Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Menu Plan Monday, Week of September 4

I've always been a meal planner, but having four active kids has made it essential for survival.  We gotta eat, and preferably something healthy and yummy!  Meal planning helps us stay on budget, and have more fun and less stress...allows us to thrive, instead of just survive!

My post here showed my fun menu frame and the dry erase calendar I used for 14 years to plan our monthly meals.  My new system is a weekly meal planner my muscle man made on Excel that I print and complete.  I'm still revising it, but here is the first draft:


Beginning with this week, I'll have a Menu Plan Monday each Monday that has links to other recipes I've posted.  I'm sooo excited and am linking up with orgjunkie.com to get tons of menu ideas.

Weekly Menu Plan, September 4

breakfast burritos, fruit
cereal, bananas
waffles, strawberries/sour cream
yogurt, cinnamon raisin bread
pancakes, sausage

caterpillar sandwiches
beef and bean burritos
mac & cheese

steakhouse (40th anniversary dinner out for my mom & dad)
make your own pizza party, salad, dump cake
tilapia, rice, green beans, strawberries
meatloaf, baked sweet potatoes, salad
grill night: burgers, tomatoes, chocolate sheet cake
bbq pork, smoked baked beans

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." 
(J.R.R. Tolkien)



  1. i love dump cake. ive made cherry and i make it in the crockpot!
    I would love if you stopped by my blog
    Here is a link to my Menu Plan
    Have a great week:)

  2. Thanks Cristin - I too love using my crockpot for desserts...and lots of meals!
    Thanks for sharing your menu link - sounds great!