Meal plans are one thing; real life is another. Join Meagan and Sarah as we look back at a recent week in our lives, detailing the dinners we planned, the ones that came together as expected, and the curve balls that led to pizza ordered in. We also share cooking tips, modifications for picky eaters, recipes, and more. Enjoy!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 196:
- The first time we did A Week of Real-Life Dinners (Episode 72, from October 2016)
- Fellow podcasters at Friendlier and The Girl Next Door were inspired by this idea and did their own take on it
- Meagan’s son Will’s band’s first gig
- Recipes from Kelsey’s meal plan
- Baked Creamy Chicken Cheesy Flautas with Guacamole (Jo Cooks)
- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad (eMeals)
- Sarah loves these Bibigo Chicken Vegetable Potstickers, available at Costco
- Trader Joe’s items Sarah mentioned: Mandarin Orange Chicken, Cinnamon Swirl Bread (makes great french toast!), red lentil penne pasts, stir-fry vegetable mix
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Shoutout to Kelsey in WV! I’m also a WV mom but have been living in Oxford, UK for going on 5yrs now. I have a 1yo girl and no car, so meal planning is absolutely essential. We walk 1.5mi each way once a week to either Aldi or Lidl to get the bulk of our groceries and then rely on the farmer’s market and local groceries for the rest. Life here is so different but listening to The Mom Hour makes me feel a little closer to home and also reassured as I parent in a different culture and an ocean away from my friends and family. Thank you!