tell you how successful our menu plan was last week. we were eating better, everyone was happy getting a pick for the week and we had great leftovers for lunch. win, win, win.
this week's menu ended up being very crockpot heavy. probably a good thing. my head is swimming with a very large to do list. what we're going to have for dinner is not something i want to be worrying about at the end of the day.
here's what we'll be dining on this week :
meatless monday : crockpot picadillo. i was instantly intrigued by this recipe when it popped up in my google reader. she promises the whole family will love it. considering the middle child is having issues with actually eating her dinner as of late, this will be the perfect test.
i've selected monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. my meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because i also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. what can i say, i'm nice like that.
tuesday : crock pot italian sloppy joes. another new recipe this week. i'm thinking of putting them on wraps or sandwich thins instead of buns. so trying to kick buns to the curb. too. much. bread.
wednesday : crock pot chicken enchilada soup. my third of three new recipes. all from skinnytaste. we're big soup eaters - at least andy and i are - so i'd love to add a new one to our line up.
thursday : slow cooker beef and tomato stew. andy's pick for the week. we just had this a few weeks ago but it was obviously a hit. easy to throw together with the stew in the crockpot and rice in the ricemaker.
friday : oven baked chicken fajitas. one of my all-time fave recipe finds on pinterest. my version has approximately three times more veggies than the original recipes and it's oh so tasty.
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homestyle chicken and noodles. awesome. it's like the inside of a pot pie with noodles. great leftover the next day for lunch. will definitely make again.