Unfortunately, there comes a time in every responsible adult’s year that she must deep clean her entire home. Actually, this time comes twice in each year. We have a huge Spring Cleaning purge and another in the Fall.
However, deep cleaning the house really isn’t the hard part. The hard part is deep cleaning the house and still keeping up with your menu plan and other normal, everyday, housekeeping tasks!
That is why I created this Menu Plan for Spring Cleaning for us. This weekly menu plan includes quick, easy, and make-ahead meals so that we can concentrate on scrubbing this house and decluttering it from top to bottom without worrying about what our kids are going to eat!
Quick Menu Plan for Spring Cleaning
The complete menu plan for the eighth week of the year is below. You can find links to recipes and more. Scroll to the bottom to print out this menu plan for Spring Cleaning and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 4 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.
Week 8’s Breakfast:
Monday – Pancake Muffins at Parenting Chaos with sausage patties, (while frying sausage patties, also cook up extra crumbled sausage for tomorrow’s breakfast).
Tuesday – Easy Egg Scrambler — sauté diced onions, green peppers in butter until soft, Add eggs scramble, toss in pre-cooked bulk sausage & cheese..
Wednesday – Overnight Apple French Toast Recipe at 3 Boys and a Dog
Thursday – French Toast Sticks from Freezer, boiled eggs (boil the night before and put in freezer for quick grab & go, boil extra for lunches.)
Friday – Toast with Nutella and Jam and a Banana Smoothie
Saturday – Waffles from a mix and be sure to make extra for lunch time waffles next week.
Sunday – Oatmeal with cinnamon and raisins.
Lunch Menu Plan for Spring Cleaning:
Monday – Salad in a Jar
Tuesday -Ham & Swiss Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls with side of Pineapple Cups
Wednesday -Nutella & Banana Wraps, with sliced strawberries, and a drinkable yogurt.
Thursday – Mini Corn Dog Muffins. This is so easy! Just cut hot dog wieners into 4 parts, mix up a corn muffin mix according to package, pour mix into mini muffin tins, insert 1 wiener portion into the each muffin then bake. Serve with a side of cheese cubes and Mandarin Oranges.
Friday – Boiled Eggs, Goldfish Crackers, String Cheese, Blueberries
Saturday – Egg Salad BLT at Tastes Better from Scratch (use extra boiled eggs).
Sunday – Pizza Quesadillas with Marinara Dipping Sauce is a delicious and easy lunch. Fill two flour tortillas with mozarella, and parmesan cheeses, add diced pepperoni and/or crumbled sausage, you could also add mushrooms. Butter tortillas and grill until crisp. Use a jarred spaghetti sauce for an easy marinara dip and sprinkle grated parmesan on top of finished quesadillas.
Dinner Menu Plan
Monday – Zucchini & Turkey Lasagna at 3 Boys and a Dog serve green beans and crusty garlic bread.
Tuesday – Spinach Stuffed Baked Steak at Wonder Mom Wannabe with a side of baked sweet potato.
Wednesday – Quick and Savory Ginger Garlic Shrimp Skewers at Gym Craft Laundry serve with a side of white rice and green salad.
Thursday – Oven Baked Chicken, Potatoes, & Carrots at Saving you Dinero,
Friday – Asian Beef Noodle Bowl Recipe at 3 Boys and a Dog
Saturday – Spicy Chicken and Apple Sweet Potato Stir Fry at The Bewitchin Kitchen
Sunday – Pork Roast Recipe at 3 Boys and a Dog with roasted acorn squash cut in half and sprinkled with salt & pepper and brown sugar, and Creamy Broccoli Salad from Wondermom Wannabe. *Cook enough pork roast to have leftovers for a second meal next week.
Get Your Printable Menu and Shopping List here.
OR get 4 weeks of planning and shopping printables in my shop.
My Favorite Meal Planning 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. ?
What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you create a specific menu plan for spring cleaning? Do you have a system of trying something new each week? I would love to hear your menu planning details!
Looking for more menu planning ideas? You can find plenty of recipes as well as a free menu planning sheet on my kid friendly recipes page!
Monday 25th of February 2013
The beef tips sound delish! I'll be adding those to my 'must try next month' list. stopping over via OrgJunkie today.