I went through several months (oh, who am I kidding? it was more like a few years) of not menu planning. My food bill went sky high and we all gained weight. When you work all day, the last thing you want to do is go grocery shopping. Unfortunately, when you don’t have a plan in place, that happens. Or worse, you realize that you have nothing to cook and the kids are already asking “what are we going to eat?” So, fast food take out or frozen pizza becomes the dinner.
Take the time to plan your menu. Life is so much easier this way!
Week Fifteen 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.
Monday- Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Hash Brown Nests at Great Day Farms
Tuesday- Savory Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches (use frozen waffles from previous week, and warm up in toaster, with pre-cooked sausage patties and fried eggs.
(Quick & Easy Egg Tip: To “fry” egg in a minute, spray a small plastic bowl with cooking spray or wipe down with olive oil, break egg into the bowl, pierce the yolk. Cover bowl with paper towel and place in microwave for 1 minute and you’ll have a perfectly cooked egg (some microwaves need less than a minute, adjust as needed).
Wednesday- No Bake Carrot Cake Energy Bites from It Is a Keeper (Save extras for a lunch time treat) with a Drinkable Yogurt and apple slices.
Thursday – Egg Burrito Scrambler — Scramble eggs, spoon into tortillas, add breakfast meat (sausage, bacon, or ham) sprinkle with cheese and salsa.
Friday – BLT Breakfast Sandwich, make your favorite BLT and add a fried egg.
Saturday – Yogurt cups with granola and honey.
Sunday – Apples & Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins at Rainy Day Mum
Monday- Beef & Broccoli (leftover from Saturday) with rice cakes and pocky sticks (or other favorite snack)
Tuesday- Salad in a Jar
Wednesday- Corndog Muffins at What Lisa Cooks, (use a cornbread muffin mix for a quick and easy recipe and just insert a small hot dog inside before baking) with sliced strawberries, carrot sticks, ketchup or mustard for dipping.
Thursday – No-Back Carrot Cake Energy Bites at It is a Keeper with Cucumber Slices and Cherry Tomatoes
Friday – Turkey Club Sandwiches with potato chips, pickle spear — Brownie bites
Saturday – Chicken Enchilada Soup in the Pressure Cooker at Life is Sweeter by Design (Reserve leftovers for
Sunday – Lemon Poppyseed, Jam-filled, Muffins from 3 Boys and a Dog, (Make extra to freeze, and have for lunch on week 18). with a seared ham steaks, and sliced berries.
Monday– Favorite Meatloaf Recipe with Mashed Potatoes & Green Beans with Brownies for dessert
Tuesday- Chicken Caprese at Butter with a Side of Bread (You can click here to find great bread recipes.)
Wednesday- Turkey Meatballs over rice with broccoli (make extra turkey meatballs for lunch next week.)
Thursday – Slow Cooker Apple Butter Pork Chop Recipe! Crystal & Co. with Roasted Cabbage slices.
Friday – Pizza
Saturday – Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli Soup at Creme de la Crumb with crusty french bread
Sunday – Southwestern Chicken Chili at 3 Boys and a Dog
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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!