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Menu Planning Monday

Hubby is gone on business again this week, so the kids and I are on our own. I remember when I was a kid and my dad would go out of town on business, we would get to have frozen pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. My mom always cooked fantastic meals when dad was home, so although we missed him when he was out of town, we looked forward to eating meals that we didn’t get to eat when he was home. Just like when we had babysitters, TV Dinners (with the dessert and everything) was our special dinner. We got to get out the metal TV trays and everything! What a treat :)

Our menu this week is pretty much inspired by what we have in the fridge, freezer and pantry that needs to be used up. Check out I’m An Organizing Junkie for other Menu Planning Monday participants!

What’s on your menu this week?

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  1. When I was a kid, my Dad would go out of town every summer for 2 weeks for summer camp with the Nat’l Guard and I used to look sooooo forward to getting to eat pot pies and TV dinners. I can also remember playing Scrabble and getting to stay up late to watch The Love Boat and Fantasy Island with my Mom. Those were good times! BTW Kristen, I’m moving to Charlotte in the next month or so…want to come visit me? I know you have a fascination with the city….You have an open invitation :)

    Alisons last blog post..Rain, Rain, Go Away

  2. Kristen,
    The perfect cure for writer’s block, along with this delicious pasta dish, is getting an award which awaits you on my site. :-)

  3. I admire you for planning and then sticking to it. Sometimes I plan but then I just don’t feel like making what I planned so I make something else! :)

    LyBs last blog post..Tuesdays With Dorie – Dimply Plum Cake

  4. No matter what I do I cannot seem to stick to a meal plan. I’m too impetuous! But I do try to stock the fridge and pantry with specific meals in mind. Of course, the other half of that is my other half — he’ll have his own ideas about what to make for dinner, and he gets home before me. :)

    Seans last blog post..the menu

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