May Meal Plans are Available!

May Meal Plans are Available!

May Meal Plans are Here!

If you’ve got school-aged kids, you know that May is an insane month. The number of field trips, awards ceremonies, school plays, concerts, recitals and other events can make even the calmest parent feel frantic.

Add to that spring sports, graduations, and birthdays.  Not to mention the changing season which means figuring out what your kids have outgrown or need for clothes and it can all make you want to crawl in a hole for the next month!

Trying to put weeknight dinner on the table to bring some calm to the chaos is a great idea, but how to do it when everything is moving so fast?

One thing’s for certain – dinner at home will not happen without a plan.  But who has time for meal planning on top of all the other things?

I know that sinking feeling because I’ve been there with my own family and responsibilities!  That’s how I came to create Eat at Home Meal Plans.

I poured all my time-saving tricks into the meal plans so that dinner can be done quickly.  I included slow cooker recipes, pressure cooker recipes, sheet pan meals, freezer cooking plans and more. Anything and everything to save time. Save money. And get dinner done.

Save your sanity this month by becoming an Eat at Home Meal Plan member. We’ve got new plans up for May!

No matter how you get dinner on the table this month, I wish you many nights of connecting with your family over dinner!

Click here to find out more about Eat at Home Meal Plans

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How to do dinner (without hours of prep and planning, spending a fortune or staring down frozen chicken at the end of a long day)

I’m pretty sure we all know how to not do dinner.  We’ve lived all the scenarios of ways to make dinner difficult.

But what if you want to:

~walk in the door and have dinner on the table in 15 minutes

~use your brain space for things other than figuring out what’s for dinner or what to buy at the grocery

~make the slow cooker or Instant Pot do the work for you

~save money on your grocery bill and on be able to skip the drive-thru because you know you’ve got dinner at home

If all of that sounds good to you, then Eat at Home Meal Plans is the solution.

I’ve put together everything I’ve learned in making 10,000 dinners for my family into a system to make your life easier.  My goal is for you to be able to walk into your kitchen, know what’s for dinner and be able to have it on the table in short order.

To do that, I give you slow cooker recipes (Instant Pot recipes are coming starting in February), sheet pan dinners, 15 minutes meals and more.  Dinner has to fit your schedule if it’s going to work at all.

This is a great time to become a member of Weekly Meal Plans and make dinner simple at your house.

Click here to learn more about becoming a member of Eat at Home Meal Plans and join thousands of others in having doing dinner the easy way!

 

 

 

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Simple Weekly Meal Plans and Real Life – December 9

This is the week for our Slow Cooker Freezer Meals.  I put all 6 of these dinners together in about 1 hour.  You can see the video here.  Members to the Weekly Meal Plans get the grocery lists, recipes and cooking tips for the slow cooker freezer meals and all the Traditional Plans too.

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?  Are you done with your shopping?  I am not!  I have been using an app on my phone to keep my ideas and present purchases organized (and secret!).  I bought it last year for 99 cents. It seemed sort of silly to pay for an app like that, but it’s made keeping track of gift buying so much easier.  I think the one I use is just called Christmas, but I’m sure there are others.  I highly recommend it if you use a smart phone.  The passcode keeps prying eyes out!

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This little Santa is one of my favorite Christmas things.  He’s part of a salt and pepper shaker set (my sister has the other one) that my Grandma had when we were little.  Gina and I rubbed the soft beards on them so much, that they are nearly fuzzless now.

I’ve got several new recipes to share with you this week.  Lots of good stuff coming to the blog! And there’s still time to enter the giveaway for a $500 VISA cash card too!

Simple Weekly Meal Plans

Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans.  When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included.  December includes an awesome gift guide for easy gifts you can whip up in your kitchen that are sure to make everyone happy–even the dog! You can find out more about how to get the meal plans for yourself by clicking here.

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Simpe Weekly Meal Plans and Real Life – December 2

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. We visited my family and Jim’s, eating two turkey dinners in less than 24 hours. Whew! It was fun and filling!

As soon as we got home, I printed the list for the December Slow Cooker Freezer Meals plan and headed to the grocery. I decided not to brave Walmart, where I usually shop, on black friday. We hit Kroger instead.

Shopping in a store that you aren’t as familiar with is always an experience. It takes a bit longer. It’s hard to shop on auto-pilot they way you can if you know all the aisles well. But the store wasn’t crowded. I’m pretty sure Kroger isn’t high on the list for black Friday shoppers.

On Saturday morning, I prepped all the slow cooker freezer meals and shot the video.  The freezer meals week is actually next week, but the plans can be used in any order you like.  Members get access to the whole month at once.

Simple Weekly Meal Plans

Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans.  When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included.  December includes an awesome gift guide for easy gifts you can whip up in your kitchen that are sure to make everyone happy–even the dog! You can find out more about how to get the meal plans for yourself by clicking here.

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Using the Slow Cooker Freezer Meals – Simple Weekly Meal Plans & Real Life

It’s been about a month since I tested the Slow Cooker Freezer Menu (get a sneak peek at it near the bottom of this post).  I’ve been using those meals slowly, only reaching into the freezer when I know the day is going to be too busy for cooking.

But even though I’m trying not to use them all at once, after this week I only have 1 left!

I may be testing some new slow cooker freezer meals soon.  Those meals have made dinner time so simple and having them stashed away in the freezer is like a bit of insurance against the “crazy days”.

Sunday

Last Sunday, we ate leftovers after church.  There were several different things that needed to be eaten and I decided I didn’t want to cook.  It worked out well, at least for me!

Jim and I also went out on Sunday evening.  There was a free jazz concert at a local historic home that we decided to go to.  Before that though, we stopped by Lowe’s.  I’m wanting to give our kitchen a facelift with new countertops and possibly painted cabinets.

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I snapped this picture so I could remember the prices for laminate.  We also priced quartz and granite and decided it would be more than we want to spend.  And to be honest, I like laminate.

We currently have something called Butternut Granite, I think.  It’s not my favorite.  I like it better than I thought I would (the builder chose it before we bought the house), but I’d like to change it to something different.  If you’ve got a laminate you love, leave me a comment!

Monday

Labor Day meant a day off work for Jim and no school for the rest of us.  We went disc golfing with the boys.  They’ve been playing all summer, but I’d never been.  I’m terrible at throwing the frisbee, but it was fun to watch them.

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Friends had given us a bunch of tomatoes from their garden the night before.  I decided they needed to be part of a pasta dish.  So I made a quick meal with angel hair pasta, bacon, basil, tomatoes and white wine.  I’ll share the recipe soon!

Tuesday

Our son had a soccer game, so we went to watch.  I used one of the slow cooker freezer meals – Honey Hoisin Chicken.  I shredded the cooked meat and we put it on sandwiches with quick cole slaw and sweet potato fries on the side.  Yum!

Wednesday

I used a bottle of Kung Pao sauce with some chicken tenders, onions and bell peppers.  We ate it over rice.  The bottle of sauce had enough kick that all of our mouths were tingly and burning afterward, but it was good.

Thursday

I made another of our slow cooker freezer meals.  This time it was Maple Apple Pot Roast.  It turned out great!  I served parmesan potatoes too – from a box – and they were delicious!  I hardly ever buy boxed au gratin style potatoes, but they just looked so good.  Everyone loved them.  We also had broccoli.  And I made Peach Pie Squares for dessert.  Recipe coming to the blog soon!

And I repurposed our leftover roast for Friday’s lunch.  I shredded the beef, added a can of black beans and some salsa.  Heated it in the microwave and filled taco shells.  It worked great and would have made a good dinner for a small family.

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We had some tiny company on Thursday night.  This little guy and two of his brothers were hanging out in our garden.  They were only about the size of the palm of my hand.  Cute!

Friday

It’s Friday as I write this post and I’m planning to make French toast and ham for dinner.  Fancy, I know. *Update: When I went into the kitchen to make dinner, I realized we were out of milk. So I turned the French bread into French bread pizzas, using the ham for a topping and gathering up anything else I could find.  They turned out great!  But I really do need to hit the grocery!

Simple Weekly Meal Plans

Here’s a sneak peek at this week’s meal plans.  When you join the Weekly Meal Plan list, you get the grocery list and printable recipes with side dishes included.  You can find out more about how to get them for yourself by clicking here.  Now, you get access to a whole month at a time!  And September is our focus on stocking the freezer, including the week where you cook 7+ Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in just 1 hour!

Slow Cooker Plan – this is the freezer meals plan!

1. Taco Soup
2. Mediterranean Chicken in the Slow Cooker (as round steak)
3. Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker
4. Honey Hoisin Chicken in the Slow Cooker
5. Easy Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas 
6. Maple Apple Chicken in the Slow Cooker (as pot roast)
7. blueberry orange bread 

Traditional Plan

Raspberry Chicken*
Mel’s Diner Chili *
Stromboli
Spaghetti and Meatballs
BBQ Chicken Fajitas* (prepare chicken like this)
Beef Stew
Peanut Butter Fluff Pie

Slow Cooker and Traditional Weekly Meal Plans for the week of Feb. 24

This post has the sneak peek at this week’s menu.  I’ve listed the main dishes below for the All Slow Cooker and Traditional versions of the Weekly Plans.  If you subscribe to the service, you’ll get side dish suggestions and the complete grocery list ready to print.

I’m super excited about an addition to the plans that’s coming next week.  You’re going to love it, especially if you’re cooking for just 2-4 people.  I tell you all about it next week.

Want to get the Weekly Meal Plans and Grocery List sent to your inbox?  Get all the info by clicking here.

By subscribing to the Weekly Meal Plans you’ll get:

  • 2 Meal Plans each week – All Slow Cooker and Traditional
  • 6 dinners and 1 dessert for each
  • Side dish suggestions
  • Complete grocery list for each plan
  • Printable recipes
  • Cooking tips and timing tricks
  • Delivered to your inbox each week for just $4 per month
Receive your first set of Weekly Meal Plans the same day you sign up!

All Slow Cooker Plan

Salsa Verde Steak

Traditional Plan

Zesty Chicken with Couscous in the Slow Cooker

Weekly Meal Plans – All Slow Cooker and Traditional – January 13

I love both of the menus this week.  There are some really fast dinners on the Traditional Meal Plan (like 15-20 minutes and it’s on the table).

And on the All Slow Cooker Meal Plan you’ll have a chance to stock your freezer with an extra meal or two.  I love cook-once-eat-twice!

You can see the main dishes for each menu below.  If you sign up to get the Meal Plans delivered to you, you’ll also receive side dish suggestions and recipes.  And, of course, the complete grocery list for each plan and printable recipes.

Want to get the Weekly Meal Plans sent to your inbox?  Get all the info by clicking here.

By subscribing to the Weekly Meal Plans you’ll get:

  • 2 Meal Plans each week – All Slow Cooker and Traditional
  • 6 dinners and 1 dessert for each
  • Side dish suggestions
  • Complete grocery list for each plan
  • Printable recipes
  • Cooking tips and timing tricks
  • Delivered to your inbox each week for just $4 per month
Receive your first set of Weekly Meal Plans the same day you sign up!

All Slow Cooker Meal Plan for Week of January 13

 

Traditional Meal Plan for Week of January 13

All Slow Cooker and Traditional Weekly Meal Plans – January 6

The new Weekly Meal Plans with grocery lists will be going out on Monday.  Subscribers to the plans get both the Traditional and the All Slow Cooker versions emailed to them each week.

Want to get the Weekly Meal Plans sent to your inbox?  Get all the info by clicking here.

By subscribing to the Weekly Meal Plans you’ll get:

  • 2 Meal Plans each week – All Slow Cooker and Traditional
  • 6 dinners and 1 dessert for each
  • Side dish suggestions
  • Complete grocery list for each plan
  • Printable recipes
  • Cooking tips and timing tricks
  • Delivered to your inbox each week for as low as $4.16  per month

I shopped with the All Slow Cooker list yesterday.  I love printing the list and knowing exactly what I need to buy.  And I love filling the crockpot in the morning and knowing that dinner is taken care of, no matter how crazy the day gets.

Here’s a sneak peek at the meals on each menu for this week.  Subscribers will also get side dish suggestions, along with cooking tips.

All Slow Cooker Meal Plan

Traditional Meal Plan

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