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Menu Plan Monday: Stuck in a rut?

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When I was first thinking of what we would have for supper, I had things on my mind like:  Spaghetti, Meatloaf, and Chicken and Broccoli.

Then, I realized that that would not do.  Seems like we are having the exact same things every single week and I am getting bored.  So, I thought I would try some new things.  If they go well, I will be adding recipes to the site later.

Take note, not all things on my Week Thirty Three Menu Plan will be new.. otherwise, we might be really hungry. LOL!

Week Thirty Three_ Menu Plan Printables

Week Thirty Three Menu Plan:

Scroll to the bottom to print out these plans and the shopping list.


Monday – Cinnamon Raisin English Muffins with Cream Cheese

Tuesday – Easy Breakfast Sausage Egg Cups from My Life Cookbook

Wednesday –  Greek Yogurt Baked Oatmeal from Sublime Reflections

Thursday –  Ham & Egg scramble with cheddar cheese.

Friday – Florida Banana Bread Protein Pancakes will get the day started right!

Saturday – Sausage, Gravy & Biscuits

Sunday – Chicken and Herb Breakfast Patties from More than Pancakes topped with scrambled eggs and tomato slices.


Monday – Boiled eggs, family favorite crackers such as (affiliate link), blueberries,

Tuesday – *Leftover Beef Stroganoff with cherry tomatoes, and bagel chips

Wednesday – These Chicken Parm Meatball Pops from Savings Lifestyle …. make for a tasty lunch that’s sure to please. If you make the meatballs and cook pasta the night before, then pack them in containers it will make for a quick and easy, get out the door kind of morning.

Thursday – Tuna, Avocado, Lettuce Wraps from Flour On My Face with an applesauce cup.

Friday – Deli Turkey or Chicken rolled, cheese sticks, sliced cucumbers with carrot sticks and family favorite snack (the following are affiliate links: Rice Krispies, Teddy Grahams, etc.)

Saturday – Bacon and Cheddar Steak Fries

Sunday – White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Thrifty, Frugal, Mom

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Monday – Frito Pie with a side salad

Tuesday – Coconut Lime Chicken by Renée at Great Peace with steamed rice and side salad.

Wednesday – Tomato Asiago Pork Tenderloin Skillet from My Life Cookbook

Thursday – One Pot Chicken Tetrazzini from Crafty Morning

Friday – Family Pizza Night – Make your own or order in.

Saturday – Banzai Sliders at Somewhat Simple with sweet potato fries

Sunday – Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche from Women Living Well with a side salad

My Favorite Recipe Sites:

When I am feeling stuck, I like to scroll through Pinterest, but I also like to check out a few websites.  These are places that I know have simple and kid-friendly recipes.

Wondermom Wannabe has an insane amount of Instant Pot recipes. Have fun!

Crystal and Comp is a busy Mom with 6, yes SIX, boys at home. You know her recipes can fill a crowd and are kid-approved!

Simply Stacie‘s dishes seem fancy thanks to her amazing photography. But, have no fear! You can make them, too!

Week Thirty Three Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get your free printable menu plan and shopping list by clicking the image above.

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

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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Tuesday 11th of October 2011

I am so excited to see how they are. My kids like iCarly and always want "Spencer's Famous Spaghetti Tacos" so it is neat to finally try them.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds

Monday 10th of October 2011

So I don't get in a rut, I try to plan at least 2 new recipes a week. Then, we add them to the "keeper" list. Actually, as I'm coming up on the one year anniversary of my blog, I noticed that I will have 52 weeks of unique menus planned. I'm pretty excited about that!


Tuesday 11th of October 2011

Carrie, I never thought of that! I am on my 3rd year and have menu planned almost since the beginning. Hmmm.... maybe I should just start over? LOL!


Monday 10th of October 2011

Hi! Stopping by via MPM. Trying new things is always fun! I have never heard of Girl Scout Stew before. I may have to try that myself sometime. Have a great week!


Tuesday 11th of October 2011

That is my family recipe. It is almost Spaghetti. ;-)


Monday 10th of October 2011

It is easy to get into a menu plan rut! I was feeling the same way, so this week I'm trying four new recipes-hopefully at least some of them will be hits! Found you via orgjunkie link up :)


Tuesday 11th of October 2011

I used to sit down at my table with all my supplies and make my plan, then shop, etc. I have been so busy that I have cut that out. SO, I sit at my computer on Monday morning trying to crank out ideas and it just doesn't work well. I really need to get back to my real menu planning!