Menu Plan Monday

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Planning meals for Sundays is a laugh in our household. For one, we almost always eat breakfast at Sunday School and eat out after church service. Then, we are either too stuffed for dinner or we scrounge around for leftovers. So now you know why I am no longer going to plan for Sundays—it just seems silly!

I am trying to empty us out of my May once-a-month-cooking so I can maybe tackle it again (with Megs, if she wants)! I have so enjoyed having these meals to pop in the oven when I get home from work.

We apparently had a weird week, because we didn’t get to many of the meals I planned last week. I ended up making two meals on Wednesday night that we then noshed on the rest of the week (except for my dinner with Megs on Thursday). Saturday night we ended up eating the rest of my Cheddar Butter Burgers with friends to celebrate the 4th. It was great!

Here’s my plan for this coming week.

Breakfast: oatmeal, peach
Lunch: leftover Mexican Stuffed Shells, raw vegetables, ranch dressing
Dinner: leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu

Breakfast: Eggs with cheese, toast
Lunch: Out with work team
Dinner: Beef Fajitas, Rice

Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash
Lunch: Sandwich, Peach, Veggies
Dinner: Church (Roasted Chicken)

Breakfast: Sweet Potato Hash
Lunch: Frozen Meal (not part of the “whole foods” plan, but it’s in the freezer so I feel obliged), veggies, fruit
Dinner: Ham and Hashbrown Bake, veggie

Breakfast: Grits with cheese, toast
Lunch: Sandwich, Fruit, Soup from cafeteria
Dinner: Leftover Ham and Hashbrown Bake

Breakfast: French Toast or Pancakes, Bacon
Lunch: Leftovers/Sandwiches/Whatever’s in the Fridge
Dinner: Baked Pasta with Meatloaf Mix from OAMC*

For more menu plans, click over to I’m an Organizing Junkie.

* Meredith and I both thought the Pizza-Stuffed Meatloaf was inedible. I think it didn’t lend itself to freezing; also, we used high-fat meat because we were buying in bulk and being frugal, and so the meatloaf was sitting in several inches of fat while it cooked. I couldn’t seem to get mine hot, either.

I love Kate at Cooking During Stolen Moments so I hate to write that! I am sure when she made it fresh it turned out just fine; it was just something about the freezing. Meredith suggested we use the meat mixture for spaghetti, so that’s the basic way I am going—defrosting the meatloaf, browning the whole mix, draining off all the fat, and then mixing it with spaghetti sauce and combining with some whole wheat elbows I have on hand. Then I will sprinkle with more mozzarella and bake.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday

  1. Sorry that meatloaf didn't turn out for you!! I bet the freezing did have something to do with it. I'm SO glad you were honest though. I think I'll have to make it again soon and see if I can tweak the recipe to make it more freezer friendly. 🙂

  2. Hi there! Found your blog thru MckMama's… can't wait to try out some of the recipes! I think I will keep checking back for some more yummy ideas, if that's alright with you 🙂

  3. I have really enjoyed having those meals in the freezer. Thanks for trying it with me! I think we still have one pack of fajitas and one meatloaf remaining.

    I suspect it was the pepperoni plus cheese that added the grease factor, not the meat. I think I bought 80/20 ground beef, which is what I usually buy without those same results.

  4. Oh man, I totally know what you mean! It's so saddening. Just today, there was a young girl who did NOT want an abortion… but her mom wanted one for her… I just can't even imagine.

    My heart breaks for these girls who are being told lies. And, of course, for these lives being lost.

    OK, that's MY short tirade! 🙂 I am training to be a counselor at our local crisis pregnancy clinic. Tough work, but so life-changing!

    Have a fantastic night… "see" you around the blogging world 😉

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