Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan. 14th & 7-minute pregnancy breakfast

7 min. breakfast

 

Easy 7-min. Pregnancy Breakfast

I’ve been telling you that since beginning this 2nd trimester I’ve been a LOT hungrier, especially in the mornings. I’ve been eating 2 breakfasts because I just get really hungry so fast after my serving of Homemade Granola and yogurt in the mornings. Last week I started teaching again and I needed a breakfast that would be quick and would keep me full longer. I came up with a recipe that I’m going to try most mornings to make. It’s so easy, and eggs are a pregnancy power food.

 

 

Ingredients

- 2-3 eggs

- thinly sliced red onions

- garlic powder

- shredded Parmesan (or other cheese)

 

Step 1

Spray skillet with oil and heat over medium heat for about a minute. Usually I just throw on the onions at this point (I slice

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Jan. 7th, 2013

Dolmus Wrap from Eating Well

 

I know I didn’t post our menu plan last week – sorry! I’m going to try and be better about it now that I’m through my first trimester and I have practically my full amount of energy!

 

Have you ever tried out ziplist? (I explain what it is in this post.) I use it to plan out my menu, make my grocery list, and when the time comes, click on the link to cook the meal. It helps me to be organized and makes things go so smoothly!!

 

 

Menu Plan

Dolmus Wrap from Eating Well

 

Monday: BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Tuesday: Cashew Chicken Salad

Wednesday: Dolmus Wrap

Thursday: Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

Friday: Mini Deep Dish BBQ Chicken Pizzas

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: Mushroom Beef Noodle Soup

 

 

What are

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Christmas parties!

Taco Pizza image

 

I know I didn’t post our menu plan last week – sorry! Our favorite meal was the Taco Pizza my husband envisioned: Refried Beans as the sauce, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, ground hamburger with taco seasoning, black olives, tomatoes (which we added to the pizza when we were halfway through cooking it), and shredded lettuce (added after taking out of oven). So good!!

 

Menu Plan

Quick Chicken Parmesan from Eating Well

Monday: Costco hotdogs (we are shopping at Costco and just grabbing dinner there – $1.50 for a meal each!)

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: homemade Greek Pizza

Thursday: Quick Chicken Parmesan

Friday: Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Saturday: leftover Greek Pizza

Sunday: Traveling dinner party! (I’m providing dessert – see below)

 

Desserts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Bon Bons from MoneySavingMom.com

 

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Menu Plan Monday: Sourdough Stuffing and Thanksgiving leftovers

Thanksgiving leftovers image

Now that I’ve officially announced that I’m pregnant, I’m probably going to be using that excuses for many things. Especially since I’m in the first trimester still, it’s VERY hard to menu plan when you are nauseated and many meals you look at don’t sound appealing. It’s been hard to menu plan.

 

So I planned on posting about the Sourdough stuffing, but I think I’ll show you just a few pictures I took. This is what cooking for Thanksgiving looks like when you are pregnant – semi-messy table and cutting everything sitting down (with a pillow propped behind you):

 

Cutting veggies while sitting at the table

 

I also have been a LOT clumsier lately:

 

 

 

 

Menu Plan

Monday: leftover Easy Lasagna Soup - SO good!! (from Semi Homemade Mom)

Tuesday: Crockpot BBQ Chicken

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Thanksgiving!!

Easy Lasagna Soup

 

Menu Plan

Monday: leftover Vegetarian Pizza

Tuesday: Pizza night at my husband’s work party

Wednesday: Easy Lasagna Soup (from Semi Homemade Mom)

Thursday: Thanksgiving Dinner with in-laws (I’m bringing Sourdough Stuffing with Pears and Sausage and possibly Creamy Mashed Potatoes)

Friday: Dinner with my parents!

Saturday: Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Sunday: leftovers or Spaghetti

 

Don’t forget to check out my recipes tab for more meal ideas! You can also check out my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!

See you tomorrow for the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!

 

 

 

Menu Plan Monday: Week of Nov. 12th

Christmas tree

This week is a pretty full week!! Seems like November is full of weddings and, of course, the normal family gatherings.

Guess what we did?? We already started decorating for Christmas this last weekend!! I’ll have more pictures to post tomorrow, but here’s our Christmas tree:

 

 

Our favorite meal last week was probably the Crispy Pork Medallions & Garlic Fries. I don’t have a picture, sorry, but you should try it!!

 

Menu Plan

Monday: Golden Corral – since Veteran’s Day was yesterday, my husband will get a free buffet tonight!!

Tuesday: leftover Crispy Pork Medallions & Garlic Fries

Wednesday: Mexican Chicken Lime Soup

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Vegetarian homemade pizza!! (also bringing this meal to a friend who had a baby last week!)

Saturday: Going to a wedding!

Sunday: leftover pizza

 

Simple, right? Yep, I’ll only be making two meals for us this week, plus one meal to

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Menu Plan Monday: Back to routine...

Crispy Pork Medallions from Cooking LIght

Well, after my 31 Day series in October, it’s time to get back to the routine of posting my menu plans here on Romance on a dime. (I did still menu plan during October MOST of the weeks, I just didn’t take the time to post it here.)

I’m not going grocery shopping until tomorrow, so some of the details such as sides and what type of pizza I haven’t determined yet. I’m going to be picking up what’s on sale and making something from that.

This week, I chose several recipes from Cooking Light.

 

Crispy Pork Medallions from Cooking LIght

 

Menu Plan

Monday: leftovers

Tuesday: Crockpot Chili (with some Sweet Potatoes added to it, as in this chili recipe) & cornbread

Wednesday: Crispy Pork Medallions & Garlic Fries

Thursday: leftovers

Friday: Japanese Chicken Rice Bowl

Saturday: homemade pizza (what

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept. 24th

Spicy Plum Green Thickie

So guess what?

I’m turning 29 tomorrow!!

I think I’m going to really enjoy being 29 this year. I can’t wait to write out my 30 before 30 bucket list!! Don’t worry, I’ll share it with you after I come up with it.

 

Menu Plan Breakfasts

Last week I shared with you the 6 new Green Thickies we were going to try. We definitely had our favorites, which we will be making again this week:

Spicy Plum Green Thickie

 

Banana Peanut Butter Green Thickie

Spicy Plum Green Thickie

Peaches N’ Cream Green Thickie

Key Lime Pie Green Thickie

(The last one we haven’t tried yet, but I bet it will be a favorite!!)

 

Lunches

Sandwiches with Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

leftovers

out to eat for my birthday!

Baked Potatoes

 

Dinners

Monday – Stir-Fry leftovers

Tuesday – Deep Dish BBQ

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of Sept. 17th with Green Thickies!

Peaches N' Cream Thickie

I wanted to announce the final winners for my week of giveaways!! Simplified Dinners ebook winner: Carrie Lia Sohpia bracelet winner: Abigail

Here are the other winners:

MyMemories winner: Jolynda

Grocery Budget Toolbox winner: Nicole

Mason Jar Tumbler winner: Heather

Duck Tape Clutch winner: Lydia

Menu Plan Breakfasts

Last week I made the Peaches N’ Cream Green Thickie and LOVED, so this week we are trying more for Breakfast and Lunches. (I will let you know which are our favorites next week.)

Healthy Granola & cereal

Watermelon Green Thickie

Banana Peanut Butter Green Thickie

Spicy Plum Green Thickie

Blueberry Green Thickie

Peach Avocado Green Thickie

Key Lime Pie Green Thickie

 

Lunches

Sandwiches with Homemade Whole

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Menu Plan Monday: Week of September 10th & Asian Grilled Chicken salad

Asian Grilled Chicken Salad

Wow – you can definitely tell Fall came to Kansas three days ago!! We have had lows in the 40s and 50s overnight and temperature no higher than 82.

There has been a cool breeze everyday, so we’ve had the windows open constantly. It’s so nice!! (This week we should clean the windows.)

However, with the windows open, I’ve either had my allergies bothering me, or I’m developing a cold. We’ll have to see later today which it is. But it’s worth having fresh air in the house, right?

 

Menu Plan Breakfasts

Easy DIY Yogurt

Healthy Granola

Whole Wheat Berry Waffles

I finally bought milk, so we can have cereal as well.

Lunches

Sandwiches with Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

leftovers

Asian Grilled Chicken Salad (recipe below – I love all the crunch on this salad!)

 

Dinners

Monday – Bean

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