Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re having a great 3-day weekend. I would like to thank all members of the armed forces for their service, not just today, but every day. They put their lives on the line for the better of their country – no matter what country they are fighting for – and some have paid the ultimate price for that service. I have many friends, that were or still are active members of the armed forces; my husband included, and it is an honor to know them. So thank you to everyone who has, or is serving.
Besides being Memorial Day, today starts our first official week of summer break! I feel as though the past few months have just flown by and I’m not really sure what to do with myself now that everything has either ended or slowed down. This week the menu is going to reflect the slower pace of life around here. Easy recipes that either myself, Hubs or the kids can make in little to no time. I just want to sit back and relax (and read) this week and I don’t really want to be in the kitchen for too long, but I also don’t want to eat out every night either.
I have mentioned in the past that I have Meal Plan Subscriptions to a couple of meal planning services. One of my favorites has to be hands down, The Six Sister’s Stuff one. I don’t think there’s ever been a recipe that we have tried of theirs – when I just followed the blog or since I joined the Meal Plan Subscription – that we haven’t liked. Their recipes tend to be super easy, but SUPER delicious.
I’m subscribed to the Standard Menu Plan, which starts at $8 a month, if you pay monthly – the price drops the longer you subscribe – and it’s SO worth it. Each week there are 6 full meal recipes (they work in a left over night on a Saturday), 2 side dishes and 2 desserts (I have to admit, we haven’t made many of the desserts) and the grocery list for that week’s menu.
Admittedly, this isn’t the only super duper meal plan service out there, and not the only one that provides the grocery list, BUT.. it’s one that has provided consistent meals that the family enjoys. I have been a subscriber to the meal plan since September of 2016 and I’m really glad I made the choice to join the subscription.
I have never used the meal plan in it’s entirety, so that’s my goal for this week. It wouldn’t be fair to tell you about how great this thing is, and then not follow it to the letter, right? I will blog about the experience with next week’s meal plan. When I meal plan I typically mix and match recipes in and out of the meal plan they provide, depending on our needs. So we have used the service, but I have pulled from the meal plans and used the recipes we have wanted to try and not used the full week’s plan. Since we no longer have after school sports or activities, I figured now would be the perfect time to try the meal plan as it’s written.
So.. here goes! A full Six Sister’s Stuff Menu. I have printed all 13 pages of the meal plan – this includes the Grocery List and an overall menu, should you chose to put it on the fridge etc. If you’d like to play along, there is a sample menu on this page that you could try before subscribing. I have linked the recipes that are on this week’s menu, should you chose to cook this week’s menu along with me.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
- Monday – Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Cobb Salad w/ Crescent Rolls & Gooey Lemon Bars
- Tuesday – Oven Toasted Ravioli w/ Copy-Cat Olive Garden Salad
- Wednesday – Bubble Up Enchiladas with corn
- Thursday – Slow-Cooker Busy Day Stew w/ Apple Slices
- Friday – Cheeseburger Macaroni w/ Green Beans & Chocolate Oreo Cookie Cake
- Saturday – LEFTOVERS
- Sunday – Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole w/ Slow-Cooker Creamy Mash potatoes
mm.. just reading that makes me hungry! So, What’s for Dinner at your house?