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 14 – May 20, 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 (Mother’s Day)

Breakfast:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Spicy Chicken and BowtiesSalad, buttered bread

Snacks/Desserts:

boiled eggs/ Strawberry Cream Cake


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Popover PizzaSalad **fairly easy meal to put together as we will have a squared dance this night.

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast/Easy Banana Pudding


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Boston Baked BeansGrandma’s Mac N CheeseCole Slaw

**(This is a fairly easy crockpot meal. The mac n cheese and slaw can be made a little in advance before I go to the dance 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:

Hot dogs, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Chili Mac N Cheese**, Salad, 30 minute Rolls ** new recipe

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Pot Pie**, Mashed Potatoes ** new recipe

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Free Day

**(It will be a fairly quick meal to put together as Momma has a class/dance in the evening)

Snacks/Desserts:

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


Saturday

Breakfast:

Dutch Puff, Fruit

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Easy Bean TostadasSpanish RiceSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Crackers

April 2 – April 8, 2017 Meal Plan

Things have been a little crazy around here. We have had a lot of Square Dancing stuff going on plus the usual housekeeping tasks and homeschool, of course. It’s been a juggling act to say the least but we are keeping it together and enjoying the ride. This is one of those weeks that I am especially grateful that I have been doing our meal plans ahead of time. (I am typing this out on Sunday, March 26 as I already know this will be a crazy week.)

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:

Bagels w/cream cheese, fresh fruit

Lunch:

scrambled egg sandwiches

Dinner:

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Rice, Salad, 30 minute Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Mexican Tortilla Skillet, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

cinnamon toast


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

chicken salad, veggies

Dinner:

Pork Sandwiches, French Fries, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

soup, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Tacos, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Chicken CasseroleMashed Potatoes, veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Meatball Sandwich Casserole, French Fries, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

popcorn


Saturday

Breakfast:

Monkey Bread, eggs, applesauce

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, Fruit

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Yogurt

March 5 – 11, 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:

Pancake Poppers, scrambled eggs

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Cinnamon Toast


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Stir-Fry, Chinese Fried Rice with Veggies, Egg Rolls

(This was a meal that wasn’t made last week so I just moved it to this week)

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

tuna sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Upside-Down Meatloaf, Meatloaf, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Basic Muffins

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

 

Spaghetti, Salad, Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

PB & J Sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Free Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Crockpot Salsa Chicken, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Cupcakes

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

February 19- 25, 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:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese

Dinner:

Creamy Chipped Beef Over Toast, Scrambled Eggs

Snacks/Desserts:

Mama’s Banana Split Dessert


Monday (National Cherry Pie Day)

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken and VeggiesButtery Bread Sticks

Snacks/Desserts:

Cherry Sonker


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Pepperoni pocketsSalad

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Chili Dog Casserole, Chips, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Daddy Can’t Wait CasseroleMashed Potatoes, Corn Muffins

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit/Veggies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Grilled Cheese

Dinner:

Crockpot Tortellini Soup, Buttered Bread

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Waffles, Sausage

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Crockpot Cabbage Rolls, Grandpa’s Fried Potatoes, Green beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies

February 5- 11, 2017 Meal Plan

January 22-28, 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:

Blueberry Oatmeal Bread, scrambled eggs, sausage

Lunch:

scrambled egg sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Easy Burrito Casserole, rice, salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Blonde Brownies (National Blonde Brownie Day)


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Chicken Pillows, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Laura’s Sweet Pork, Cheese Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

PB Toast


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Peanut Butter Muffins (National Peanut Butter Day)

Lunch:

ramen noodles, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Sweet Pork Quesadillas, salad, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Mom’s Oven Stew, 30 minute rolls, Rice

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Sopapillas


Saturday

Breakfast:

Breakfast In a Cup, Toast

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Weenie Roast, S’mores, Potato Salad….fixins…. (We do this every 3-4 months when the weather is nice. If it’s not nice outside I will usually cook the hotdogs on an indoor grill and make S’more in the microwave.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies

January 15-21, 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.

NOTE: This is a Pantry Challenge Week for me.

Sunday

Breakfast:

French Toast Roll Ups, scrambled eggs, sausage

Lunch:

ramen noodles, grilled cheese

Dinner:

Cream Cheese Chicken, Rice, Cole Slaw

Snacks/Desserts:

Easy Banana Pudding


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Popover Pizza, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Peanut Butter Crackers


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Tortilla Bowl Taco Salad, Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Pumpkin Muffins

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fruit

Dinner:

Boston Baked Beans, Mac n Cheese, Fried Cabbage

Snacks/Desserts:

Muffins


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

leftovers

Dinner:

Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes Casserole, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

Popcorn (National Popcorn Day)


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Free Day **use food from the pantry or freezer or order out for a special treat

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Bird Nests, grits, fruit

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches, veggies

Dinner:

Breakfast for Dinner

Snacks/Desserts:

Veggies

January 1-7, 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:

Overnight Coffee Cake

Lunch:

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Dinner:

New Year’s Meal: Brown Sugar & Honey Glazed Ham, Black Eyed Peas, Greens, Hoe Cakes, Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Snacks/Desserts:

popcorn


Monday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

Leftovers

Dinner:

Fix It and Forget It Crockpot Chicken30 minute Rolls

Snacks/Desserts:

Cookies


Tuesday

Breakfast:

French Toast

Lunch:

PB & J sandwiches, fresh fruit

Dinner:

Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Muffins (This meal didn’t get made last week so I just moved it to this week.)

Snacks/Desserts:

Fruit


Wednesday

Breakfast:

Muffins

Lunch:

Scrambled Egg Sandwiches, fresh veggies w/ranch

Dinner:

Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread **changed for National Spaghetti Day

Snacks/Desserts:

Oatmeal Pie


Thursday

Breakfast:

Pancakes

Lunch:

Grilled Cheese w/sliced fruit & fresh veggies

Dinner:

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake, Salad

Snacks/Desserts:

7 layer cookies


Friday

Breakfast:

Cereal/Oatmeal

Lunch:

tuna salad sandwiches, fresh veggies

Dinner:

Upside-Down Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies

Snacks/Desserts:

Boiled Eggs


Saturday

Breakfast:

Dutch Puff w/syrup, fruit

Lunch:

hot dogs, mac n cheese, veggies

Dinner:

Chicken  Tamales, Yellow Rice, Beans

Snacks/Desserts:

Hot Fudge Sundae Cake

Blueberry Syrup (with healthier options)

My kids love this stuff. Serve over waffles, pancakes, or french toast. Top with whipped cream for special occasions.

Note: If you don’t have the glucomannan or xantham gum you can mix 1/3 c. water with 2 T. cornstarch to use as a thickener.) Continue reading “Blueberry Syrup (with healthier options)”

French Toast

We have this almost every Tuesday morning. I double this and sometimes triple it to feed my hungry crowd. I also use an electric griddle to cook them on so I can make bigger batches. These are good with blueberry syrup and whipped cream also. Continue reading “French Toast”