Meal Planning for the Week of October 6–October 12

How is it October!?

Last Week: Dinner Meal Plan for Week of September 29 – October 6:

  • Saturday: Oktoberfest. Beer for dinner. I don’t really condone this type of life decision but sometimes these thing happen. I went to both the ABC and Grizzly Peak Oktoberfests.

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This was followed by a visit to Lena. Er, well, the bar beneath Lena, which I guess is technically “the new” Café Habana? Too dark and crowded for my taste. Wasn’t a huge fan. I took a couple pics on my phone, and here’s what they turned out. This picture basically represents what it looks like inside of Café Habana. My bourgie $11 cocktail in a pitch black room.

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  • Sunday: Dinner at parents’ – burgers on the grill and macaroni salad!


  • Monday:  BLTs & macaroni salad – these were killer.



  • Wednesday: Homemade Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Ham & Cheese


  • Thursday: Wing it – dinner plans fell through so instead the huz and I went to Ahmo’s. I had a Falafel Pita and a Greek Salad.


  • Friday: Out. There was a long dinner wait everywhere it seemed like, so we ended up at Blue Tractor for date night dinner, where we had a biscuit basket, and I had beef short rib with cheddar grits and baked beans.
        • The short rib had a wonderfully tender, falling-apart texture, topped with a nice tangy sauce, but it needed more sauce and flavor throughout the thick slab of meat. The grits were nice, loved the cheddar flavor, but a little lumpy. The beans also had a tangy, vinegar-y sauce, but I generally prefer a thicker sauce on my baked beans. All in all, dinner was good though.
        • For dessert we had pie at Grand Traverse Pie Company!

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This weekend I also made Pumpkin Cookies, drank apple cider, and got out a few Halloween decorations. It’s fall, officially.


Upcoming Week: Dinner Meal Plan for Week of October 6 – 12:

      • Saturday: Take out + football
      • Sunday: Grilled Brats, Broccoli, Mashed potatoes
      • Monday:  Kung Pao Chicken Tacos <- so excited to try this recipe!
      • Tuesday: Turkey Sausage & Spinach Orecchiette
      • Wednesday: Butternut Squash Soup
      • Thursday: Wing it
      • Friday: Out

Grocery List: (doesn’t include everything to make the above dishes; some items I have on hand)

      • Produce:
          • Bananas
          • Limes
          • Baby Greens
          • Spinach
          • Red Potatoes
          • Watermelon
          • Celery
          • Garlic
      • Dairy/Eggs:
          • Eggs
          • Parmesan Cheese
          • Greek Yogurt
      • Meat:
          • Hot Italian Turkey Sausage
          • Chicken Breast Tenderloins
      • Pantry:
          • Peanuts
          • Croutons
          • Confectioner’s Sugar
          • Canned Pumpkin
          • Canned Roasted Red Peppers
          • Soy Sauce
          • Canned Soup
      • Bread/Pasta/Carbs:
          • Corn Tortillas
      • Frozen:
          • Cooked Butternut Squash
          • Breakfast Sausage Links
      • Beverages:
          • Diet Mountain Dew for the huz

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