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Menu Plan Monday: School, Cinco de Mayo, New Puppies

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Last week was one crazy week!  I had so much going on from new puppies to makeovers.  From birthday parties to blogging plans.  This week looks like it is going to be just as crazy.  In fact, I think the next 4 weeks (until school is out) promise to be crazy.  Isn’t it always like that?  Thanks goodness for menu planning or my poor kids would never eat. LOL!

For menu plan week 18, I have included some fun resources to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  I hope you and your children enjoy them!

menu plans 18 . Cinco de Mayo resources

Week Eighteen 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 5 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.

This week is designed to use up what you may have remaining in your pantry. Only buy the items that you are totally out of.


Monday- Bacon, Eggs & Toast

Tuesday- Country Breakfast Bowls at Budget Bytes

Wednesday- French Toast Sticks (leftovers from last week in freezer ham slices).

Thursday – DIY Freezer Oatmeal Cups (See note on Week 14) at Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Friday – Favorite Cereal with available fruit.

Saturday –  French Toast Bake at Lil’ Luna

Sunday – End of the month breakfast bake. Spray casserole with cooking spray, or wipe with olive oil, chop any available breakfast meat (bacon, sausage, ham), mix in 3-4 large eggs, and available cheese, sprinkle in leftover veggies such as spinach, broccoli, or tomatoes). Bake at 350 15-20 minutes until eggs are cooked through and just starting to brown.


Monday- Lettuce Wraps using On-hand Deli Meat, Chopped Veggies, and  an On-hand Fruit.

Tuesday– Pizza Quesadillas, use up any leftover cheese, marinara sauce, tortillas and lunch meat.  Add an extra cup of marinara for dipping.  Any remaining snacks you have available.

Wednesday- Turkey Meatballs (leftovers from dinner week 17), lettuce and baby carrots, with frozen grapes.

Thursday – Peanut Butter & Banana Roll-ups using a wrap or tortillas, Celery Sticks or sliced cucumbers, Potato Chips

Friday—Leftover,  Corn Chowder with Oyster Crackers, & Fruit Cups

Saturday – Asian Chicken Kabobs at 3 Boys and a Dog Hint: Use up any leftover veggies to build your kabobs.

Sunday—Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Week Eighteen_ Menu Plan Printables


Monday-  Freezer Meal: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken from Crystal & Co.

Tuesday-Freezer Meal: Slow Cooker Potato & Corn Chowder at Damn Delicious

Wednesday-Grilled Chipotle Chicken Wings at 3 Boys and a Dog with Celery Sticks & Ranch Dip

Thursday – Crock pot Sloppy Joes at Crystal & Co. with Broccoli on the side.

Friday – Tangy Crockpot Pork Stew at 3 Boys and a Dog (If you have leftover pork tenderloin from previous weeks you can use that, otherwise you will need to buy a medium pork roast).

Saturday – Meatball Sub Casserole at Family Fresh Meals

Sunday – Baked Potato Bar – using leftovers create a potato bar using leftover veggies, cheese, and proteins.

Cinco de Mayo Resources:

Looking for some fun Cinco de Mayo things?

Week Eighteen Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get Your Menu Plan Monday Week Eighteen

OR get 5 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

5 weeks of menu plans, perfect for April or any longer month

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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