Sunday, October 26, 2014

My Weekly Meal Plan

15-Minute Creamy Chicken with Green Beans | Satisfying Eats

So I've been meaning to do this for a while now and then monday would sneak up on me, and I'd wait until the following week and blah blah blah. Anyways, I'm doing it now and I want to keep doing it every week but I'm not making any promises :) Some things you should know about me- my house is almost always messy, I'm awful at folding laundry, I grocery shop way too often, and I really hate cleaning my kitchen floor. BUT one thing I take pride in being good at is my weekly meal planning, and really, it makes my life so much easier. Who wants to think of what to make for dinner EVERY NIGHT?? It's a pain. I've learned that thinking about it one day a week is so much better. My goal is to share with you my meal plans and maybe give you something new to add to your menu, and you can share with me too, cool? Cool.

Monday: Sloppy Joes
Tuesday: Teriyaki Tacos (Taco Tuesday!)
Wednesday: Sausage and Veggie Bake
Thursday: BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potatoes
Friday: Chili (Halloween!)

Sloppy Joe Recipe:
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped, any color is fine. 
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp mustard (I like a spicy/sweet mixture, but regular is fab too!)
3/4 cup Ketchup
3 tbsp brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Brown that ground turkey with onions and peppers, then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about 15 minutes. Serve on whole wheat buns.

Teriyaki Tacos:
Ingredients:3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup teriyaki sauce or merinade
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp crushed red pepper 
1 bell pepper
1 onion
crushed pineapple
shredded cheese
Uncooked flour tortillas

Add chicken, 1/2 cup of the sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and crushed red pepper in your (beloved) crock pot, and cook on low for about 6 hours. Once the chicken is cooked, shred it and add the rest of the sauce. In a skillet saute your onion and pepper with a little olive oil and butter. Top your chicken filled tortillas with peppers and onions, then cheese and pineapple. Logan asks for this meal at least once a week.. so you'll probably see it again!

Sausage and Veggie Bake:
kielbasa sausage (or any kind you like, I get this at costco and the price is tough to beat)
3 large golden potatoes
2 bell peppers
1 onion
1 zucchini
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tbsp minced garlic 

brown your sausage in a skillet with olive oil (technically you can skip this step, but I like some char on my sausage) in a greased 9x13 pan, add your sliced veggies and top with garlic and crushed red pepper. Add sausage on top (along with any juice) and give it all a good toss. Bake at
375 for 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender

BBQ Chicken and Sweet Potatoes 
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup bbq sauce
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp minced garlic
frozen sweet potatoes
garlic salt
brown sugar

Marinate the chicken in a bag with bbq sauce, mustard, and garlic for about an hour. You can either bake it or grill it, I usually use my grill pan but do whatever tickles your fancy! For the potatoes just bake according to the directions and when they're done, toss with a bit of garlic salt and brown sugar and butter.

1 packet of McCormick chili seasoning
1 lb ground turkey
3 cans of various beans (red beans, pinto, and white are what I like)
2 cans of petite diced tomatoes
1 can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Throw all that in your crock pot on low for 7-8 hours, or high for 5 or 6. Top with sour cream, cheese, and fritos. Serve with corn bread, yummmmmmm!

Well, that was fun. Enjoy!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion, and green pepper; drain off liquids.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar; mix thoroughly.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
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  1. I totally had BBQ chicken and sweet potatoes last week! haha. Also we do tacos a lot, I'll have to try this version, the teriyaki sounds yum. Keep the ideas coming! This blog you guys are doing is so cute!