Skip to main content

Menu Planning-Preparing for the Week

Sunday night and I'm so depressed to be having to go to work tomorrow.  Hubby will be home and the kids are off for the week.  So now I'm thinking about what to make for the week, but before I get to that, here is what I made this weekend for some friends that were visiting from Tennessee.
I only make stuffed shells for special occasions because it is very time consuming.  I started Friday night:


First I start on the onions


then add the meat.....


Season it and let it cook.....


Once its cooked, I let it cool and move on to the pasta

Boil to package directions


Drain them and allow to cool....


then I get the ricotta mixture ready by adding 1 egg and dried basil, stir well..



now after everything has cooled, I begin to assemble the shells by adding the meat first



then the cheese mixture.....



finally I add to the pan and I wrap it up for the next day!



The next morning I let it come to room temperature, add tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese



then pop in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted through.  I forgot to take a picture as soon as it came out of the oven, but here is a picture after we had already taken some out....


It was delicious and a perfectly good reason to break my diet!

Now for my weekly meal plan:

Tuesday: Meatballs with spaghetti
Wednesday: grilled chicken with baked potato
Thursday: pork chops with white rice
Friday: Shrimp with white rice

I'm not including the weekend because I never know what we are doing, so this is it!  Stop by I'm an organizing Junkie for more menu planning!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Taking a Detour!!!!

So we are up & out of my dad's house by 7am.  It was hard and I tried to leave quickly, my poor baby girl even cried-I felt soooo bad for her.  Usually I'm the only one crying, but she really didn't want to leave :(  So,  we said goodbye-hope to be back soon (permanently) and we drove off!
About an hour out, we stopped for breakfast and had to practically make a run for it, LOL! There were like 20 buses full of kids!! By the time we got inside, the Dunkin Doughnuts line was like a mile long-ugh, there goes my coffee!  So we had no other choice but to eat burgers at Wendy's, everything else had super long lines that we didn't want to wait on!
We grabbed our burgers and left.  A little while later Laz asks me if I want to stop at Clearwater Aquarium.  At this point, I'm not 100% sure-I was sad about leaving & felt like just being home to calculate & come up with good, concrete reasons to move to Florida.  On the other hand, I really wasn't looking…

New Week~New Program

Here we go!!  I took a week off to regroup and decide what to do next.  I really have to say that having Beach Body on Demand is the BEST!!!

There are so many programs and nutrition plans to follow.  So since I recently completed Transform 20, I was thinking of doing it again, but I've been curious about 80 Day Obsession for quite some time.  I haven't attempted this program because at first, I felt it wasn't for me.  The workouts are longer than I'm used to and the timed nutrition is challenging for me, but I finally let curiosity get the best of me.  I'm going to give it a shot!

I started Sunday with my meal prep!  I was a bit overwhelmed at first, but I followed the sample nutrition plan and was able to get my shopping list and meals put together.



So for my first week, I have every meal planned out.  Not prepared, since I'd rather make my eggs for breakfast fresh each morning.  Most of my meals have been prepped!

My days are set to begin at 4:30AM with my sh…

Weekend Trip to Niagara Falls, Canada~Part 2

Here is our 2nd day in Niagara Falls.  We started our morning with breakfast in the hotel restaurant.  After breakfast we headed over to Marineland.  This park was nothing spectacular, but it was a nice little trip.  We saw a dolphin show, saw several other animals, killer whales, fed Beluga whales and rode 1 or 2 rides.  Again, nothing spectacular but it was fun.  A lot of walking, and our favorite part was feeding the beluga whales - they were so cute!
The dolphin show was also fun!  Its been a long time since we've seen dolphins in action.














After all the walking, we were run down and hungry.  We headed back to the hotel to shower and prepare for our dinner at Massimmo's Italian restaurant.  The view was beautiful!  I enjoyed dinner, but hubby and baby girl didn't.  I like to try new things and unfortunately the other 2 don't - and there wasn't much on the menu that they liked.  Baby girl had Ceasar Salad, hubby had Minestrone soup and I had Linguine Carbonara.