Healthy Meal Planning: Weekly Dinner Menu #75 [Kitchen Renovation Edition]

Hi there!  I’ve got a week of meals for you, and I’m also happy to announce that I filled half of my new cabinets with kitchen things today and officially have an island with a countertop!

Healthy Meal Planning: Weekly Dinner Menu #75 [Kitchen Renovation Edition]- Weekly links to healthy and easy recipes to make meal planning easier for you and your family.

The countertop looks really neutral in this photo but it’s actually white with lots of flecks of grey in it, so it pulls the room together nicely.  We wanted a very “clean” look that we didn’t think we’d get tired of, but I know everyone has different styles!

Healthy Meal Planning: Weekly Dinner Menu #75 [Kitchen Renovation Edition]- Weekly links to healthy and easy recipes to make meal planning easier for you and your family.

We are pretty sure at this time next week the kitchen will be FULLY functional…new sink, cooktop & dishwasher will be up and running!! I am beyond excited for everything to be back to normal just in time for Thanksgiving, which we are hosting… yikes!

Although it was significantly more aggravation then we anticipated, I still feel like it was so worth it, and it has greatly increased the value of our home.  While we bought the house with the intention of it being a forever home, I always feared that the kitchen would never get done and I couldn’t be happy here.  Now that the worst renovation is over, I feel like this actually is the perfect home for us long term.

Enjoy the weekly meals, I hope they can provide some inspiration!

WEEKLY DINNER MENU:

Sunday- I was really sick with a head cold so we actually didn’t really eat dinner.  Dan scrounged up random stuff around the house and I had a bowl of soup.

Monday- Crockpot Southwestern Mac & Cheese with big side salad (mixed greens, shredded carrots, green onion, chopped walnuts, avocado, chickpeas and diced tomatoes)

Tuesday- I deemed tonight “freezer food” night– an assortment of random things in our freezer that I wanted to get rid of to make room for other things.  So we had.. breaded chicken fingers, green beans, brown rice, and veggie egg rolls.

Wednesday- One Pan Lemon Parmesan Pecan Crusted Chicken with Asparagus– I know I just had this on our menu, but we love it so much that I made it again.  SO good.

Thursday- Roasted turkey breast (I bought the split bone-in breasts and tossed them with olive oil and various seasonings) with roasted vegetable medley (purple cauliflower(!), sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and a bell pepper)

Friday- Beef Tacos (his) + Bean & Quinoa Taco Salad (hers)- I cooked the beef tacos in the crockpot on LOW for about 2-3 hours, it doesn’t take long.  I love this meal because it’s so easy and so tasty.  On my salad I put whatever vegetables/toppings I have on hand. This time was shredded carrots, chopped tomato, avocado slices, bell pepper, walnuts, kalamata olives and shredded cheddar.

Saturday- French bread pizzas.  His– onion, bell pepper, turkey pepperoni, spinach.  Hers– onion, bell pepper, black olives, spinach