Back on track with Meal Planning

Monday, May 5, 2014

At one point I was REALLY good at planning meals each Sunday for the full week...then life got uber chaotic and honestly I just gave up. I still had a vague idea of what was going on...but grocery shopping took place without an itemized list and most afternoons it was a surprise to me what I would whip together for dinner (thankfully these skills have improved over the years...early in our marriage this would have resulted in me looking through the pantry and having cheerios and skittles for dinner!)

This is a short week for me because I don't need to make dinner Friday night...so I sat down with the task of finding 4 yummy meals for the next 4 days AND making the shopping list fairly simple because my hubby was helping me out by going grocery shopping for me (he doesn't love grocery shopping and I usually end up confusing him...resulting in me being on the phone with him during his shopping excursion).

One of my biggest challenges with meal planning is my new found gluten intolerance. I really want to stick with whole foods and not rely on overly processed foods that have been chemically created to be gluten free (there is a blog rant brewing about this...) my biggest hurdle has been my favorite dinner, Hawaiian Haystacks, and finding a completely wheat free recipe...but I finally found a good one!

So here is our week! Monday I will prep the meatloaf and tatertot casserole for later in the week as well as cook the crock pot chicken....the rest of the week will be easy peasy after getting this work out of the way on Monday!

Monday: Lemon garlic Chicken
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/05/lemon-and-herb-crockpot-roasted-chicken.html

Tuesday: Tatertot Casserole 
This recipe: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/tater-topped-casserole-111257.aspx
but using this for the cream of mushroom soup http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/gluten-free-cream-soups-recipe/ 
and using ground turkey in place of ground beef

Wednesday: Hawaiian Haystacks 
http://reallifedinner.com/homemade-creamy-chicken-sauce-for-hawaiian-haystacks/

Thursday: Meatloaf
http://www.mynaturalfamily.com/recipes/main-dish/turkey-meatloaf-muffins-recipe/

What are you up to this week?

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