Meal Plan November 12-18 + Quick Lunch Ideas

The stress of a husband in grad school continues. So we're pressing on, rejoicing in small peaceful moments, and trying with all our might to have a Sabbath. We're working on making Wednesdays that day, so you'll see leftovers scheduled on that night. If we have no leftovers, we will pull something out of the freezer or eat out.

For now, I've mostly given up planning our lunches and breakfasts. I'll make a big batch of oatmeal on Monday, which we'll eat for a few days, and the rest of the week will be fried eggs or french toast.

As for lunches, I'm putting a list of ideas on the fridge, and when we don't have leftovers to heat up, I'll make one of them. Here's my list. What do you do for a quick lunch?

Quick Lunch Ideas

  • Tuna Salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Grilled Cheese (with pulled chicken, if we have any)
  • Hummus or Bean Dip (with beans from the freezer or canned in a pinch)
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Pita or English Muffin Pizzas

And here's our tentative dinner plan for the week.

Rodriguez Family Meal Plan November 12-18 


Monday: Oven Baked Chicken, roasted cauliflower & broccoli
prep: thaw hamburger meat

Tuesday: Burgers, whole grain buns, root veggie chips, Bubbies Pickles
prep: make breakfast burritos to freeze

Wednesday: Leftovers
prep: soak lentils, thaw salmon

Thursday: Salmon with Lentils, dinner rolls, salad with homemade dressing
prep: soak beans

Friday: Big Pot of Beans with chips, salsa, cheese, avocado
prep: thaw chicken, soak dough for pizza balls

Saturday: Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Gravy, roasted root vegetables
Lunch: Pizza Balls (freeze the rest for quick lunches later)
prep: soak waffle batter

Sunday: Oatmeal Pecan Waffles (from an e-book I can't wait to tell you about!), bacon
Breakfast: Breakfast Casserole from Real {Fast} Food (I think this will be our solution for a quick but hearty breakfast on Sunday mornings. With a long morning at church we need to be well fed!)


What are you having for dinner this week?

I'm sharing this with Modern Alternative Kitchen's Meal Plan Link-Up, and Menu Plan Monday @ Orgjunkie.com.

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1 comment:

  1. What you do for breakfast (making a big batch of oatmeal) is what I'm doing for lunches. I've been making a batch of soup for us to have all week. It works well for packed lunches (using a thermos) and home lunches. I started doing it a few weeks ago and am really liking the results.