Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for April {and Some Honesty about Doing It All}

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for April at once.


So, here we are again. At the end of another month. And while I wish I could tell you that it was a productive time for the blog... it wasn't. I only published two new posts in March even though I had planned to write so much more.

A year ago, the failure to stick to my content creation schedule would have disappointed me. But I'm learning that I can't concurrently put 150% into every area of my life, at least not for any considerable length of time.

And that's okay.

The recent relative silence on Taste As You Go just meant I was focusing my energy on other important things in my life. Like celebrating Caroline's first birthday, signing new freelance clients, and spending time with friends.

I'm getting closer to achieving a balance that makes me happy, so slowing down the blog has been worth it. When I decide it's time to pick things up again, I'll be ready. I have a list of posts that I can't wait to share with you!

Here's a sneak preview of what's coming soon eventually to the blog:

For now, though, let's talk about what's on our menu plan this month. :)

Menu Plan for April

Week 1: April 1 - April 2


Friday: Cheese Pizza
Saturday: Leftovers

Week 2: April 3 - April 9


Sunday: Slow Cooker Quinoa, Chicken and Kale Soup (from Cooking Classy)
Monday: Big Salad Night
TuesdayRoasted Pork Tenderloin (from Natasha's Kitchen), New Potatoes with Butter and Parsley, and Roasted Apples (from Cooking in Stilettos)
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: White Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Prosciutto
SaturdayMonterrey Chicken Skillet (from Budget Bytes)

Week 3: April 10 - April 16


SundayBoneless New York Strip Steaks (from Omaha Steaks) with Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries (from Omaha Steaks) and Mixed Greens Salad
MondayHealthier Eggplant Parmesan
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
ThursdayEasy Healthier Crockpot Butter Chicken (from Half Baked Harvest) with Basmati Rice and Naan
Friday: Margherita Pizza
Saturday: Leftovers

Week 4: April 17 - April 23


SundaySimple Chicken Cacciatore over Egg Noodles
MondaySlow Cooker Veggie Pot Pie (from Slow Cooker Gourmet)
Tuesday: Ground Turkey Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza with Broccoli and Caramelized Onions
SaturdayGrilled Chicken and Lemon Orzo Pasta with Roasted Asparagus

Week 5: April 24 - April 30


SundayRoasted Broccoli and White Cheddar Quiche and Simple Home Fries
MondayRoasted Vegetable Quesadillas (from Taste of Home) and Guacamole (from Rosa Mexicano)
Tuesday: Leftovers
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Spaghetti with Basic Baked Meatballs and Marinara Sauce
Friday: Pizza with Spinach and Ricotta
SaturdaySpicy Chicken Milanese with Tomato Salad and Parmesan

Thinking of starting a menu planning routine? Check out my previous menu plans, as well as these helpful meal planning tips.

Do you plan your meals? What's on your Menu Plan for this week/month? I'm always looking for dinner inspiration, so let me know in the comments!

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One year agoMenu Plan: March 29 - April 4
Two years agoShula's Steak House - Center Valley, PA
Three years agoBasic Baked Meatballs
Four years agoPreview of Weeknights with Giada: Chicken with Tarragon and White Wine
Five years agoBrunching in Brooklyn at DuMont
Six years agoRemember That Trip to Knoxville?
Seven years agoSweet Friday Wishes

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