Monday, March 20, 2023

Meal Plan Monday 03/20/23


Is it just me or do the weeks seem to go by super fast for everyone else too? Even weekends go by fast too. I look forward to sleeping in, then end up waking up at the butt crack of dawn. Sigh. Here's what I cooked for this week.

Monday : Beef & veggie pie, baked beans, veggies & salad

Tuesday : BBQ baked chicken breast, baked or fried potatoes, veggies

Wednesday : Same as Monday

Thursday : BBQ chicken breast wraps, potato salad, veggies

Friday : Freezer meal - mexican or pizza

Lunches : Leftovers or protein from the freezer with salad

Breakfasts : Carrot ginger muffins, lemon blueberry waffles, cereal, eggs or omelets, toast

There's always a variety of fresh fruit, veggies & salad fixings available. 

I used some of the leftover roast beef from last week to make beef & veggie pie. I froze the rest for future pies and stir fry. 

A big thank you to my dear friend Lori for mentioning tacos last week. I made a big pot of taco meat and a pot of refried beans on Friday. DS ate tacos & I had nachos. So yummy. Then I made some burritos (freezer) with the rest and froze the leftover meat. 

I stopped at Aldi while out yesterday to pick up brioche rolls for DS (so he can have chicken sandwiches for school lunch) and pie crust. I normally check the freezers with the hopes of finding samosas (not that I expected anything). Well, I hit the Jackpot!!!! My eye spotted the orange box and I had to backtrack. I was so excited, I almost bumped into another There were about 10 boxes, so I grabbed 6. Nobody's (well maybe the going to stop me from buying 6 boxes. I haven't seen samosas at Aldi in over a year. I didn't care about breaking the budget. Heck, the budget's already broken, because I stocked up on some things last week.  I grew up eating samosas (it's readily available at all stores in SA), so it's like having a taste of home (well MI is home, but you all know what I mean) when I find it. DS immediately opened a few boxes to bake, the minute the groceries were I have to see if I can find more at other Aldi stores. We're eating down the freezer again to make space for more 

Have a wonderful week peeps!


  1. Hello! You are not alone. My weekend flew by and how is it March? Didn't we just celebrate the NY? I don't know why I don't fix taco's or taco salads more often. They were so delicious. I LOVE samosas and they can be a bit of a chore to make. I will check to see if our Aldi has these. Fingers crossed. Wishing you a fabulous week!

    1. I still can't believe you make your own samosas Lori! Check Trader Joe's too, if you have one. TJ's always has it in stock. I'm impressed! I agree about the tacos. It's something we love & I used to make it for Friday night dinners. We're going back to that, because I've been enjoying it again. You too have a wonderful week!

  2. We don't have an Aldi, but we buy those at Trader Joes, and love them! We almost always have them in the freezer, for a quick addition to a meal.

    1. I buy mine at Trader Joe's too, but TJ's is a bit of a drive. Samosas is a staple in my house. In SA, we deep fry ours & you can order frozen ones bulk eg 50s or 100s, same with sausage rolls & rotis. How I miss that convenience.

  3. Lord knows where the days go, I just know the older I get the faster they move by.

    Lovely menu.

    God bless.

    1. I know. It's crazy how time flies! Thank you Jackie.


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