Hello everyone! I'm back this week with the meal plan AND grocery list. Hooray! For the next couple of weeks, it's smooth sailing...nothing crazy in our schedule...well, nothing crazier than usual. I'm looking forward to the menu this week...and the menu next week too! But I'm getting ahead of myself, I will post that next Sunday.
There are a couple of sites that I want to share before I post the meal plan. First, a handy little savings site I just found called Grocery Server. First off, it's free. BONUS! I refuse to pay for coupon sites...what's the point? Here's what it does: you just type in your grocery list and the site shows you what is on sale in YOUR TOWN on the list, where you can find the sale, AND provides coupons if they are available. I tried it out and my conclusion: It's pretty handy! Check it out at www.groceryserver.com
The next site I want to share is an online community forum, "Mom's the Word on Dinner". This one I haven't tried out yet, but it sounds pretty cool. I seem to be in an ongoing conversation with other moms, both in my circle of friends and when I'm out teaching, about getting our children to eat healthier. This forum sounds like a good source for dealing with this dilemma.
Here's an excerpt from the email I received from Mom Select regarding the forum:
Ragú® is launching "Mom's the Word on Dinner," an online community for moms to laugh, learn and share their take on what really happens at dinnertime.
Ragú® is teaming up with some familiar faces, including some of the fabulous ladies of Momversation™, to bring moms together to share stories and tips, celebrate the small wins and laugh about situations that only other moms can relate to. Each month, this online community will be tackling topics from how to deal with picky eaters, to getting them to eat their veggies to what's being discussed at the dinner table, with some tips from parenting expert and author, Dr. Michele Borba, and Registered Dietician, Dr. Felicia Stoler.
It's definitely worth a look. I figure that the folks at Ragu must know a little about nutrition since they've figured out how to pack 2 full servings of veggies into just 1/2 cup of their delicious Old World Style Traditional pasta sauce! Check it out HERE on Facebook.
Finally, a few links to recipes here on Krista's Kitchen to those of you observing Meatless Fridays during the season of Lent. Check out the Meatless Meals and Seafood labels in my sidebar for dinner ideas.
Okay that's enough housekeeping, now for the meal plan! Oh wait, one more note: For a printable copy of the meal plan and grocery list, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the provided link.
Monday March 14th
White Bean Fennel Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Tuesday March 15th
Wednesday March 16th
Thursday March 17th
Crock Pot Irish Stew
White Soda Bread
Friday March 18th
Veggie Skillet Lasagna
Saturday March 19th
Bacon Cheddar Meatloaves with Oven Baked Onion Rings
Sunday March 20th
1 large sweet onion
1 fennel bulb, also called anise
baby spinach (6-7 cups)
1 head of lettuce
sour cream (I use reduced fat)
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1-1/2 to 2 lbs lamb shoulder roast
5 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1- 15 oz. can white beans
1-14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
oil, olive or canola
sliced black olives
light red kidney beans
4 cups beef broth
Doritos or other nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips, baked or regular
1 package taco seasoning
no-bake lasagna noodles
Peas - if you like them- for the stew.
For a printable version of this meal plan and grocery list click HERE.
Happy Cooking, everyone!