Menu Plan – Feb. 9. 2015

I am joining Menu Plan Monday hosted by Org Junkie and What’s for Dinner? Menu Planning Linkup hosted by Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast this week to share what we’re eating. The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food! If you have a menu plan, feel free to link it up with our Small Victories Sunday Linkup. I’m always looking for new recipes to try.

Last week reminded me that sometimes my RA gets in the way. It took me out of commission unexpectedly on Thursday but I cooked most of my menu plan. I just have to remember not to push myself too far, rest, recover and be flexible. 

The definite kids favorite was the Spinach Ricotta Stuffed Shells. Good thing I had modified the recipe to use the entire box of jumbo shells because the boys have been devouring it! I was so happy that Superhubby loved my first attempt at Chicken Biryani too, just the smell of the slow cooking cardamom and curry reminds me of mom’s house. It made so much, I had to freeze half of it.

This Week’s Menu Plan:

This week I used one of the 5 meal planning tips that Mom of 6 shared that she asks her family what they’d like to eat for the coming week during Sunday dinner. This worked well for me as I asked each boy what they’d like and we all agreed on a delicious menu plan. So here’s what my boys requested this week:


A.1. Swiss Burgers from Cook This, Not That Cookbook*, french fries and salad or fruit


Make Carrabba’s at home: Chicken Marsala (Carrabba’s Marsala Sauce recipe), Alfredo Noodles, salad and bread with Carrabba’s Herb Olive Oil dipping sauce. We love Carrabba’s and so excited to find their recipes on their blog!


Buttermilk Waffles from Cooking Classy, bacon and fruit 


Bang Bang Shrimp from Damn Delicious, Cajun Shrimp using homemade cajun seasoning for kids


Leftovers or Baked Ravioli


Homemade pizza (I use the crust recipe off the Fleischman’s Pizza Yeast packet)


Potato Ham Chowder from Damn Delicious and Baked Club Sandwiches from Detours in Life

Valentine’s Day means the boys will want their favorite Grilled Marinated Steak Tips and Cheesy Bacon Potato Rounds from This Simple Home.


Crockpot Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Menu Planning Tools

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat
I have been loving Plan to Eat* to get my menu plan, recipes and shopping lists printed up fast! Highly recommend and you can try it out free for 30 days to see if you like it. It’s one of the Organized Home Goals this month to work on recipes, so I will be using Plan to Eat a LOT this month. I can’t wait to get all my recipes into it, but I have a feeling it will take me all month if not longer to do it, I’m a recipe hoarder.

I created a couple weekly planner printables to incorporate my menu plans into my week. Check them out and download for free if it will help you with your weekly goal and menu planning.

Free Weekly Planner printable with menu planner based on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Free Weekly Planner Printable with Menu Plan, Daily Goals and Small Victories & Gratitude Tracker

This post linked up with Inspire Me Mondays and Friendship Friday.

Note: This post contains affiliate links as indicated by an asterisk (*). These are cookbooks and tools I own myself and recommend. Should you purchase from an affiliate link, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. 

What’s on your menu plan for this week?


  1. Sounds like your family eats great. Mine would be jealous. LOL People have such creative Linky parties. I need to go to more than I do. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party.

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