What are we eating this week?

One of the things that I want to do in 2016 is to plan our dinner menus weekly and post them here for accountability.Breakfasts are usually yogurt and fruit or cereal and fruit for the kids and Bill and I find whatever we are in the mood for. Lunch is usually something quick for Benjamin (chicken nuggets, corn dog, PB and J) with fruit and leftovers for Bill and I. During the school year, Rebecca and Jacob get free lunch at their school. That leaves dinner for the family....

I started menu planning at the beginning of the year and I will say that with a few exceptions, it worked!


MONDAY::: Meatloaf, green beans, augratin potatoes-- YEP

TUESDAY::: Waffles, sausage, and fruit---YEP

WEDNESDAY::: Crockpot orange chicken (new recipe) and rice and green beans-- YEP (This new recipe was a keeper!)

THURSDAY::: Cheese quesadillas, corn, carrots-- YEP

FRIDAY::: Pizza rolls and fruit-- YEP

SATURDAY::: Chicken patties/chicken wings ??? (Bill is home with the boys, as I have a lock-in to attend with Rebecca-- so this is the plan, unless he decides to order pizza or something)--NOPE-- Bill ordered pizza and wings. I knew he would but wish he wouldn't have.

SUNDAY::: Lasagna and garlic bread-- YEP

So overall, a great week for menu planning, unless you count Saturday night as a failure. I say it is what it is, so just deal. I knew in the back of my mind that he would order pizza...like I said, it is what it is. Onward to this cold, cold, COLD week! 

So what are we having this week??

MONDAY::: Turkey, stuffing, green beans, yams, gravy

TUESDAY::: Taco boats, mexican rice, corn

WEDNESDAY::: Lasagna soup (new recipe) and garlic toast

THURSDAY::: grilled chicken, chicken rice, peas

FRIDAY::: pizza and fruit

SATURDAY::: bratwurst, green beans and pineapple

SUNDAY::: macaroni and cheese for the kiddos, date night for Bill and I
I tend to make our menus out on Sunday night to go from Monday to Sunday. I usually go to the grocery store one day during the week (usually Wednesday but sometimes another day). I have everything I need for this menu, except for hot dog buns for Saturday. 

Hopefully, I will be able to stick to this plan and can report back success next week! 

Do you menu plan? 
Do you have a favorite dinner to share? 



  1. Rachel-what is a taco boat? Also, as a suggestion: can you keep a take n bake from Aldi's/Wm or frozen pizza on hand for when Bill's in charge of feeding supper?

    1. A taco boat is basically a soft tortilla baked in a boat shape filled with taco seasonings. I have done them with regular soft tortillas, but these will be done with free Old El Paso Taco boats that we were given 4 packages of :)

      And I always keep at least 2 frozen pizzas in our freezer as well as a bag of chicken wings and chicken patties. I actually have a stockpile of 4 bags of chicken wings that I bought super cheap a few weeks ago. He just chose not to serve it and ordered pizza instead...he knows it made me mad, but it is what it is.

    2. CTMOM-- here is a link to the taco boats we will be using this week: http://www.oldelpaso.com/Products/shells-tortillas/Mini%20Soft%20Tortilla%20Taco%20Boats.aspx

  2. Thanks, Rachel, I had never heard of those before!


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