Hello friends and happy Sunday! This weekend has been nice and laid back so far, and today will be just a little busier getting ready for the week ahead, grocery shopping, cleaning the house, and preparing dinner for my parents who will be stopping by later. I am very thankful because it has been quite a full weekend with those I love including time with one of my very best girlfriends Friday, being able to spend my whole Saturday with Tim, and now today spending time with both Tim and Tebow, and then my parents later. I am feeling very blessed!
Since I am trying to savor as much of the weekend as I can while there is still time left, let’s go ahead and jump right into today’s meal planning topic and link-up!
Meal Plan February 10th-February 16th
This week’s meal plan is filled with a ton of leftovers, which unfortunately lends to a less exciting meal plan, but fortunately makes for a very excited cook in my house! This past week I had a lot of work meetings during the lunch hour. Since our leftovers are usually eaten during that time throughout the week, I found myself not needing to make as many meals this coming week. Fine by me! Having a few nights off from cooking-from-scratch gives me more time during the week for other things, and it keeps our grocery budget looking nice and light. It’s a win-win!
Monday February 10th: Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans via Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice (Freezer Find! I will serve the black beans on top of salad alongside tortilla chips, quinoa, sliced avocado and sour cream!)
Tuesday February 11th: Turkey Santa Fe Lettuce Wraps via Skinnytaste (Freezer find!)
Wednesday February 12th: Spicy Sausage, Kale and Whole Wheat Orecchiette via How Sweet Eats (This was on last week’s meal plan, but I didn’t get a chance to make it!)
Thursday February 13th: Organic Turkey Franks + Steamed Broccoli (I found these in the freezer and thought they would make for a perfectly easy weeknight dinner. I am going to serve them alongside steamed broccoli from the freezer.)
Friday February 14th: Valentine’s Day dinner!! Yep, Tim and I are one of those couples! We have had our Valentine’s Day reservations planned for over a month and I can’t wait to start the weekend on a fun note with my best guy!
Saturday February 15th: Leftover Veggie Burgers + Steamed Brussels Sprouts (I made veggie burgers Friday night for girl’s night, and still have quite a few left. I put the patties in the freezer and will then thaw, heat and serve alongside steamed brussels from the freezer.)
Sunday February 16th: Spinach & Artichoke Chicken Pizza (Recipe to Come!)
- Are you a fan of leftovers? Do you tend to freeze what you have left?
- What is your favorite meal for leftovers? I actually love leftover homemade spaghetti sauce and chili. I think the longer they sit, the better they get!
- Are you one of ‘those’ couples like us who are going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day this year? Or perhaps you are having a special dinner at home instead?