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July 2 – 8, 2017 Meal Plan

I almost didn’t get this out today. I had been working on it and procrastinating a bit. I planned on finishing this up yesterday but after I mowed during the kids quiet time I really didn’t feel like doing much of anything for the rest of the day. After dinner I went to sit down for a minute and was out until late last night. But here it is, I hope you all enjoy and have a blessed, safe, and happy Independence Day celebration!

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups, scrambled eggs, fruit

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner: ++

Chicken Mexicana, Rice, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Jello w/fruit


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner: ++

Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans, 7 Up Biscuits

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Something patriotic themed– will post the recipe as soon as I figure it out

(** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner: ++

Cookout (Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and all the fixins)

Snacks/Desserts:

Something patriotic themed


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, veggies

Dinner: ++

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, French FriesSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, veggies

Dinner: ++

45 minute spaghetti sauce, noodles, SaladCheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Cake


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Ham & Cheese, veggies

Dinner: ++

Free Day

**(Check the freezer/pantry and use items to make a meal.)

Snacks/Desserts:

7 layer cookies (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner: ++

Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks/Desserts:

Blueberry Dump Cake

++I have a few kids who seem to be going through growth spurts right now and are always HUNGRY. I have been keeping a pot of beans, blackeyed peas, or other vegetable as a side. I also have been buying a few extra snacks like fruit, veggies, yogurt, etc. 

June 4 – 10, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday 

Breakfast:

Overnight Coffee Cake, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Easy Chicken Casserole, steamed veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Tuna Salad, Veggies

Dinner:

Chicken NachosSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Philly Cheese Steak SandwichesSalad , Chips

Snacks/Desserts:

Jelly Toast/Pizzelles (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

PB & J, fruit

Dinner:

Mexican Tortilla SkilletSpanish Rice, Black Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, chips

Dinner:

Oven Fried ChickenMashed PotatoesCreamed Peas

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Hot Dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Rice, Salad30 minute Rolls

**(This is a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments at the dance.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, scrambled eggs, Bacon Grits/Cheesy Grits

Lunch:

Pepperoni pockets, salad

Dinner:

Breakfast for dinner: I plan on making 7 Up Biscuits, with Tomato Gravy, and maybe some bacon or sausage.

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn/ German Chocolate Pie** (new recipe, link will update soon.)

May 7 – 13, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I have started trying to do easier meals on days that I have square dancing obligations. This helps me to be able to put a nice meal on the table without feeling guilty about having some much needed ‘Mommy Time’. Some of these meals may also help with those that have busy or irregular schedules due to work or extracurricular activities.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

NOTE: This is a Pantry Challenge Week for me.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups , Fruit

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Oven BBQ Chicken, Pasta Salad, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

muffins


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Hamburger CasseroleSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB crackers


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Sweet and Sour Meatballs, Mac -N- Cheese, Veggies

**(I will be making extra meatballs in the crockpot as Momma has a covered dish dinner before the new class in the evening.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes (** I will try to make a few extra to take along for refreshments later.)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

SpaghettiSaladCheesy Garlic Pull-apart Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Oven Toasted Cheese Sandwiches ** new recipe

Dinner:

Thanksgiving in a CrockpotMashed Potatoes

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Soup, Grilled Cheese

Dinner:

Thanksgiving in a Crockpot,  ** new recipe Mashed PotatoesChicken Gravy

**(Fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies (again I will try to make a few extra to take along for class.)


Saturday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, scrambled eggs, grits

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks/Desserts:

Southern Buttermilk Pie

February 26 – March 4, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, Scrambled Eggs, Cheesy Grits

Lunch:

hot dogs, veggies

Dinner:

Pizza in a CrockpotSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Dirt cake


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Black Bean Soup, Rice, Corn Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Chicken Divine CasseroleMashed Potatoes ,  Veggies, 30 minute Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Crackers


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

leftovers, baked potato

Dinner:

Mexican Tortilla Skillet, Rice, Refried Beans (made with leftover beans from Monday)

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Poppy Seed Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit/Veggies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches, French Fries, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Saturday

Breakfast:

Banana Oatmeal Breakfast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks/Desserts:

Banana Splits

Biscuits ‘N Gravy

I think this is one of my favorite meals. I remember learning how to make this on a wood cookstove!

You can make it by itself with sausage or bacon to give it extra flavor. It is delicious over biscuits, toast, Salisbury steak, scrambled eggs and just about anything else your little heart could imagine.

Use your favorite biscuit recipe or buy some of the ‘whack ’em on the counter’ biscuits. I have used the Emergency Rolls, 7 Up Biscuits, toast, and even the 30 minute Rolls for this meal. Continue reading “Biscuits ‘N Gravy”

January 29-February 4, 2017 Meal Plan

This is our basic meal plan for the week. Sometimes we will switch the days around if I forgot to set something out or put something in the crock pot. Please feel free to use this or change it around to suit your family’s needs.

I do have ‘Snacks/Desserts’ listed as well. I always try to keep a bowl of fresh fruit out on the counter or table for the kids to snack on. Sometimes I will make a special snack or treat for us to enjoy.

This week I have a couple of new/old and forgotten recipes to try. I will mark them with a ** so you will know which ones they are.

Sunday

Breakfast:

Eggs w/Creamy Bacon Grits, Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Black Bean Soup, Rice, Cheddar Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

** Easy Apple Dumplings (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

Egg salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner (Backwards Day)

Snacks/Desserts:

** Lazy Dazy Cookie Cake (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Grilled cheese, fresh fruit or veggies

Dinner:

** Spicy Chicken Breast Caprese w/pasta, Salad (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

** Cinnamon Roll Pancakes (NEW)

Lunch:

Chicken Salad, sliced tomatoes & cucumbers, lettuce

Dinner:

** Crockpot Taco Soup, Rice, Tortilla Chips (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit/Veggies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

** Gorgonzola Pasta w/Mushrooms, Salad, Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks  (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

** Fried Apple Pies  (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)


Saturday

Breakfast:

PB & Banana Toast, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

** Easy Chicken Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, veggies (this is one we haven’t had in awhile)

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs