Although I would have loved to post on Meals, Mayhem, and Miracles all in one post, (as many of you requested via twitter) I’m a woman not a machine!
So I’ll break this up into 3 Parts….
Let’s start with MEALS. I’ll be dedicating a specific post to Meal Planning/Grocery $$$ Saving soon, but for now, I’ll show you my meal plan for the week. I like to plan meals for 2 weeks and then make a mega grocery run for all the ingredients I’ll need for each meal. Granted, I have to make short grocery runs for milk, bananas, bread, or something I forgot off my list, but the majority of it is completed in one trip!
So here’s a look at this week’s menu:
Monday – Italian Beef, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans
Tuesday – BBQ Chicken on the Grill with Veggies
Wednesday – Tacos and All the Fixin’s
Thursday – Grilled Panini Sandwiches with a Garden Salad
Friday – Homemade Hawaiian Pizza and a Side
On Saturdays and Sundays our schedule is a little more unpredictable, so we feast on leftovers, easy last-minute ideas, or we help stimulate the economy by supporting some of our favorite eating joints!
If you have trouble coming up with meal ideas as I do (just ask quatro daddy), you should check out Organizing Junkie’s Meal Plan Mondays for some great menu ideas!
And since many of you so kindly
demanded requested the recipe for the Italian Beef that’s currently filling my house with the smell of goodness,
Here You Have It:
Slow-Cooked Italian Beef
1 Rump Roast (about 2 lbs is a nice size for this recipe)
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of the following: garlic powder, parsley, basil, oregano, salt
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. Shred beef and serve on hoagie buns!