Category Archives: Menu Planning

Meal Prep Time

It’s a new year

and if you’re like me, you’re more determined than ever to lose a few pounds and find better health. What better time to do some meal prep for the week so we can stay on track?

These divided containers look like the perfect tool to help us in our efforts!

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Here’s to a happy new year and a happier healthier you and me!


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Menu Planner with a cut and carry shopping list

This is something I created a few years ago when my girls first started helping in the kitchen.

I need to get back to using it!

Anyway, feel free to download and use to your heart’s content.

Happy Friday!

Menu Plan Monday

We finally have RAIN!

It’s been several weeks since we had rain, so we’re excited now maybe we can have a bonfire soon!  That’s one of our favorite cool weather activities.  There’s nothing like eating roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, while wrapped up in a blanket, and sitting around an open fire.

We like to go by the Ultimate Camp Resource website for great bonfire games and stories.   Check’m out for your next bonfire!


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I’m joining Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie today.  Check out the OJ website today for more great menu plans!

Monday –  Chili (leftover from the huge pot made Sunday)

Tuesday – Salmon Patties , green beans

Wednesday –  Easy Cheesy Burger Skillet

Thursday – Roasted Chicken with veggies, LCSF Pumpkin Pie

Friday – Eating out ( no kids night out 🙂 )


Have a great Monday!

Menu Plan Monday

It’s beginning to have that Autumn feel in the air and it makes planning my weekly menu a little easier.


I get to use my crock pot more often, too.

Soup, Chili, and Stew are more welcome on cool nights and how I adore a one pot meal that can cook all day while I’m at work.  I love to come home to the smell of supper being cooked.  I know my evening will be a little less hectic.


MondayVegetable Beef Soup (Will be made in crock pot this time.  Veggies may vary. No cornbread for me.)

Tuesday Enchiladas

Wednesday – Cheddar Onion Burgers

ThursdaySauteed Cabbage with Bacon

FridaySteak and Onion Salad


Need more inspiration?  Check out Laura’s Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie for more great menu plans.




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I am also joining a Fall related link party over at

Happy Easter! and my 100th post!!!

Due to family sickness and a very busy weekend, we’re having a simplified Easter meal.

For the past couple years, we’ve gone to a local restaurant, but it’s just not the same as a good home cooked meal spent in a relaxed atmosphere with family.  Good times!

Here’s our tentative menu:

Brisket or Baked Ham
Yeast Rolls

Happy Easter to you and yours!



As I was checking out my WP Dashboard I noticed that this is my

100th post! 

In the near future, I hope to have a giveaway to celebrate this small milestone.  Stay tuned!

Menu Plan Monday

We try to go by these menu plans, but sometimes the best laid plans fall through.  Here’s my tentative plans…

Breakfast for me is usually a Low Carb Burrito (with eggs, chilies, cheese) & coffee

Kids – eggs or cereal

Dinner Plans:

MondayBBQ Chicken Legs, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Mac & Cheese
Tuesday – Reubens (mine on lavash bread)

Wednesday – Sloppy Joes, chips, fruit

Thursday – Chicken and Pasta, green beans


For more great menu plan ideas, go to Menu Plan Monday.

Menu Plan Monday

(Low Carb Menu plan)

Chicken Fettucini Alfredo (using Dreamfields pasta), green beans
Deer Tenders, green beans, Ramen noodles for the carb eaters
Deep Dish Pizza, green side salad
For more great meal plans, visit Menu Plan Monday.

Menu Plan Monday

Monday – Subway (our Subway has a deal tonight. $1.25 for sub, chips, & drink)

TuesdayJambalaya (my hubby’s version), Apple Slices

WednesdayCrack Slaw (lower carb), Strawberry Shortcake

Thursday Chicken & Dumplings (my daughter insists!) & Green Beans

Friday – Pizza (if we can find a deal), Applesauce Cake

What’s on your menu this week?  For more great menu plans, hop over to I’m An Organizing Junkie.