April Meal Plan

April… already? Wow. March Madness was in full effect at our house and I am not talking about Basketball. But, speaking of basketball…I am numero uno in our bracket. I am so enjoying the bragging rights…hoping I can stay that way until the end but thinking my cousin, Rachel, is going to pull out the win 😦 So, I’m basking in the glory while I can.

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See that? Me, “Clueless”, number 1 and that’s right… The husband is in last place! Go Me!! 🙂

Now, back to our own March Madness. Baseball and Soccer are in full swing with HAP practicing 4-5 days a week for one or the other. We had a wedding, weekend travels and a nasty stomach bug that resulted in a false labor/dehydration/hospital stay. Needless to say our March budget and meal plan was non existent. It happens. I’m hoping April is nicer to us…PLEASE!

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I don’t wear “dehydration” well. There’s proof, right there. Gross.

With March behind us, let’s see what I’ll be cooking up for April. April is equally filled with baseball, soccer and weekends away which has left me only having to plan 9 meals for the month. You’ll notice the majority of them are crockpot meals. Easy to throw everything in in the mornings and have it ready when we are home from practice. Here they are with recipes linked in:

Bacon Ranch Chicken ( http://crockingirls.com/recipes/bacon-ranch-chicken/ )

Beef Tips & Gravy ( http://crockingirls.com/recipes/beef-tips-and-gravy/ )

French Dip Sandwiches ( http://crockingirls.com/recipes/french-dip-sandwiches/ )

Homemade Pizza

Chicken and Steak Fajitas

Chicken & Dumplings ( http://www.mixandmatchmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/dinner-tonight-chicken-and-dumplings.html ) Seriously, the best chicken and dumplings I’ve ever made/tasted. I’m eating them as I type this…See…

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I’ve tried a million C&D recipes and this one takes the cake BY FAR! It’s so easy and perfect in every way. Go make it.. NOW!

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Broccoli & Sausage Ravioli ( http://www.mixandmatchmama.blogspot.com/2013/01/dinner-tonight-broccoli-and-sausage.html )


Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Veggies

That’s it. Easy month. The first 3 recipes were from “The Crockin’ Girls” ( http://crockingirls.com ) . I love their stuff and you can never go wrong with their recipes. They are easy and family friendly. The other 2 recipes I linked are from Mix and Match Mama ( http://mixandmatchmama.com ). There are many things I love about Shay. #1 if you are a fan of “The Bachelor” , then you know she is Sean Lowe’s sister. #2 She has an adorable family, a great faith and she shares many details about both in her blog. And, #3 She has GREAT recipes. Easy, budget and kid/family friendly. If you aren’t following her blog, you should be.

Anyway, that’s all folks…I’ll do better with this blog thing this month.