• Super Easy Meal Plan

    February 24, 2013

    Hi, friends!

    After 3 flights and 20+ hours of travel, Mal and I arrived home late last night. Of course, we were exhausted, but we weren’t so tired we couldn’t pick up Murphy from the dog sitter. Thankfully, she was hanging out at her house with some friends, so she was totally cool with us coming by so late in the evening. I can’t tell you how happy I was to see Murphy’s pug face. I missed him so much!

    Murphy pug

    Being on Hawaii time and all, it was tough getting out of bed this morning, but Mal and I forced ourselves to carpe diem. Our first order of business: meal planning and grocery shopping. I wasn’t in the mood to do either, but we hardly had any food in our kitchen, so I threw together a quick and EASY meal plan for the week with dishes that don’t require a ton of work. Then, Mal and I headed immediately to the grocery store—we figured we should just get it over with! Ha!

    Here’s this week’s meal plan (and game plan):

    • Sunday: Garlic butter shrimp with broccoli and rice (inspired by Romy’s) [cook extra rice for Monday’s dinner]
    • Monday: Roast chicken with sweet potatoes, onions, and leftover rice [save chicken leftovers for Tuesday’s dinner]
    • Tuesday: Avocado chicken salad sandwiches with Sweet Potato Wedges [cook extra SPW for Wednesday’s dinner]
    • Wednesday: Sweet Potato Quesadillas [cut up extra veggies and defrost beef for Thursday’s dinner]
    • Thursday: Tacos 
    • Friday: Tuna-avocado melts
    • Saturday: Out to dinner

    And here’s our shopping for the week:

    huge grocery shopping

    Massive, right? We were out of just about everything, so we needed to fully restock our kitchen.

    clean fridge

    Question of the Day

    What’s your favorite go-to, EASY dinner?

    P.S. You still have time to enter my giveaways to win some Oakley sunglasses and Reebok gear. I’ll pick the winners tomorrow morning!

    P.P.S. I have a couple of more posts from Oahu to put together, so I’ll have them up early this week. Keep a look out for them!

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    { 6 comments… read them below or add one }

    Angie February 25, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I just love how you do your weekly meal planning. Maybe sometime in the near future I can oranize myself enough to do this to. Glad you made it home safely.


    Ashlee February 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    It’s so interesting to me to see the little differences in people’s households. Am I crazy or is it different that you keep your bread in the fridge?!


    Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom February 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Sweet Potato Wedges sound amazing and I want them in my belly right this minute! RIGHT NOW! can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip 😀


    Ranae February 25, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    I love these kind of meal plans they make dinner so much easier! Pearl Harbor would be so neat to see!


    Ali @ WHOLEistically Fit February 26, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    My easy go-to dinner is a simple Asian stir-fry loaded with veggies and whatever protein I have on hand. Quick but tasty. 🙂


    Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    We’ve got a couple easy go-to dinner recipes in my house; stroganoff, spaghetti w/sauce, chicken, rice and broccoli, grilled cheese with tomato soup and tacos seem to be the current ones!


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