Sunday, October 21, 2012

What's For Dinner...Menu Planning Week 4

No you didn't miss a week...I did!  I left last week in the hands of my dear Mom who came to stay with us for my first week home from the hospital. 
It was such a blessing to have her a little elf that magically kept the dishes clean, laundry baskets empty, and yummy food on the table.  Add to that that she was game for any project I had on tap and always there with a hug only a mom can give!  We miss her dearly!!
It also means that I am back to menu planning for this week, unless one of you know someone who can be our personal chef the next year!!  Hubs and I agreed on light dinners that are super easy to throw together so the name of this week is "Make ahead meets Thrown together"!
oatmeal and green monster smoothies...I've fallen off the smoothie wagon and am certainly in need of hopping back on!  Anyone know of anything (not caffiene) that I can add to my smoothies for added energy?
roasted veggie wraps...I've made these a bunch of times before.  Basically you cut up a bunch of different veggies(I try to use what is on sale), toss them in olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and roast at 400* for 1 hour.  They come out super yummy and so versatile!  This week I'm going to use them on wraps with hummus for lunches!
Salads with grilled chicken....I told you we are KISS...aka Keep It Simple Stupid!  I'm feeling rather "stupid" working off of little sleep and can't be responible for how elaborate dinners may turn out but I can chop veggies and throw them into a salad! 

Exciting I know...This week leaves me with the question...
What are your quick, mindless meals you throw together when you are pressed for time & sleep?
Don't forget to check out the other recipes and menu plans at Fitness, Health and Happiness or Mommy Run Fast


  1. I love that you described your mom as a magic little elf- I felt the same way with my mom here the week after L was born! It's always hard to see them go. Eggs tend to be our go-to easy dinner. Your roasted veggie hummus wraps are a great idea!

  2. It is nice to have mom helping an elf, love that!!! I would make soups and freeze them so that when I needed a quick meal I'd have it. Plus the crockpot is a great tool just fix it and forget it, usually there are a ton of leftovers too!!!

    Have a great week??

  3. The fact that you even have a meal plan your fist week home from the hospital is amazing!! I'm all about KISS meals! Some of my go-to KISS meals are tofu stir fry's and one-pot pasta dishes. And, how could I not mention - what a precious little bundle of joy you have there ;). Congratulations!

  4. I saw this and was like whoa? seriously?
    took me 5 months to meal plan.. 3 months to cook with #2!