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    Confession:  I hate to make dinner.

    I know, I know, worst wife/mom ever, right?  It’s just that I always put it off and never have any ideas and then I look at the clock between 4 & 5 PM and think, “Dang…what should I make for dinner?”  No wonder it’s stressful!  About a month ago I started making a meal plan menu for the week on Sunday nights.  I’d grocery shop Monday morning for that week & be all prepared.  No more waiting til the last minute to plan & prepare.  Each morning I’d set out whatever I needed {thaw meat, put stuff in crockpot, cut & store veggies, etc.} and then the late afternoon/evening prep was much more enjoyable!  What a surprise, right?  I’ve got to be the first woman ever to have figured this concept out! (;

    The last couple weeks were all thrown off because of the communicable disease that chose to run rampant in our home {ha!} and I got out of the habit.  Last night I sat down & worked it out again though, so I thought I’d share.  Enjoy!

    {PS: Dinners around here consist of a lean & green friendly meal for myself & the same for the husband and kiddos, but with an added carb to theirs.}

    Monday: Baked cilantro/lime Tilapia, {using this recipe, but subbing tilapia for shrimp} Green salad, baked sweet potato

    Tuesday: Crockpot chicken, Asparagus, Wheat pasta

    • 24 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
    • 1 celery stalk
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 16 oz fat free low sodium chicken broth

    -Put all ingredients in crock pot, chicken broth until chicken is covered, add additional seasonings as desired.  Cover & cook on high for 4 hours.

    Wednesday: Ground Turkey boat with French bread

    Thursday: Chicken & veggie stir fry, brown rice

    Friday: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce, corn

    Saturday: Leftovers/Date Night

    Sunday: Veggie &/or cheese Omelets & wheat toast

    I’d LOVE to hear what’s on your menu for the week.  Feel free to share your recipes, too!


2 Responses to This week in Dinner

  • Meredith S wrote on June 6, 2012 at 8:29 // Reply

    first of all…… WHAT AN AMAZING GUY. So glad you found him and you guys married. You guys are such a good team. Second of all, awesome job! you are so great Karli! so inspiring . (:


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