So, did you see? My first weekly meal plan was emailed out to all subscribers of A Life From Scratch. I so hope you were on the list and don’t worry, if you weren’t there is still plenty of time to sign up. We’d love to have you on board!
Every Sunday morning the email will go out with what I am cooking for the upcoming week. I hope this can inspire you in your kitchen for yourself and you family. I promise to do my best to make the meal plans as interesting, simple, and family friendly as possible. I also had the idea for this year to do a ‘themed’ weekly meal plan. This would help set the tone for what would be made each night. It’s nice to sort of have a category for each day so that when you are recipe hunting you have a ‘lane’ in which to search. Here is what I landed on for my family:
Slow Cooker Wednesday
New Recipe Thursday
I will do my best to stick to the schedule each week. Nights may come up where due to our schedule I’m not actually cooking but I wanted to give a full menu plan for six days of the week for inspiration! I hope this is helpful.
And now for a little inspiration for our Taco/Mexican Tuesday which is just around the corner! (Ahem, tomorrow). One pot cheesy taco pasta anyone?
I know. Guys, this one is oh so good. It’s so easy. It’s super family friend. And it’s in ONE pot which of course means not a lot of clean up, yippee! It’s a great weeknight (read: Tuesday) meal.
Get this one going in your own home for taco Tuesday. Promise you it’s a nice change up from the actual taco concept, but still keeps the whole theme in check. Gotta keep it current am I right?
Taco Tuesday Pasta
Recipe adapted from Mother Thyme
little olive oil
1 lbs lean ground beef
salt & pepper
1 package taco seasoning
2 cups water
1 jar salsa (we used Fronterra)
8 ounces rotini pasta
1 & 1/2 cups Mexican shredded cheese
Cilantro, tomatoes, tortilla chips – etc – for toppings
Get the olive oil going in a deep sided skillet over medium heat. Brown up your ground beef with some salt and pepper. One browned, drain the fat and stir in the taco seasoning mix, the water, and the salsa.
Bring to a boil and stir in the pasta. Cover, and reduce heat to lower. Simmer away for 15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the heat and stir in your cheese. Top with your choice of toppings and enjoy!