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Menu Plan Monday: Pantry Clean Out

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Every so often, you should take the time to shop from your pantry.  If you are like me, you have purchased things on sale or because they were part of your menu, but never got around to actually eating them.

This week, I am shopping from my pantry.  If you have been shopping for the same things that I have, you probably have some of these things built up, too.  As usual, I have included a complete shopping list, but be sure to go through your pantry, fridge, and freezer before heading to the store.

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Week Twenty One Menu Plan:

Scroll to the bottom to print out these plans and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 4 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.


Monday- Bacon Pancake Dippers at Lady Behind the Curtain

Tuesday- Sausage Egg and Cheese Crescents at Great Day Farms

Wednesday- Cereal with side of fruit (berries, or bananas)

Thursday – Mason jar Eggs at Skinny Fitalicious

Friday – Toast with Nutella & Blueberries and of course a tall glass of ice cold milk.

Saturday – Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowls at As Easy as Pie

Sunday – Breakfast Taquitos are so easy to make.

  1. In a bowl mix together scrambled eggs, crumbled breakfast sausage, your favorite salsa, and shredded cheddar or Colby jack cheese.
  2. Then, spoon a small amount onto a tortilla.
  3. Roll into taquitos.
  4. Lay on a baking pan.
  5. Sprinkle tops with more cheese.
  6. Make this up the night before, cover, and refrigerate.
  7. The next morning, place in oven at 350° for 15-20 minutes until taquitos have crisped up. Yummy!


Monday- Sliced Salami, Cheese Sticks, Grape (or Cherry) Tomatoes, Crackers (affiliate link)

Tuesday- Boiled Eggs, Crackers, Applesauce Cups, Grapes

Wednesday- Italian Sandwich Roll-ups at Happy Go Lucky with pineapple tidbits cups, and little brownie bites (affiliate links)

Thursday – *Sloppy Joes, carrot sticks, and applesauce cups

Friday – Pizza Lunch Bento Box from 3 Boys and Dog

Saturday – Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Sunday – Asparagus Linguine at 3 Boys and a Dog

Week Twenty One_ Menu Plan Printables

Monday- Corn & Bacon Pie from Epicurious with a sautéed asparagus (Just drizzle olive oil in pan, add trimmed asparagus, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté for about 10 minutes until the green color brightens. Remove from pan).

Tuesday- Chicken and Dumpling Casserole at The Country Cook serve with a garden salad.

Wednesday- Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is a so good! Its taste is satisfyingly simple and perfect for a hump day dinner. Make sure you have some a loaf of Country White Bread from your store’s bakery to go along with this creamy goodness.

Thursday – Chipotle Sweet Pulled Pork at Carlsbad Cravings serve as tacos with a side of black beans

Friday – Easy Weeknight Chicken Spaghetti at A Reinvented Mom is a comforting dish at the end of a long week.

Saturday – Your favorited pre-cooked Sliced Ham (affiliate link) with Parmesan, Tomato, Zucchini Bake from The Nutritionist Reviews

Sunday – This Dinner in a Dish at Southern Plate is just that. Everything is baked in one baking dish making both prep and clean up a breeze.

Week Twenty One Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get Your Menu Plan Monday Week Twenty One

OR get 4 weeks of planning and shopping printables in my shop.

My Favorite Easy to Follow Meal Plan Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. ?

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

Perfect for May! Includes printable menus and shopping lists for the next 4 weeks of the year (or any weeks of the year, honestly).

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you create a specific Easy to Follow Meal Plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

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Wednesday 16th of April 2014

chanel damier Hello! I could have sworn I've visited your blog before but after looking at some of the articles I realized it's new to me. Anyways, I'm definitely happy I found it and I'll be book-marking it and checking back regularly!

Lisa Manning

Monday 6th of May 2013

Food doesn't HAVE to cost you a fortune at Disney! Over the years, I have found many ways to save money there. You are allowed to take soft sided coolers into the parks. I always load up on fun snacks the kids don't usually have in addition to their favorites. I take one bag with fruit, chips, snacks, etc. I take another big cooler with bottled water. I have even used water bottles and put my own tea into them. You can partially freeze the bottles so they will thaw through the day.

Also, the last time we went, Children's meals were only $5. Everyone got a children's meal at lunch...including the adults. We supplemented with the snack bag.

We have always eaten breakfast before we went to the parks. Cream of wheat/oatmeal are somewhat healthy just by adding hot water. I am not sure if you are driving or flying. One year, when we were driving, I made casseroles at home and froze them in advance. They kept great on the ride. At dinner time, I could easily throw them in the oven at our condo. No fuss for me (except clean up but this is where paper plates work well!).

Have a blast! Love Disney!


Monday 6th of May 2013

Wow Lisa, thanks for all the great advice! We will take a few snacks and things in - we typically rent a stroller because it makes life so much easier and it really isn't that expensive. Plus, the 6 year old will get tired and he might need a ride. We just can't carry him the whole time. :-)

We will have a house and are planning two meals in it most days, but there are special places the boys want to eat. Also, we will have an extra person with us so that right there adds to our expenses.

Dishes shouldn't be a problem - I think we will have a dishwasher.. if not, we have 4 kids with us - plenty of dishwashers :-)