What's for Dinner: October 2 - October 8

Margherita Pizza on Wooden Cutting Board

In my typical fashion, I'm starting this blog post later than I wanted to tonight.

I intended to write this post yesterday. But I had to shuffle everything around to fit in a last-minute doctor's appointment. Because of an incident that occurred on Friday morning—I got bitten by a dog 🤦🏽‍♀️—I needed to get a tetanus booster.

By the early afternoon, I was completely wiped out and gave myself more time to write the post. And since I devoted a good part of today to the birthday party of one of my daughter's friends... writing got pushed back.

So here we are.

But let's not waste any more time. If you're curious about what's on this week's menu plan, keep reading!

A Week of Dinners: October 2 - October 8

  • Sunday: Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef with White Rice

  • Monday: Stephen's Choice / Crockpot Beef Stew

    It's two beef dishes in a row, but it's getting cooler now and we're all about the comfort food!

  • TuesdayLinguine with Shrimp Scampi and Simple Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 

  • Wednesday: Leftovers

  • ThursdaySpicy Sesame Noodles with Diced Cucumber

    Spicy Sesame Noodles | Taste As You Go

  • Friday: Mommy-Son Dinner Out / Take Out / Frozen Pizza Movie Night

    My husband's out of town again and my daughter will be going to her first sleepover at a friend's house. I was toying with the idea of taking my son out to a special dinner since it'll be just the two of us.

    But he's always tired at the end of the school week, so we'll play it by ear. 

  • Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner: Fluffy Pancakes with Sausage

    Fluffy Pancakes | Taste As You Go

Defrost/Prep Plan

This week is pretty light in terms of prepping dishes ahead of time. Nevertheless, I've received a bunch of emails from readers who like having this window into my process, so I'm going to share this week's defrost/prep plan regardless.

  • Sunday, October 2
    • Defrost shrimp for Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
    • Make Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef with White Rice
    • Prep Crockpot Beef Stew (Stephen)

  • Monday, October 3
    • Make Crockpot Beef Stew (Stephen)
    • Create next week's menu plan
    • Order groceries
    • Create next week's Defrost/Prep Plan

  • Tuesday, October 4
    • Make Linguine with Shrimp Scampi
    • Assemble Simple Salad
    • Make Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Wednesday, October 5
    • Reheat Leftovers
    • Dice Cucumbers

  • Thursday, October 6
    • Make Spicy Sesame Noodles

  • Friday, October 7
    • Enjoy Mommy-Son Dinner Out or Pick up Take-Out or Make Frozen Pizza 😊

  • Saturday, October 8
    • Make Pancakes and Sausage

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

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