Our Easter 2018 Menu

Since I’m eating a vegetarian diet, coming up with a holiday diet is going to be interesting.

I went to Skinny Taste to try to find some vegetarian dishes that might be delicious.  I ended up finding all of my vegetarian dishes on her blog.  Not only will be my dishes will be vegetarian, they will also be healthy.

For the Meat Lovers in My Family:


Mashed Potatoes

Roasted carrots or Honey Glazed Carrots

The Vegetarian Part of the Meal

(All of the recipes come from Skinny Taste.)

Portabello Shepherd’s Pie (My main dish)

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Spiralized carrots with lemon and dijon

Brussel Sprouts and shallots with a balsamic glaze or makeover spinach gratin

Berry Salad

Shared Components of the Meal

Deviled Eggs

Easy Garlic Knots

Dessert – I haven’t decided on the dessert.


Happy Eating,




Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 19, 2018

It’s been a while since I menu planned.  With my gallstones, food has not been appetizing.  I create a menu but then decide I don’t want to eat any of the food on the menu plan.

Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of February 19, 2018”

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of January 1, 2018

Can you believe it is already 2018?  Neither can I.

For Christmas,  I got myself a meal planner.  As I mentioned in my review of 2017, I am going to begin a weight loss challenge/ fitness challenge at work starting on Friday.  I want to get a jump start on the challenge so I got myself a Skinnytaste Meal Planner.  Actually Mom and the Wee One got it me for Christmas.

It is neat because it has a spot for the meal plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and then an actually tracker of what you have eaten with a spot for calories or Weight Watchers points.  The planner also has a spot for a grocery list.

There is also a spot for an exercise tracker which is great.




I’m hoping this meal planner will help me with my goals.

Every year, we have sauerkraut and pork for dinner on New Year’s Day  so that is on the menu for Monday.

pork and sauerkraut

If you look at the planner, you can see what I have planned to cook for the week.

A couple of the dinners are from the freezer.  I made freezer kits for my slow cooker a few weeks ago so I’m going to utilize those for a couple times during the week.

Two of the dinners will be made in my instant pot while four of the meals will be made in my slow cooker.  I love using those two appliances to help me make sure dinner is on the table in a reasonable time.

After I planned the meal, I went to the Kroger Clicklist to order my groceries for the week.  With the cold weather we are currently having, it is easier to order the food.  Associates will then bring the food out to your car.  Convenient during these cold winter months.

So without any further ado, here is my menu for the week.


Pork and sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, honey glazed carrots


Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with black beans and rice


Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Taco Soup w/ Cornbread


Mexican Pinto Beans w/ Cornbread




Garlic Mint Pork – Sides to be determined


Breakfasts – Hard boiled eggs, fruit, baked oatmeal, omelet muffins

Lunch – Artichoke and shrimp quinoa bowl, Cobb Salad, Yogurt, Applesauce, Salmon Cakes

Happy eating,

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 2017

My family has been upset because I have not been cooking many dinners lately.  All of our meals have been on a whim or we have gone out to eat.

Since I had the long Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to make freezer crock pot kits so dinners will be easier for us. Continue reading “Mom, What’s For Dinner? – December 2017”

Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of August 27, 2017 – Plus The Wee One’s Menu

I’m traveling to Pittsburgh next weekend to celebrate what would have been Tanya’s 40th birthday.

The Wee One loves to cook so he decided he wants to cook for his dad and brother while I’m gone.  So we sat down and planned dinners for while I’m away.  They need to be easy because he is a novice cook.

Here is what he’s planned for next weekend:

  • French Toast and bacon
  • Taco Salad for the Sunday night dinner – I already have the meat cooked.  He just needs to add the taco sauce.
  • Grilled cheese or cheese quesidillas

We are going to Save A Lot to get what he needs for those 3 days.

Last week I stated that I was going to put up these next two weeks’ worth of meals.  However I changed my mind.  I’ll share this week’s menu and then schedule next week’s menu.  It will go live next Monday.

My mom and I did a HUGE grocery shopping trip on Saturday.  Sam’s Club, Aldi, and Krogers.  I also went to Fresh Thyme on Friday night.  We are stocked up for the next two weeks except for the few items we need for the Wee One’s menu.  I’m also stopping at Aldi on Friday night to get a few items for my road trip.

Onto my menu plan for the next week:

Mongolian Beef Sheet Pan, Rice

Tangy Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Roast (Sunday night dinner), Roasted PotatoesRoasted Potatoes, Brown Sugar Carrots

Hash with left over roast

Sloppy Joes, Celery or Carrots, Chips

Meatloaf Muffins, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie


Pork chops, hamburger, and roast was on sale this weekend so I utilized those three proteins in our meal plan.  Hubby enjoyed the Mongolian Beef Sheet Pan recipe from a few weeks ago so I decided we were going to have that on our menu.

My lunch plan for this week:

  • Chicken Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Carrots and Cucumber with Hummus
  • Blue Tortilla Chips and Salsa
  • Fruit

My breakfast plan for this week:

  • Green Smoothie or Granola with Yogurt
  • Fruit – Grapes, Blueberries, or Mandarin Oranges
  • Nut Mix (Snack)

Happy Eating,



Mom, What’s For Dinner? – Week of August 20, 2017

It’s that time of week again.  It’s time for the menu for the week.

Last week after I made the menu, we had some difficulties with the dinners.  The meat I got from the grocery store expired much too quickly.  I had to get new meat in the middle of the week.

I decided to change up how I did dinners this week.  I made freezer packs.  Each night, I’ll get the next days’s meal out of the freezer to allow it to defrost.  The majority of our meals this week are going to be cooked in the slow cooker.  One is going to be cooked on the indoor grill.

Next week, I’ll have the menu for the next two weeks.  I’m going to be going away during Labor Day weekend.

Instead of assigning days to the meals I’m just going to list the meals:

Baby Back Ribs with Corn on the Cob and Roasted Potatoes

BBQ Shredded Chicken (Sloppy Chicken), Potato Chips, Veggies

Chicken Taco Soup

Orange Ginger Shredded Beef, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken, Quinoa, Peas



Lunch for this week:  Greek salad, Olive Hummus and Gluten Free Rosemary Crackers, Applesauce with Cinnamon, Hard Salami

20170821065419_IMG_0847.jpgBreakfast/ Snack for this week:  Yogurt with granola, oranges, Mixed Nuts


In other news, did you see the eclipse?  I only got to see it for a couple minutes.  When I got to see it a second time, it was so cloudy so I was fortunate to actually get to see it.  I’m in Dayton, Ohio which will be in the path of totality in 2024.


For more menus, please visit I’m an Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.

Happy eating,