The long overdue Monday Meal plan

I think finally, FINALLY, I am over the worst of the morning all-day sickness. . . At 19 weeks. The sickness with my other babies wasn’t this bad and didn’t last this long so I’ve been a bit worried! But the doctor does say everything looks good so far.

As I’ve been so sick, food has become my enemy and as much as I’d like to have been vigilant about couponing, budgeting, and planning our weekly meal plans, those goals have pretty much flopped. Every “meal plan” I have attempted has been thrown out come dinnertime ’cause it just doesn’t sound good to me. And I think all food rights (but not necessarily responsibilities!) should go to the one who is attempting not to puke. It’s fair, right?

I should insert here that my family has been pretty patient with my lack of meal enthusiasm, and have adapted fairly well to dinners of cold cereal, frozen meals, and yes, the drive-thru. But last week Jared (who has become a master pancake-and-scrambled-egg maker and resident dishwasher) sweetly requested we start eating a bit healthier again. And so, this week’s meal plan is dedicated to my patient husband. And to keep my sanity, I thought it best to plan out the kids’ lunches as well.



  • Kiddie Lunch: Pancakes (freeze extra for breakfasts!), blueberries
  • Dinner {“Mexican Night”}: Hard-shell tacos, homemade refried beans

{homemade black refried beans}


  • Kiddie Lunch: Cheese Quesadillas, cherry tomatoes
  • Dinner: “Frito Bandito” (chili over Fritos, topped with cheese, onions, sour cream, etc.)



  • Kiddie Lunch: Corn dog muffins, canned pineapple
  • Dinner: {Pizza Night!} BBQ Chicken Calzones (using leftover chicken from Thur), green salad


  • Lunch: leftovers
  • Dinner: Grilled Chicken, pasta tossed with homemade pesto (my basil is growing so well!!)


  • Late Lunch/Dinner: Beef Stew (to cook in Crockpot while we’re at church), biscuits and jam

For more meal plan ideas, visit OrgJunkie.

2 Comments on The long overdue Monday Meal plan

  1. Alison
    July 19, 2011 at 9:53 pm (5 years ago)

    I was sick my whole pregnancy and at mealtime I would hide upstairs while my husband and cousin cooked dinner, cleaned up, used air freshner and then called me. We ate out a lot but I couldn’t talk or think about food. I highly recommend dry cereal as a snack to help keep going. I love the story about the cake because my brain is still in that fog and I had my little one 2 1/2 years ago!!! This is my first time finding your blog so I can’t wait to read all the stories :)

  2. Jen Graham
    July 18, 2011 at 9:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Pam!

    So glad you are feeling better! When I was PG with Alton DAIRY made me nauseated my whole PG. My all the time sickness returned for the third trimester as well. Booo.

    Anyway, do you have a recipe for the bacon and tomato frittata? I could just cobble something together, but I’d love a recipe if you have one.


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