I have figured out that since I usually shop on Monday or Tuesday, it makes sense for me to plan the menu at least through next Monday.


  • Monday – oats
  • Tuesday – pancakes
  • Wednesday – muffins
  • Thursday – egg & cheese breakfast burritos
  • Friday – cream of wheat
  • Saturday – sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs
  • Sunday – leftover pizza
  • Monday – oats


  • Monday – leftover jambalaya
  • Tuesday – ramen noodles. Lest you think we eat these all the time, we haven’t actually had them in the last few weeks. I keep putting it off because everyone loves them and we don’t want to have them on a day that one of the girls is gone.
  • Wednesday – quesadillas. Bean and cheese, unless for some incredible and unforseen reason we manage to have leftover taco meat from Monday’s dinner.
  • Thursday – double decker PB&J
  • Friday – leftovers
  • Saturday – [brunch, above]
  • Sunday – funnel cakes in the evening
  • Monday – beanie weenies. Somehow we’ve managed to skip this 2 weeks in a row. Maybe I should just give up on it.


  • Monday – taco salad
  • Tuesday – [family potluck at our house] swiss burgers. These are getting rave reviews, and we still have plenty of cheap ground beef in the freezer.
  • Wednesday – bubble-up pizza. Lydia has been begging to make this as a kid-dinner. Hubby and I will have chicken caesar salads again.
  • Thursday – steak salad for hubby and me, cheesy chicken & rice casserole for the kiddos. Preseasoned fajita beef is on sale this week.
  • Friday – pizza, of course!
  • Saturday – beef fajitas. More sale meat. mmmm!
  • Sunday – sausage spaghetti. Kait requested this, and I think it might go over well at church for the weekly fellowship meal.
  • Monday – cheesy chicken patties. This is a recipe I’ve been meaning to try for quite a while. I just hope I can either find the recipe or remember enough to wing it.

Now to write a shopping list and get out the door. Note to self: hurry up!


  1. purring piggy,
    I’ll post the recipe for bubble-up pizza later this week. Or maybe I’ll have Lydia post it to her blog, since she wants to make it.

  2. jennyb,
    Our church meets in the chapel of a Christian school and we use the cafeteria for our fellowship meals afterward.

    We often have leftovers too – hubby always gets leftovers for his lunch at work. If there’s more, some or all of us have leftovers instead of whatever is on the menu for lunch. That’s why we keep recycling lunch ideas: because we so often don’t use them.

    Actually the swiss burgers are the ones I called burgers w/mushroom gravy. I just renamed it. 🙂

  3. You should share your recipe for your swiss burgers! Are they swiss because of swiss cheese?

    God bless,

  4. Christina says:

    WOW!!! That’s quite a menu!!!

  5. HomemakerAng says:

    When i make dinner each night i always make plenty for leftover lunch the next day so that I have 2 meals covered at once. works for me 🙂 I would love to try your jambalaya!

  6. Purring Piggy says:

    Thanks for sharing your menus…I love to get new ideas from others!

    Would love to know what Bubble-up Pizza is???

    When I was growing up, my mom made “Chicken Chests with Cheese” which is something I serve my family, but without the cheese, since I was the only one who liked the cheese. It is flattened chicken breasts, breaded and pan fried, and then you add a little chicken broth, cover and steam so they have their own gravy, sort of. My mom put slices of mozzarella cheese on and let them melt when you add the broth.

    Anyway, look forward to you sharing some of your recipes!

  7. My children love ramen noodles, too. We have them around four times a year. They do taste good:)

    Good thing moms are in charge of the menu planning!

    Does your family go to a home church?

  8. tegdirb92 says:

    the chicken patties sound delicious! have a wonderful Monday. great meal plan.

  9. Sounds great! You have a beautiful family!!! 🙂 Have a blessed week!

  10. Looks like a great menu this week!

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