What's for Dinner: October 16 - October 22

Brown Trees on Brown Field during Daytime | Photo by Adam Przeniewski via Unsplash

Thank goodness it's Sunday.

I went into the weekend with a big work event on my calendar. The event included a reception on Friday evening and a full schedule of events on Saturday.

When I got home on Saturday afternoon, my entire body hurt from all the running around I was doing. Plus, with zero energy, getting upstairs to put on comfortable clothes was a struggle.

I thought I'd spend the day relaxing and letting my body rest... but we decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather instead. We drove up to one of our favorite towns for brunch and then packed the early afternoon with yard work. 

To prep the front gardens for the colder months, we laid down six bags of mulch. Then I did a little more decorating on the front step. To give the space a bit more color, I arranged some mums around the pumpkins the kids and I got last weekend.

While time-consuming, the yard work was worth it... and the front of our house looks much better now.

Better still? 

Tonight's dinner was simmering away in the slow cooker all day while we were outside... so there was no need to rush around the kitchen to get something on the table.

Curious to see what I made? Then keep reading to find out what we had for dinner tonight and to see what's on this week's menu plan!

A Week of Dinners: October 16 - October 22

Defrost/Prep Plan

I originally planned to do a bunch of pre-cooking and prep today, but I'm still pretty tired from my work event so I pushed some of that work until tomorrow. (The kids and I have the day off for a school holiday.) 

  • Saturday, October 15
    • Defrost chicken for Slow Cooker Pot Pie Soup
    • Defrost ground chicken for Chicken Meatball Parmesan Grinders

  • Sunday, October 16
    • Make Slow Cooker Pot Pie Soup

  • Monday, October 17
    • Buy jerk seasoning for Cobb Salad with Jerk Shrimp
    • Make Cobb Salad with Jerk Shrimp
    • Make Chicken Meatballs for Chicken Meatball Parmesan Grinders
    • Create next week's menu plan
    • Order groceries
    • Create next week's Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Tuesday, October 18
    • Finish making Chicken Meatball Parmesan Grinders

  • Wednesday, October 19
    • Dice cucumber for Spicy Sesame Noodles

  • Thursday, October 20
    • Make Spicy Sesame Noodles with Diced Cucumber
    • Defrost pizza dough for Pizza with Eggplant, Grape Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella 

  • Friday, October 21
    • Make Pizza with Eggplant, Grape Tomatoes, and Fresh Mozzarella

  • Saturday, October 22
    • Celebrate FREEDOM FROM STUDENT LOAN DEBT with Take-Out / Dinner Out

What do you have planned for dinner at your house this week?

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