Dinner Meal Plan, the one with Hot Dogs

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This week we have a very special interruption to our Dinner Meal Plan. We have a birthday and my soon to be 6 year old has requested hot dogs. It’s a tradition for the birthday boy to choose dinner so hot dogs it will be. Last year he requested a cake with black and white stripes and Angry Birds on it. Here is a picture of the excitement!

 

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The Meals

I’ve gotten away from planning every meal of the day but I’ll give you a few ideas of what we are eating. Breakfast has been Breakfast Rice, cereal and Baked Sweet Potatoes (these come out perfect in the Instant Pot) and Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats also in the Instant Pot.

Lunches are usually leftovers. I’ll admit to skipping lunch a few days a week when I’m in the office. I love what I’m doing and don’t even think about lunch until it’s almost time to leave. I pack my kids lunches and snacks every day. I just did a recap last week.

Meal Plan Monday

Dinner Meal Plan

Faux Cheezy Black Bean Quesadillas with Mexican Rice

Potato Kale Soup

Hot Dogs and Birthday Cake

Burritos with Unfried Black Beans, Cilantro Lime Quinoa and Pico de Gallo

Fiesta Pasta

I’ll save time this week by using Black Beans for 3 different dishes! I’ll cook up a large batch in my Instant Pot. If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can read my Beans Guide for soaking and cooking directions.

This meal plan is really easy because most of the recipes use similar ingredients which I usually keep on hand. The biggest deal will be making the birthday cake and reading the ingredient list on a dozen packages of hot dogs before I find the right ones. I’ll come up with some side dishes for the birthday dinner as well.

We’ve had a complete lack of Mexican Food lately so I’m making up for it this week.

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