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 has worked!


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

TUESDAY::: Taco boats, mexican rice, corn--YES

WEDNESDAY::: Lasagna soup (new recipe) and garlic toast--NOPE-- BUT we ended up moving the Thursday meal to this day, so we had the grilled chicken, chicken rice and peas.

THURSDAY::: grilled chicken, chicken rice, peas--We had this on Wednesday night, I moved Saturdays meal of bratwurst, green beans and pineapple to this night.

FRIDAY::: pizza and fruit--YES

SATURDAY::: bratwurst, green beans and pineapple--We had this on Thursday night, so this became macaroni and cheese for the kids and Bill and I had date night.We used a gift card that one of my tutoring clients had given me...good thing because my dinner was okay at best. Reminded me why we hardly ever go to Jake's restaurant.

SUNDAY::: macaroni and cheese for the kiddos, date night for Bill and I-- We had the lasagna soup (which turned out to be more of a lasagna casserole in the crockpot), after I had to go the tomato paste that I forgot earlier in the week. I will review it later in the week. 

So overall, I will call this week a successful one. I made everything that was on our menu plan even though I had to move a few things around. That is okay. What is important to me is that we are eating better meals than convenience foods and eating fast food. So I will call this past week a successful one! Yahoo!

                   So what are we having this week??

MONDAY::: Ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots

TUESDAY::: Chicken patty sandwiches, waffle fries, pears

WEDNESDAY::: Hamburger helper and peas

THURSDAY::: Fish, Velveeta shells and cheese, broccoli

FRIDAY::: Pizza rolls and fruit

SATURDAY::: Chili and grilled cheese

SUNDAY::: Chicken and cheese casserole and green beans 
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!

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. I would call your week extremely successful. Life happens and we all have to adjust to it!

    I have a tentative menu plan. I try to just have idea for 6 meals with no specific day assigned to any of them. I work better with loose plans.


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