Menu Planning

Weekly Menu Plan – Oct. 2, 2015

Weekly Menu Planning helps our family save money and eat well. Menu plan includes recipe links and free menu planning printables to help you plan your meals at home.Has it been a week already? Last week’s menu plan included some tasty chocolate chocolate chip bundt cake, Rotisserie Chicken Cooked in a Bundt Pan which made for some tasty lunch salads with strawberries and I made homemade pesto for the first time. I made pizza for my brother in law and his family for the first time and my nephew said it was “the best pizza he’s ever had!” It was a tough week weather which wreaked havoc on my energy levels and Rheumatoid Arthritis but I did manage on getting everything cooked on my plan….small victory! 

Devising a weekly menu plan is essential for me especially with all 3 kids in school, soccer and church classes. Why is it that their practices and games are all around dinner time? The kids’ activity schedule has forced me to change up how I do my weekly menu plan. With less time on the evenings and weekends, I need to make sure I have fresh food on hand and know what I plan to cook so we aren’t tempted to eat out. It also means quite a few evenings of slow cooker meals! 

The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! If you have a menu plan or a delicious recipe you want to share, feel free to link it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup. I’m always looking for new recipes to try.

This Week’s Menu Plan:

Friday:

Wing it, breakfast for dinner probably.

Saturday:

Homemade pizzas – cheese for the kids and supreme for Superhubby and I. I use the pizza dough recipe on the back of the Fleishman’s Pizza Yeast packet. How do you make your dough? 

Salad

Sunday:

Copycat Cracker Barrel Pancakes from Mirlanda’s Kitchen with bacon and fruit. I made this last week and the boys LOVED it, “best pancakes ever” deserve another go around.

Carrabba’s Chicken Marsala from Carrabba’s blog, Cracker Barrel Mashed Potatoes from Copykat and Crusty Bread with Dipping herbs

Monday:

Beef Enchiladas with Black Refried Beans

Tuesday:

Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole from Taste of Home

Salad or fruit

Garlic toast

Wednesday:

Zesty Flounder Fillets over Lemon Rice from casserole cookbook

Thursday:

Leftovers

 

Menu Planning Tools

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat
I have been loving Plan to Eat* to get my menu plan, recipes and shopping lists printed up fast! Highly recommend and you can try it out free for 30 days to see if you like it. It’s one of the perpetual goals to get my recipe hoarding collection organized so I have been using Plan to Eat a LOT. It makes it so much easier to search for a recipe and know where to find it! We can share recipes there too if you’re a Plan to Eat member, just send me a friend request.

I created a couple weekly planner printables to incorporate my menu plans into my week. Check them out and download for free if it will help you with your weekly goal and menu planning.

Free Weekly Planner printable with menu planner based on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Free Weekly Planner Printable with Menu Plan, Daily Goals and Small Victories & Gratitude Tracker

 

Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk (*). These are cookbooks and tools I own myself and recommend. Should you purchase from an affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

All Linked Up

This post linked up with SITS Sharefest , Share the Wealth Sunday , Menu Plan Monday and Weekend Cooking.

What’s on your menu plan for this week?

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7 Comments

  1. Carrabba’s chicken marsala sounds awesome! Too bad I didn’t read this sooner or I may have shown up on your doorstep…LOL
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

    1. That looks great. I’ve never grilled pizza before and it’s been ages since I used my bread machine. How long does it take the machine to make the dough? Thinking I need to give it a good scrubbing and make some bread. Luckily the pizza yeast is fast rising so I just make it, top it and stick it in the oven. Easy for me and boys love it.

    1. They really did love the pancakes, they kept asking for them. Just so you know, I could not find low fat buttermilk in any of our stores, maybe it is a Southern thing 🙂 So I used whole buttermilk and they still came out great. I appreciate the compliment on my blog name. Rheumatoid arthritis has forced me to appreciate the small victories. There are a lot of hurdles along the way so I take the good days and times when I can. I hope you will linkup some of your recipes with our Small Victories Sunday linkup. It’s open all week with new linkups starting every Saturday at 8pm EST.

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