CategoryMenu Planning

Menu Plan Monday

After a seven year break of posting menu plans, here I am again.  I’ve still been menu planning, but not as intensively as before. There have been a couple of big changes for our family.  There are now 8 of us, so a lot more likes/dislikes to take into consideration.  The other change is that I personally follow a keto and gluten-free way of eating.  Most of the time now we make two separate meals every mealtime. Monday – Ladies Prayer […]

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Freezer cooking ideas

Here are some of the ideas I’m considering to put up for when baby comes. A lot of it will be determined by space in the freezer as we just downsized to a much smaller one. I’m also thinking to just make double at mealtimes and freeze the extra, rather than having a couple huge cooking days. Breakfasts: Waffles Pancakes Quick Lunches: Corn dog muffins – used a different cornbread recipe but my family loved these Sloppy joe muffins Tacos […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ April 4

Here’s our menu: Sunday: crockpot chicken, macaroni and cheese Monday: grilled chicken legs, rice Tuesday: tacos (new piano student interview this night so meat will be in the crockpot) Wednesday: grilled cheese and tomato soup Thursday: spaghetti and meat sauce (maybe meatballs in the sauce; we’ll see how that day goes) Friday: pizza night Saturday: Lentil Stew – new recipe, from the Saving Dinner cookbook (page 161) The meals without veggies listed we’ll just decide then which veggie to eat […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ February 21

After having revival for ten days at church, this week is pretty much back to our regular routine. Here’s our menu: Sunday: leftovers Monday: chicken artichoke casserole, brown rice Tuesday: potato soup (may change to a different day if it’s still so warm out) Wednesday: goulash Thursday: chicken alfredo, pasta of some sort Friday: pizza night Saturday: spaghetti The meals without veggies listed we’ll just decide then which veggie to eat from the freezer. Breakfasts are eggs, scones, oatmeal, biscuits, […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ January 17

Today’s a special day – it’s my Arrival Day. I know some people call it Gotcha Day, but my parents always just called it Arrival Day. For those who don’t know, I’m adopted. My parents adopted me when I was five months old, and January 17th is the day I was placed in their arms. Every year, they would do something special with me to celebrate the day. Even now that I’m an adult, Mom still sends a card every […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ January 10

Here’s our menu for the week: Sunday: roast, brown rice, lima beans Monday: hot dogs and french fries Tuesday: chicken and barley soup Wednesday: tacos Thursday: baked chicken, brown rice, green beans Friday: pizza night Saturday: meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes. . .or dinner at the in-law’s. Not sure yet. The meals without veggies listed we’ll just decide then which veggie to eat from the freezer. Breakfasts are eggs, scones, oatmeal, biscuits, grits, smoothies, and pancakes. Lunches are sandwiches, wraps, macaroni […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ Christmas week

This week we have a ton of baking planned. A lot of it is for gifts, but some of it is favorite holiday foods – like cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, Christmas cookies, and more yummy baked goods. I made 7 loaves of sourdough bread over the weekend, hoping to have some to give as gifts. I made a batch of regular white sourdough, and an experimental batch of 100% whole wheat sourdough. When I baked it, the white bread […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ December 13

This week is a little more relaxed for us than the past couple weeks have been. I am SO excited about that! Sunday: crockpot roast, mashed potatoes Monday: sesame chicken and brown rice (This may change. I’m playing for a choral concert and will probably have a faster supper prepared. We’ll see how the day goes.) Tuesday: baked rigatoni (similar to lasagna, from the Saving Dinner cookbook) Wednesday: tacos Thursday: ham slices, mashed potatoes Friday: pizza night Saturday: scalloped potatoes […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ December 6

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted any menu plans. With us going out of town, I didn’t bother to plan for that week. When we got back, we just ate out of the pantry and freezer for a few days. This week we will start some of our Christmas baking, but I’m not sure what we’ll start with. Sourdough bread is definitely on the list, and probably these White Cookies too. Here’s our menu: Sunday: crockpot chicken, macaroni […]

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Menu Plan Monday ~ October 25

Sunday: chicken and dumplings, broccoli Monday: salmon patties and fries (last-minute change) Tuesday: tossed salads, chicken breast, and maybe breadsticks Wednesday: baked fish, brown rice, cauliflower Thursday: sesame chicken Friday: pizza night Saturday: sloppy joes The meals without veggies listed we’ll just decide then which veggie to eat from the freezer. Breakfasts are eggs, scones, oatmeal, biscuits, grits, smoothies, and pancakes. Lunches are sandwiches, wraps, macaroni and cheese, tuna salad, leftovers, etc. for the kids and lots of salads for […]

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