Menu Plan Monday – November 5

This past week felt like one of these weeks where everything that could go wrong did. Though I feel I have no right to complain after the devastation the Northeast has been through from Hurricane Sandy. It is hard to imagine what many are still going through almost a week later.

And it is crazy weeks like this past one that I’m glad I steadfastly plan out my meals in advance every week. Even if I don’t always follow through on all the meals or in the exact order they are written, I at least have a point of reference so that I don’t have to stress over what my family will be eating for dinner. Before children it wasn’t as big of a deal, but I always want to have a good meal on the table, no matter how simple, for my son (and daughter soon enough!).

Zucchini Pizza Bites

One thing that did go right, was my television segment on Friday morning discussing healthy tailgating with kids. If you missed it, please watch the clip below and to find the recipes like the Zucchini Pizza Bites pictured above, go here.

CBS Atlanta 46

Here is what I have planned for this week with some extra fruit and garden vegetables thrown in (would you believe I just harvested a bunch of tomatoes to ripen in the window this past week?!):

Monday: Black Bean Veggie Quesadillas with Sauteed Spinach and Sliced Pineapple

Tuesday: Lemon and Herb CrockPot Roasted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday: Dinner at Church

Thursday: Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole with Sliced Tomato

Friday: Cheesy Meat Loaf Minis with Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Saturday: Sweet Apple & Squash Lasagna with a Spinach Salad (bumped from last week)

Sunday: Simple Supper

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