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I have yet to grocery shop for this week, and while I am hoping to go on Tuesday, I’m not entirely sure that is going to work out either. So, this week’s meal plan is based on what we have on hand and mostly items that we can get together quickly or prepare in the crock pot since I have 3 incredibly busy days mid-week that would otherwise prevent me from getting a proper meal on the table.
Easter is also on Sunday, and I have a lot of prep work to do for the holiday – candy making, baking, and of course housework. Since this Easter is a big family day for us, and is more labor intensive, I have decided that for most of this week I want to take it a bit easier with the meal plan.
Weekly Meal Plan
- PB&J and fruit
- Grilled Cheese and carrots
- Lentil Soup
- Beef Tri Tip Roast, Roasted Veggies
- Waffles & Bacon
- Pulled Dr Pepper BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, Veggies with Ranch Dip
- Tacos, Refried Beans, Spanish Rice
- Steaks on the grill, Baked Potatoes, Salad
- Spaghetti & Meatballs
Beyond the Meal Plan
This week, I am doing a lot to prep for Easter brunch on Sunday. There will be between 18-20 of us, so the more I can plan and accomplish in advance the more smoothly everything will go.
While my guests are bringing things, I still have a lot to accomplish. I want to make candy for the children’s Easter baskets – chocolate bunnies, coconut creams, buttercreams, and peanut butter cups. If I over do it with the candy (which I usually do) I will also make small baskets for all of our brunch guests.
Easter brunch also means a crazy amount of baking. We usually have at least 4 desserts. This year, I want to make lemon meringue pie, hummingbird cake, tres leches coconut cake, and sour cream poundcake. Depending on the time constraints, and how much other stuff I have to do, will determine how much baking I get to do, but I only bake like this a few times a year, so I’m really hoping that I get to do it all!
What’s on your meal plan for the upcoming week?
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