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Meal Planning Monday

YOYO- You're on your own 

Chili (freezer batch) w/corn bread


Freezer Dash... I know I've got something in there to make

Pepper Steak with Rice


Spaghetti w/bread sticks

Out to dinner


  1. Sounds like you have a yummy week planned. Thanks for sharing. Over from Mom's Monday Mingle. Happily following :)

  2. Hola Amber!
    Nice blog you have going on! Love the loving, warmth tone. I'm stopping by via Naptime Review. I'm SimplyyMayra your new reader #64. Looking forward to getting to know more about you and yours! Tootles!

    ~SimplyyMayra :)
    PonderWonders @

  3. Found your blog via Monday Mingle. I used to do a meal plan on my blog, but I am really slacking in the cooking at home department...oops. I call Monday my fend for your self day. But I like YOYO better. I may have to take that =) I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to be inspired to start my meal plans back up and cook at home. Check out my blog if you get the chance.

    Sarah @ Our Family of Three

  4. I'm hopping by from Menu Plan Monday today!
    I love the crisp Autumn temps of Southern Maine when I was living there. For the last 18 yrs I've been on the West coast so no fall foliage to enjoy.
    Your menu plan sounds so delicious. Pepper Steak and mother used to make it when I was growing up! Maybe I'll add it to next week's plan.


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