Menu Plan Monday – November 10, 2014



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!

Last week I made the Butternut Squash pasta without the bacon to make it meat free and apparently that was a huge mistake. My boys did not enjoy the healthified mac and cheese and it was a running joke all week how much they did NOT like it. Ugh, note to self, NEVER omit the bacon. I didn’t get to about half of last week’s menu plan so it appears again this week. Sometimes my best-laid plans are foiled like that but that’s ok, meal plans are flexible.

This Week’s Menu Plan:

This week my youngest is off getting spoiled by grandparents which leaves my days free to concentrate on house to-dos until the big kids come home from school. I’ll be undertaking clearing out the garage so easy crockpot meals will be the way to help me get dinner on the table without too much time in the kitchen.


We were doing clutter clearing today so just had leftovers and ordered pizza.


Arroz con Pollo from Skinnytaste with Columbian Aji Picante

Arroz con Pollo from Skinnytaste


Soft tacos, taco salad, rice and beans


Crockpot Tortellini Soup and grilled sandwiches

Photo Credit: Crockpot Tortellini Soup from Family Fresh Meals






Cinnamon Roll Dippers from Le Creme de la Crumb

Photo credit: Cinnamon Roll Dippers from Le Creme de la Crumb

Bhel Puri – one of my favorite Indian dishes which is really just a snack in India. With puffed rice, crunchy sev, boiled potatoes, tomato, onion and sweet or mint chutney, it’s a delicious, light vegetarian meal. I have not made it before but all that’s needed is to boil potatoes and chop veggies and it’s easy to toss together and eat cold.

bhel puri
Bhel Puri photo from Sailu’s Kitchen


Easy Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons. I have yet to find a method for reheating frozen egg that my boys like. I am going to try Sarah’s method of wrapping in plastic wrap then aluminum foil and see if it heats up well. I’d love to make ahead burritos or egg muffins for quick breakfasts. If you’ve been around my blog or social media, you know I am NOT a morning person.

Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons
Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons

Crockpot Chicken Chili from Skinnytaste

Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili from Skinnytaste

Organizing Printables

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


What’s on your menu plan for this week? What freeze ahead or crockpot meals does your family enjoy?


    1. It is easy and very tasty. I take some shortcuts (like yesterday I didn’t pulse veggies in a food processor) but its still wonderful. Let me know if you try it!

  1. I love menu planning! And you’re right, they can be made very flexible, which is great since life is so unpredictable sometimes.
    In this post of mine ( I mention a breakfast casserole we LOVE. It’s easy and very customizable, so you can tweak it to fit your needs. The best part? We use the leftovers as filling for breakfast burritos! We’ve done it at least once each of the last few months, and it’s a lifesaver. And everything reheats well, even from frozen.
    I hope this week is better for you, and y’all get to eat all this yummy food!

    1. I have made this one before and as always I tweaked the recipe but it is one of our favorites. Even the hubby who doesn’t like soup typically (except chili) likes this one. Thanks for stopping by Andrea. Menu planning helps me a ton from getting stressed out when kids are hungry and shuffling to evening activities.

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