Weekly Meal Plan November 4-10, 2012

Happy Monday! I’m happy to be back on track this week with our Weekly Menu Plan after a bit of craziness of house cleaning and yard work preparing for the house painters. The outside of the house is getting painted this week and the painters were here yesterday prepping the house. I can’t begin to tell you how much you can accumulate in a 3-bedroom, garage, shop/office over 7 years. When we moved up here from the bay area, a huge moving truck came with us hauling just about everything and you’d be amazed that there is still stuff we haven’t gone through. 

We took a bit of a break on Saturday and went thrifting at the thrift shops and stopped to check out a few garage/yard sales. I’m always on the lookout for vintage kitchen items or any Pampered Chef kitchen items I don’t have from being a consultant a couple years ago. I found the perfect size Tupperware container to store 5lbs. of flour, a Pampered Chef herb keeper, a Glasbake baking dish and I picked up a few small ice cube trays so I can make Homemade Fruit Snacks for the kids. (recipe to post later.) You can read all about our treasures finds on Thrift Store Hoppin’ Monday over at Grumpy Treasures, our local/online thrift and consignment store.

Besides the house getting painted this week, we should have a somewhat easy and relaxing week.  Relaxed and easy can be a good thing though, especially with the holidays and a few birthdays fast approaching. Things will definitely become hectic and crazy then! I started testing out my Thanksgiving menu yesterday with Fluffy Bread Machine Holiday Bread Rolls. I tweaked the recipe and changed the name a  bit because I like both versions of the recipe and this will help me differentiate the two.  I’ll share the revised recipe with you this week.

Now on with this weeks menu.

My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:

Breakfast options: 

(served with fruit)

French toast casserole
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Scrambled, Fried, or Hard-Boiled Eggs
Breakfast Burritos
English Muffins
Homemade Bread
Breakfast Cookies
Mini Apple Pies

Lunch options:

Sandwiches or Wraps (Tuna salad, egg saladchicken salad, turkey salad, leftover meats, grilled cheese, blt, pb&j)
Leftovers from dinner
Baked Potato
Homemade Pizza Pockets

Suppers Your Family Will Love

Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? It’s time for another weekly menu.  I enjoy menu planning because of  the simplicity it provides for my life. It enables me to decrease my grocery shopping excursions to twice a month and it allows me to  have more free time to focus on my family and home. For ideas in the weekly meal plan, we’ll be focusing on a variety of family meals. You’ll find the recipes on the weekly meal plan also available on my Recipe Index page with a grocery list included.

Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week, given time to cook and photograph :) )

Note: an asterisk* means it’s from the freezer

Sunday:  Sunday Supper~Zesty Baked Ranch (using homemade Ranch dressing) Chicken, Homemade Stuffing, Fluffy Bread Machine Holiday Bread Rolls

Monday: Breakfast for Dinner~Breakfast Bowls and Fruit Smoothies

Tuesday:  Spaghetti and Crock Pot Meatballs, Garlic Jalapeno Bread, Green Garden Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing~Don’t forget to vote!

Wednesday: Baked Potato Bar

Thursday: Beans and Rice with Toppings

Friday: Family Favorites Night ~Rice Bowls with Chicken, Pot Stickers* and Stir-Fry Veggies

Saturday: Soft Tacos*, leftover beans and rice

For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.

What’s cooking at your house this week?


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