Welcome to my very first meal planning post here at Everything Mom! I am so excited to be able to share the meals that I plan for my family with you! I love to cook, and have been turning out things in my kitchen since I became a foster Mom at 21 years old. With a couple of jobs and a teenager of my own, I know what it’s like to be busy and try to get a meal on the table. My philosophy is to create healthy, delicious, easy to make meals at home that my family will eat. You will find that I tend to make lots of things that can be frozen or prepped ahead, with lots of variety and tons of fresh veggies. Ready? Set? Let’s go!
| MONDAY |
Freybe Turkey and Chicken Sausages
Roasted yams and taters
I love Freybe’s Turkey and Chicken Sausages. We just popped them in a pan in a 350 F oven with a little bit of water on the bottom of the pan and baked them until they were heated through and browned. In the rack underneath, I made the roasted yams and taters. My recipe does say the yams and taters need a 425 F oven, but they will still work at 350 F. It just took a little longer, and I turned the oven up to crisp them up for the last few minutes. We had steamed peas with this, but sub in your favorite veggie.
| TUESDAY |
Cheap to make and tasty to eat, this soup tastes wonderful with some fresh thyme from the herb garden. Busy Mom tip: Freeze the leftover biscuits and the soup in single sized servings, all ready to pull out and tuck in a lunch box.
This is Jake’s all time favorite beef recipe. Tossed in a slow cooker, this one is so easy to prepare! If you don’t have a slow cooker, don’t despair-there’s also oven instructions. I love it on a crisp fall day, and leftovers make really delicious lunches.
| THURSDAY |
Don’t put that BBQ away just yet! I make these in the oven, but I can imagine that on the grill they would be heavenly. A bit spicy, sorta sweet, they are really delicious. Busy Mom tip: When you get home from shopping, pop the chicken in the marinade right away, so that you can have it ready to go the next day. I don’t recommend freezing the chicken in the marinade.
| FRIDAY |
I love this recipe because it’s so much easier than regular lasagna, and who can resist a cheesy pasta dish? You can buy your garlic bread if you wish, I tend to make my own. I DO buy a Caesar salad kit, just to make life a little easier.