Valentines Week Meal Plan

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Dave and I really don’t celebrate Valentine’s day. We feel like its a Hallmark commercial holiday and a ploy to make money. You shouldnt need a specific day to show someone you love them. That being said, I am not totally against the holiday and boycott it or anything. We just don’t make a huge hoopla out of it. I still do something small, like a special red or pink dessert. I also serve up the girls pink heart shaped pancakes on special valentines plates.

I usually plan 6 meals for the week. We eat at home for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. We go out for a meal maybe once a month at most. I either pack Dave a lunch or he comes home on his lunch hour. Having 6 meals planned allows for 1 night of leftovers. However lately I feel like planning 6 is too many. Last week for example, there was a super bowl party so we didn’t use our leftover night, which spilled into a new week. This week I am only planning 5 meals since we are going to a friends house one night.

Dinners:

Homemade Chicken noodle soup

Sausage, mushroom, and spinach casserole

Homemade Chicken tenders, cabbage, sweet potato fries

Mock Chipotle Burrito Bowls

Broiled flounder, sautéed cabbage, roasted sweet potatoes

Breakfasts:

Crockpot steel cut oats

scrambled eggs, toast or greek yogurt pancakes, grapes

Pink heart shaped pancakes and eggs

Lunches will be a mix of leftovers, butternut squash soup (Dave is obsessed lately and its in season too), yogurt and granola, salads, homemade graham crackers.

I dont usally plan out desserts, although we do eat either a dessert or later snack most nights. Its usually banana cookies, fruit, homemade ice cream,  graham crackers etc. But for valentine’s day I am going to try and make a red velvet cake layered with cheesecake and topped with cream cheese icing. All semi healthy modifying recipes I already use often.

Is it bad I am excited to eat all week long?

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