Menu Plan: May 14 - May 20

Looking for dinner inspiration? Here's what I've planned for dinner at our house this week!

I've taken the allowable over-the-counter cold medication. I took a personal day from work to rest. I forced myself to sleep as much as possible -- during the day and at night -- with a toddler in the house. But no dice.

I'm still sick.

But I'm not prepared to stop everything else so I can recuperate. I'm worried about how being sick is going to affect my ability to stay on top of my responsibilities at work. Stephen is now in his busy season at work... and I'm worried about how I'm going to survive another long weekend of solo parenting. I'm worried that this cold will never go away and I'll be sick until this baby is born in three months.

But one thing I'm not worried about right now is getting in the kitchen to cook dinner. Stephen is preparing one of his specialties for dinner tonight. Plus he's making tomorrow night's dinner. All while entertaining Caroline and the dog.

Happy Mother's Day to me!

Now... let's see if I can convince him that having him do the laundry would make this day even more perfect. ;-)

While I figure out how to do that, why don't you guys check out our menu plan for the week?

Menu Plan: May 14 - May 20


Panko-Crusted Salmon with Rice Pilaf and Steamed Broccoli

I'm actually guessing that this is what Stephen's cooking tonight... The salmon is definite and will be accompanied by "some kind of rice" and broccoli. I'm not allowed in the kitchen until dinner is ready to serve, so I guess it's all a surprise. :)


Rotini Pasta Salad with Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Carrots, and Cucumbers



Stephen's Choice


Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwiches


Naan Flatbread Pizza with Roasted Eggplant, Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Fresh Mozzarella


Take-Out with Friends

If you still need some dinner inspiration, then don't forget to follow my special Meals from the Menu Plan Pinterest board.

What's for dinner at YOUR house this week? 

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


One year ago: Vanilla Bean Basmati Rice Pudding {RECIPE}
Two years ago: Menu Plan: May 10 - May 16 {MENU PLAN}
Three years ago: Menu Plan: May 12 - May 17 {MENU PLAN}
Four years ago: A Taste of Tuscany: Cooking Class at Borgo Argenina - Gaiole in Chianti, Italy {TRAVEL}
Five years ago: Strawberry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps {RECIPE}
Six years ago: The Best is Yet to Come {LIFE}
Seven years ago: Featured Friday, Volume 1.5 {FUN}
Eight years ago: Food2 Launch Party at the Food Network Kitchen {FUN}

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