Weekly Meal Plan: Eating In

Last week was so crazy busy and, on occasion, indulgent that we’re completely looking forward to a week of eating at home!

We have a couple of meals planned that will take a little longer to put together, but we’re keeping our Monday-Thursday dinners easy by using a combination of leftovers and quick dishes. Nathan has a couple of evening rehearsals this week and we are hoping to put in some house-shopping on Wednesday night, so this is really essential!

Here is our plan for the week:

Sunday – Paella – Nathan has been dying to make this again since we now have a gas grill he can use for it. Trying to do it on the stove top with our gargantuan paella pan just proved a little too difficult.
Monday  – Leftover Italian Bean Balls and Spaghetti Squash – We made these on Friday night and they were so good! I’ll stored the leftover balls separate from the leftover marinara to keep them from falling apart. I’ll heat up the balls in the oven and use the microwave for the other stuff.
Tuesday – Grilled Chicken Salad – No explanation needed!
Wednesday – Leftover Paella (this way we don’t wear ourselves out on it too quickly)
ThursdayCaramelized Onion Frittata
FridayArgentinean Pork – I haven’t decided on sides for this yet, but since I’m off on Fridays for a couple more weeks, I’ll see what inspires me Friday morning.
Saturday – We’re leaving this one open. We’ll be traveling to Suffolk, Virginia for Nathan’s family reunion for the day, so I don’t know if we’ll have any energy left to think about putting together dinner at home by the time we get back. We would both prefer to cook in, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Some of the ingredients for tonight's paella!

Some of the ingredients for tonight’s paella!

I’m really looking forward to a week of eating in! Be sure to check out what everyone else is eating this week over at Mommy Run Fast!


2 thoughts on “Weekly Meal Plan: Eating In

  1. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

    Ooh, we love paella! I know what you mean about being ready to eat at home after time indulging- it always feels good to get back to normal!


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