menu plan monday – february 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday - February 17-21, 2014 | Melanie Makes

Another week, another menu!  Our last scheduled short week of school until spring break next month.  We haven’t had a full week of school since before Christmas break so it might be a bit of an adjustment.

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week :

Black Bean Tostadas | Melanie Makes

Meatless Monday : Black Bean Tostadas with Corn Relish.  One of my favorites, especially with topped with an obscene amount of avocado.

I’ve selected Monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. My meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because I also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. What can I say? I’m nice like that!

Tuesday : Three Cheese Skillet Lasagna.  I have some ricotta in the fridge that needs to be eaten and this was my first thought.  The menagerie absolutely loves this one.  I won’t lie.  I do too!

Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks | @melaniebauer at Melanie Makes

Wednesday : Chili Lime Chicken Drumsticks.  These really couldn’t be much easier as they’re cooked in the slow cooker and broiler.  Packed full of flavor. 

Asian BBQ Lettuce Wraps | @melaniebauer at Melanie Makes

Thursday : Asian BBQ Turkey Lettuce Wraps.  This meal comes together in no time.  Such a great flavor combination of bbq and hoison sauce.

Friday : Softest Sugar Cookie Bars.  This week, Friday is movie night which means popcorn and various sides for dinner.  For the sweet treat at the end, I’m going to give this Pinterest find a whirl.  The amount of sprinkles involved will make two little girls absolutely giddy.


Looking for a great dessert this week?  

Faux Cherry Cheesecake | Melanie Makes



Looking for more recipe ideas?  Check out my past menu plans and other recipes I’ve created.

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  1. Oh yum! You have such delicious meals coming up! Those black bean tostadas look so good! We’re going to have wraps sometime this week, too!

  2. Wow and another Clevelander… I used to live downtown moved to lakewood last year but I am longing for the West can’t take much more of this cold. I am love black beans and could eat them everyday..wait, I think I do LOL. I pinned your Tostada and it will be on my plate real soon. Visiting from BYB

  3. Meal planning is where I fail. I have tried, more times than I care to share. As my children got older I solved this by having them plan and cook! The plan was to teach them about nutrition and including things from the various food groups. In addition it allowed me the chance to make sure what they were planning fit in our family budget! I was teaching them a skill while at the same time lessening my burden.

    Large Chocolate “Kiss” Recipe

  4. Looks wonderful!

    Found you via BYB

  5. Yum! You have some delish looking items on the menu. I’ll be taking a second look at this post 😉

  6. Oh…those all looked delicious! I love the wraps. They give this #gf mama a chance at “sandwiches” And, I’ve GOT to check out the faux cheesecake. I use to make mine out of tofu all the time but with I became allergic to soy in my 3rd pregnancy…no more veganism. :( And, no more cheesecake. Sad day. 😉

    I’ll check all these out and we’ll make some yummy cheesecake!


  7. Those drumsticks sound so good. I’m going to have to try that one. I really need to get a menu done like this. Thanks for participating in the Boost Challenge.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    • The drumsticks are winners, Julie!

      And yes, don’t know where I’d be without a menu plan. Definitely helps keep me sane during the chaotic dinner hour!

  8. Wow, your menu sounds amazing! I have a package of drumsticks in my freezer that I think I will test your chili lime drumsticks recipe on next week.

  9. This looks fabulous…and inspires me to be a little more creative with my meal planning. Thanks for the post!

  10. All of these recipes look delicious.. My husband has gotten a lot better at eating meatless meals. I remember when we were first married he would have to make himself a hamburger or a brat (yes I’m from Milwaukee) to go with my meatless entre. He hasn’t done that in years.

  11. Oh wow those asian lettuce wraps look amazing! Yum! I will definitely be adding that to next week’s meal plan. I am a huge fan of meal planning, it keeps us on a healthy track, with well rounded meals and new flavors.

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