Menu Plan Monday – The “I’m Going to NYC and Have to Cook Everything on Sunday” Edition

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 19, 2010

Yep…I’ll be in NYC two nights this week. (More details on that adventure tomorrow.)

Which means that I’ll be cooking/am cooking/have cooked 3 meals at once. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday dinners…all at once!

Monday - Slow Cooker Taco SoupI’ll start this in the morning, then it will be ready for Steve and the guys when he gets home. Tyler and I will be hopping over to New York Monday night.

TuesdaySalsa and Black Bean Chicken, using homemade salsaI made up this casserole and will have the sitter put it into the oven on Tuesday…so that it’s piping hot and ready for Steve and the guys to eat on Tuesday night. Tyler and I will be hopping back home on Tuesday night.

WednesdayPork Roast with Apples and PearsThis is a lovely fall-ish dish…and perfect for all the apples and pears sales as of late!

Thursday – Honey Dijon Tilapia in the Slow Cooker – Thanks to Steph for the idea!

Friday – Spaghetti or Pasta – Yours Truly will be running 6 miles on Saturday morning.

Saturday – Grill or Leftovers

Sunday - Birthday Dinner – Out on the Town

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe in the next week or two!

Current Monthly Meal Plan can be found here! Need help with your weekly meal planning and grocery shopping…check out all the printable resources!

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!  All the BEST menu plans can be found every week at!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Sebrina S. September 19, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Ok that Tilapia sounds amazing! Too bad my hubby doesn’t like any non shellfish seafood :-/ btw here’s a little present for you


Susie's Homemade September 20, 2010 at 8:02 am

Great plan! Have a safe trip:-)


Stephanie O'Dea September 21, 2010 at 7:35 pm

Your meal plan sounds wonderful—and very doable for Steve to do on his own.

have a wonderful and safe trip to NYC!! Take care of yourself—wash your hands a lot and use clorox wipes in the hotel! :-)



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