Meal Calendar

I do the majority of cooking in the family and, like many moms, I struggle with getting dinner on the table after a busy day of kids and work. The constant battle of fixing something that will be eaten by most members of the family with minimal complaint, super healthy preferable not unhealthy and the proverbial “quick and easy.” So I have 4 weeks worth of recipes that check every box. We just repeat every four weeks and I swap out meals from the Substitute List whenever I feel adventurous or have more time on my hands.

Week 1:
Monday: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Orange Slices
Tuesday:  Salsa Chicken Soft Tacos, Flour Tortillas, Refried Beans, Shredded cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Avocado
Wednesday: Butter Chicken (yes, from a jar), Roasted Cauliflower, Rice, Berries
Thursday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, steamed green beans
Friday: Hot dogs, Chili, Tater Tots, Apple Slices
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Steak, Salad, Cashew Bok Choy

Week 2:
Monday:  Yummy Chicken, Lettuce, Peanuts, Corn Pudding/Corn on the Cob, Raw Broccoli & Carrots w/Ranch
Tuesday: Ground Beef Crunchy Tacos, Rice, Refried Beans, Shredded cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Avocado
Wednesday: IP Mushroom Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes or Cauliflower, Peas, Dill Cucumbers
Thursday:  Red Wine Pot Roast or Beef Stew with Carrots, Potatoes, Mushrooms and/or Celery
Friday:  Flank Steak, Sautéed Bell Peppers & Onions, Avocado/Guacamole, Corn Tortillas
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Brinner – sausage, eggs, pancakes, hash browns, frozen blueberries 

Week 3:
Monday: Sliders, Baked Beans, Apple Sauce, Orange Slices
Tuesday: Salsa Chicken Soft Tacos, flour tortillas, Refried Beans, Shredded cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Avocado
Wednesday: Yogurt spiced chicken thighs, lentils, rice,  oven roasted carrots,  or Okra, Berries
Thursday: Cincinnati Chili, noodles, cheddar cheese, onions, steamed broccoli, apple slices
Friday:  Garlic Pork, Black beans, Rice, Corn Tortillas, Avocado, Diced Tomatoes, Cilantro
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Steak, Salad, Creamed Spinach or Cashew Bok Choy

Week 4:
Monday:  Yummy Chicken, Lettuce, Peanuts, roasted cauliflower, fruit
Tuesday: Roast Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Peas, Pickled Beets, Salad
Wednesday: Sliders, Baked Beans, Dill Cucumbers, Fruit
Thursday:  Ground Beef Crunchy Tacos, Rice, Refried Beans, Shredded cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, Avocado
Friday: Coconut Curry Beef, jasmine rice
Saturday: Out
Sunday: Flank Steak, Salad, Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Substitute Meals:

Barbacoa, Cilantro Lime Rice, Corn, Guacamole

Chili Verde, Avocado, Rice

Carnitas, Black beans, tortillas, avocado, diced tomatoes, cilantro, rice

Guiness Stew

Veggie Beef Soup

Pumpkin Chili with Avocado