A realistic meal plan

A while ago I loaded 12 months worth of meals on my iPhone (directions found here)- complete with ingredients and recipes. It still comes in handy although our crew (i.e.- me) has become tired of those same meals I fear.

Now that I am working full time I need meals that can slow cook or can be made quickly when we all arrive home hungry and tired in the afternoons.  A realistic meal plan.


This should get me a jump start over the next month:


A Realistic Meal Plan via grateful simplicity



Sunday, August 24th –  Nana’s mac n’ cheese

Monday, August 25th –  Extra Cheesy Grill Cheese Sandwich and Dressed Up Tomato Soup

Tuesday, August 26th –  Kenley’s favorite spaghetti and meatballs and mild, linked Italian sausage (good for leftovers)

Wednesday, August 27th  – Wednesday Wing Night 

Thursday, August 28thTaco Soup (less the beans)

Friday, August 29th – Simplest Roast Chicken Ever with Herbed Brown Rice Pilaf

Saturday, August 30th – Charcoal chicken on the grill with Grilled Rainbow Peppers


Sunday, August 31st- Southern Living’s Beach Shrimp with toasty French Bread

Monday, September 1st - Breakfast for dinner

Tuesday, September 2nd – Grilled Chicken with White BBQ Sauce,  ready made buttermilk biscuits, and Summer Vegetable Kabobs 

Wednesday, September 3rd –  Cheese stuffed hamburgers and a bag of frozen sweet potato fries

Thursday- September 4th –  Eat out!

Friday, September 5th –  Homemade pizza

Saturday, September 6th –  Grilled Lemon Chicken (Dessert: sweet and saltines )



A Realistic Meal Plan via grateful simplicity


Sunday, September 7thSalmon baked in foil,

Monday, September 8th –  lasagna rolls with spinach

Tuesday – September 9th –  Chicken pot pie from Fresh market (x 2)

Wednesday, September 10th - Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

Thursday, September 11th- Cheesy stuffed shells with my secret tomato sauce via Cooking Light 

Friday, September 12th –  Hamburger Steak with Sweet Onion Mushroom Gravy (Britton’s favorite!)

Saturday, September 13th –  Eat Out!


Sunday, September 14th –  Lemon Pork Chops with Quinoa Salad and Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette 

Monday, September 15th – Rotisserie Chicken, organic spinach and instant Wild Rice

Tuesday, September 16th –  Shrimp, Watermelon and Feta Salad

Wednesday, September 17th – Pork Chops with Carolina Rub with Strawberry Tomato Salad

Thursday, September 18th – Grilled BBQ thighs, bagged Ceasar salad, garlic mashed potatoes and buttered french loaf

Friday, September 19th –  Night off

Saturday, September 20th –  Chicken BLT Salad

A Realistic Meal Plan via grateful simplicity


Sunday, September 21st –  BLT Panzanella Salad

Monday, September 22nd – Barbecued Pork Quesadillas with grilled Corn on the Cob (Dessert: Smoothie Pops)

Tuesday, September 23rd –  Grilled Chicken Thighs with Peach-Lime Salsa

Wednesday, September 24th-  Turkey Club Sandwiches with Herb Mayonnaise

Thursday, September 25th-  Garden Style Lasagna

Friday, September 26th –   Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

Saturday, September 27th – Chicken Thighs with Cilantro Sauce


A Realistic Meal Plan via grateful simplicity


Now I’ve just got to stick to it by having ingredients handy on Sunday evenings.




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