An Easy Meal Plan for Busy Families

Back to life, back to reality … still, I know I am not feeling back to my normal self.

Making meals for my family is usually top priority, but I need to make things easy for myself right now. This week I’ve identified some easy meals I can make for my busy family that won’t keep me bogged down in the kitchen too long.

Easy Meals for Busy Families

Easy Meals for Busy Families:

Breakfast for dinner: Ham, Egg & Cheese Sammies made on waffles, with fruit salad
Super quick, super simple just the way I need it.

Tuesdays are for karate — that means we only have a short amount of time to eat and do homework and get things done around the house. This week I’ll keep things simple by serving Oscar Mayer gluten-free hot dogs and classic lays potato chips. Not a dinner I would typically recommend for everyone, but when you are busy you do what you’ve got to do.

Cashew Chicken
I’ve had this recipe pinned for a while now, it looks pretty simple and I can’t wait to try it. If I’m feeling up to the task I may even attempt to make my own hoisin sauce

Family Pizza Night!
I love making my own dough, but on a weeknight I’ll use a pre-purchased crust and add my own sauce and toppings. Trying out a new gluten-free crust, I’ll let you know if I like it.

Dinner Out
((Date Night!!)) When things get really busy like they have been around here, with both parents traveling and all the kids appts racking up it’s extra important to carve out some grown up time. I can’t wait to spend a few hours with the one I love.

Broccoli Cheese Soup
I’ve got a long day Saturday at a local workshop and I’ll even be speaking during an hour-long session on Pinterest. By the time I get home, I probably won’t want to cook much. Broccoli Cheese soup whips up quickly … I was going to ask for a handheld immersion blender for Christmas, but maybe I will splurge and make this meal even easier on myself this week! Thank goodness for 2 days shipping. (update: I chose this one in Chocolate Cherry! I have wanted one of these for well over a decade, so excited)

Black Bean, Spinach, and Corn Enchiladas
I’ve been on an enchilada kick here lately, time to whip up some of my own. Hoping to try the handmade sauce as well, we’ll see if I do.

There you have it, our meal plan for the week.
What’s on your menu this week?


Stacy is seeing the world in a whole new way – through the eyes of her children. She writes about the little things, the big things and all the “stuff” in between at Kids Stuff World.

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