Weekly meal plan – Fortunately, unfortunately

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My mom and I have a game we play and I’m going to share it because I think it’s the best way to describe this last crazy week. It’s called fortunately/unfortunately and it’s played like this…

Fortunately, my mom came to visit me this week… unfortunately, the house was a disaster and the kids were nuts so nobody slept.
Fortunately we both really like tea…
Unfortunately, my son barfed all over the car on an outing… Fortunately, it was only once.
Unfortunately, my washing machine broke so we had to take laundry to my dad’s every second day… Fortunately, my mom was super generous and helped us get a new one.
Unfortunately, it still won’t be here for another 3 days making it 2 weeks without a washer…Fortunately the weather is so amazing I’m just letting the kids run around naked cutting back on laundry.
Fortunately , my stepsister came into town with my niece for a visit…unfortunately, I had to share her so I barely got to see them.
Fortunately, my husband came home a day early this week…unfortunately it’s week three of solo parenting and I was completely pooped so I probably wasn’t there
Fortunately, it was our son’s third birthday party on Sunday and we all had a blast…unfortunately, he was so wired that he was up until 11pm about 2 hours past when we were still functioning.

As you can see it was an awesome and totally crazy week that has left me beyond pooped and with almost no time to write out the recipes or anything for my meal plan. I’m going to do my best though so here is what we ate the last week

Monday

Breakfast – Mini Eggy Bagels
Toasted mini whole wheat bagels with melted cheese, scrambled egg and a slice of tomato

Lunch – Tuna salad wraps

Dinner – Sweet Potato, bacon and kale mac and cheese
This was a recipe I was really hoping to have perfected for this week but it’s still in need of a tweak. Back on the menu for next week to get it perfect.

Tuesday

Breakfast – Frozen home-made pancakes with fresh fruit, plain yogurt and a little syrup

Lunch – Mini ham bagel sandwiches with sliced apple

Asparagus Spring Salad

Asparagus Spring Salad

Dinner – Spring Asparagus Salad
This was totally inspired by the amazing spring we are having so far. Fresh yummy asparagus roasted, with crisp bacon, perfect eggs, romaine lettuce and a tarragon dressing.

Wednesday

Breakfast – Granola, plain yogurt and frozen blueberries

Lunch – Tuna Salad wraps

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Dinner – BBQ chicken sandwiches with cilantro lime coleslaw
This is a great warm weather meal. A store-bought rotisserie chicken tossed in home-made BBQ sauce. Pile that onto a bun and top with a cilantro lime coleslaw. Impressive, quick and super tasty

Thursday

Breakfast – Toast with peanut butter and banana

Lunch – Turkey sandwiches

Dinner – Sweet potato, bacon and veggie hash
A great way to use lots of veggies in a delicious and easy dinner that you can adapt to your favourites

Friday

Breakfast – Oatmeal with frozen blueberries

Lunch – Ham sandwiches

Dinner – Tomato and Zucchini Pasta
In a large pan over medium heat cook 1/2 a diced onion in 1 tbsp olive oil. Once soft add 1 crushed clove of garlic and a whole zucchini thinly sliced. Saute until the zucchini has a bit of colour then add 4 diced medium-sized tomatoes. Add 1/2 a cup chicken stock and 2 tbs fresh chopped oregano, simmer until the tomatoes have become saucy. Finish with 2 tbsp cream cheese and toss with your favourite pasta. I wish I had taken a picture because this was super yummy

Saturday

Breakfast – Quinoa patty cakes
It’s not a pancake or a cake so we’re going with patty cakes. It’s a yummy combination of grated apple, cooked quinoa and cinnamon in a healthy and filling breakfast

Lunch – Leftovers

Quinoa Patty Cakes

Quinoa Patty Cakes


There’s always something to clean out of the fridge

Dinner – Steak Burritos
BBQ’d steak cut into thin strips with sautéed mushrooms, diced tomatoes, cilantro, shredded cabbage, cheese and a little hot sauce for the grown ups

Sunday

Breakfast – Breakie Burritos
Scrambled eggs in a warm tortilla with avocado, diced tomato, lettuce and yup a little hot sauce for the grown ups

Lunch – nibbly plates
We snacked on cut veggies cheese and crackers

Dinner – Birthday BBQ sliders, potato salad, cut veggies, and assorted snacky things
I made the grown ups bourbon, bacon caramelized onion sliders (mini burgers) and for the kids good ol’ cheese sliders. A friend brought an amazing potato salad with grainy mustard, tomatoes and snap peas and I had easily nibbled cut veggies. Delicious!

So that’s a week of meals at our house. I hope your week was a little less chaotic but just as much fun. I also share super fast meal ideas on my facebook page so check it out at MyWeeklyDish

I’d love to hear how you balance life with food, let me know what tricks you’ve found that work or struggles you face. Take care and enjoy the coming week!

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