Menu Plan for the Week – Plus This Week’s Grocery Pictures

Here we are, beginning Thanksgiving week already!  We’ll head to Kansas to spend time with family later this week, thus the abbreviated menu plan below.  Since my side of the family won’t be together again at Christmas time, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas all in the same weekend.

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Home-canned goodies make great gifts!

Here’s a picture of this week’s grocery store run.  See that nine year old boy hiding behind the groceries?  He was on sale, and I couldn’t resist.

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We’ll be enjoying the special treat of Chex Mix over the holiday.

Our Amazon Subscribe and Save order came this week.  I got such good deals – and they are all over my storage room.  Not only have I not had time to put them away, it’s freezing in there!  I’ll do it….later.  ;)

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My new Menu Planning Notebook is proving to be soooo much fun - and super helpful too.  Do you have yours put together yet?  As you can see, I shared my work space with cookie cutters.  Malachi and I were getting cookies ready to take to Kansas.  :)

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Here’s what my menu plan ended up looking like for this week:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes (I serve 1-4 with each meal)

  • Pears
  • Applesauce
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Petite Carrots
  • Clementines
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Mixed Greens
  • Spinach
  • Romaine
  • Raspberries
  • Fresh Pineapple

What are your Thanksgiving plans this week?

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Build Your Menu Planning Notebook

If you could find the perfect combination of cute, practical, helpful, easy, and affordable – would you finally be convinced that menu planning isn’t such a drag after all?  If someone could hold your hand and walk you through everything you need to do to plan healthy meals for your family – would you jump on board and enjoy the ride?  If you found a menu planning system that was just right for you, instead of a one-size-fits-all mess that leaves you frustrated – would you say, “sign me up.”

It’s here!  You are going to love the Build Your Menu Planning Packet.  Your fun is just about to begin, and just wait till you see the extra special spin we’ve put on this so that you can bless others too!

The Build Your Menu Planning Packet is a resource that will not only simplify your grocery shopping and meal planning organization – it will make the job easy and enjoyable.  This packet is full of 124 pages of printables, offering you guidance (and cuteness!) in everything from stocking your pantry, to planning simple menus, to freezer cooking, to having company - and everything else in between.

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Here’s a tiny peek into the planning categories this packet includes:

Step By Step - Build Your Own Menu Planning Notebook

In each of the categories you see above, you’ll get to pick and choose from your favorites, printing and putting together a notebook that’s just right for you.  Don’t like some of the styles?  Skip it and print the ones you do like!  Need your notebook to be heavy on Freezer Cooking Planners but don’t need the Lunch Box Planners?  Okeedokee.  The planners you like and need are the ones that make it into your notebook.

Here’s a list of each section of the Build Your Menu Planning Notebook Packet:

Basic Ingredients to Keep On Hand Lists

From chicken to beef in your freezer, to cans of tuna and salmon in your pantry – knowing what meats you like to keep on hand for meal preparation is very helpful.  The same goes for baking supplies, dry goods, and all other ingredients you use regularly in your kitchen.  Within each category on the worksheet, fill in each ingredient you find beneficial to have available in your kitchen in order to efficiently put together basic meals.

Once filled in, use this page as a guide for grocery list making, as well as for a general guideline to help you keep your kitchen well stocked.

Fruit and Vegetable Inspiration at a Glance

We all need many servings of fruits and vegetables each day.  Challenge yourself to include more of these nutrient packed goodies in your diet.  Use the Fruit and Vegetable Inspiration at a Glance sheet to offer you fresh ideas and to open your mind to variety.  Be sure to fill in the blanks with more of your favorite produce items.

Menu Favorites Cheat Sheets

These worksheets are super handy for keeping a running list of all your favorite recipes and meals.  They are organized by category so that when you plan your meals, all you have to do is glance through your Cheat Sheets for inspiration and ideas.

Menu Planners

This section is loaded with a wide variety of menu planning pages to help you schedule meals for each week.  Choose your favorites, mix and match, print and enjoy!

Grocery Checklists

Choose and print your favorite Grocery List worksheets.  Tear them out of your notebook one at a time as you plan your menus and make lists of items to purchase at the store or online.

Online Shopping Lists

If you purchase groceries online from sources like Amazon or Vitacost, it’s helpful to have a running list so that you remember what to order once you make it to the computer.

Freezer Cooking Planners

You might find that making meals ahead of time and storing them in the freezer for a quick meal will save you lots of time and money!

What’s in the Freezer” sheets

Have a freezer full of meat, fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods?  Make lists of what’s in your freezer and attach it to the front of your freezer for an easy reference so that you don’t have to dig around to see what’s hiding behind the frozen chicken.

Planning Ahead for Company Worksheets

Hosting guests?  These worksheets will help you plan your menus and prepare meals efficiently so you can enjoy your company.

Baking Day Planners

Need to get some baking done so that you’ll have easy-to-grab snacks and breakfast foods for your family?  Use these worksheets to help you plan.

Lunch Packing Planners

If you need to pack lunches for school and/or work, creating a plan will help you do this more efficiently.  Fill out any of these worksheets to help you and your family prepare healthy lunches to go.

Cover Pages

Find one that fits you.  Print it and slip it behind the clear protector on the front of your binder.

When I built my personal Menu Planning Notebook, I printed 52 Weekly Menu Planners so I’d have one for each week of the year.  Some of the planners work well for the way I plan, so that’s what I printed.  I chose my favorite designs – the ones that really jumped out at me.

After I had my Weekly Planners in place, I picked my favorites from all the other planning choices:  Freezer Cooking, Baking Day, Getting Ready for Company…

My notebook is all put together now, and working on it seriously makes me giddy.  Pretty pages, just waiting to be filled in to help me with organization as I work to feed my family?  I love it!

Now the even better news.

Anytime you buy an eBook or downloadable packet like this, you get to use it for yourself, and that’s it.  But we kinda figured you’d see this Build Your Menu Planning Notebook Packet and not only want it for yourself, but think of several friends who might enjoy having one too!  Here’s what we decided to do:

You can buy our regular Build Your Menu Planning Notebook Packet for your own personal use for just $5.99.  The contents will be yours forever, allowing you to print the pages and build notebooks that benefit you for years and years and years.

OR, you can buy our Extended License version of the Build Your Menu Planning Notebook Packet for just $10.99.  The contents are the same, however purchasing this version will allow you to not only print and build a notebook for yourself – it gives you permission to print and build notebooks to give as gifts to others too!

Just think.  For Christmas this year, you can put together some adorable, practical, and very inexpensive gifts for your friends or family members.  You can tailor make each of them according to the designs you think they’ll love.  There’s so much fun included in this packet!

Here you go!  Let the Menu Planning Notebook building begin!

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Menu Plan for the Week ~ Plus What I Accomplished Over the Weekend

Here’s a little something worth noting:  Our work as homemakers and mothers is glorious, but rarely glamorous.  I spent some extra time online this weekend, researching new recipe ideas for the holidays.  All of the pictures I came across were so pretty, the end result of the recipe was so perfect, and I almost started feeling overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the Joneses (or the Pinterest Queens as the case may be).

Then here I was, ready to post pictures of some of the very simple (but ever so helpful) tasks I got checked off my list this weekend so that I can try to better manage my wife/mom/school/work/ministries life next week.  None of my pictures even look exciting, much less pretty or pin-worthy.  And don’t look now, but I was so busy cooking and writing on Saturday, I never even made it upstairs to change out of my pajamas.  Glamorous?  Not even a little bit.  Glorious?  Absolutely.  I love the life God’s given me.

Rarely Glamorous, Always Glorious

Here are some snapshots of my not so glamorous, but absolutely glorious (or at least practical) weekend:

Friday afternoon I washed and poked three lovely squash our neighbors had grown in their garden and shared with us.  Into the oven they went.

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Then, I pulled out the chicken carcasses I’d saved from last weekend and set them to boiling for broth.  You’ve got to admit, a picture of chicken carcass floating in water is almost glamorous, yes?

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About 1.5 hours after I put the squash into the oven, I pulled them out, took out the seeds, scooped out the inside, and pureed it.  I now have five 2-cup portions ready to use for upcoming baking projects.  I use this squash in any recipe that calls for pumpkin.  No one can tell the difference.

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Friday night after the broth was finished, I strained out the bones and cooked rice directly in the broth.  I also threw tons of carrots and spinach into the pot.  Once cooked, I stirred in chicken and other ingredients to make Creamy Chicken and Rice Casseroles.  One went into the freezer for another time.  The other went into the fridge for my family to eat this week.

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Saturday we ate leftovers all day (a perk to having only three people at home all weekend).  I was barely in the kitchen at all except to make a quick batch of Chili and double recipe of Coconut Fudge Bars for this week.

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Oh! And I finally finished the “Build Your Menu Planning Notebook” I’ve been working on for the past several months.  I’ll be sharing all the details about this on Monday once I get it uploaded into my shop.  You are going to love this new fun and helpful resource!

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Nothing about meal planning is particularly glamorous, but saving your family money and feeding them nourishing meals?  It is glorious.  I can’t tell you how much fun I had printing and putting together my own personal Menu  Planning Notebook!  I got seriously giddy as I picked from all the pages and then built a notebook to suit my needs.  Details soon!

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Sunday night, about 30 youth and adults will be meeting at our house for High School Huddle.  I’m making baked ham, green beans, fresh pineapple, relish tray (carrots, cucumbers, sweet peppers, and ranch dip), French bread (store-bought, yay me!) and butter, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

As for this week’s menu, here’s what we’re look at eating:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fruits and Veggies to Work With (I serve 1-4 with each meal)

  • Pears
  • Clementines
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Applesauce
  • Apples
  • Mixed Greens and/or Spinach
  • Steamed Broccoli and Carrots
  • Raspberries
  • Home-Canned Peaches
  • Mini Sweet Peppers
  • Sliced Cucumbers
  • Cabbage (need to use this up – not sure what we’ll do with it yet)

Here’s to floating chicken carcasses, a simple pot of homemade chili, menu planning, and the glorious lives we can all be thankful for as homemakers!

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Menu Plan for the Week and What to do With Beets??

You know how dads are supposed to “bring home the bacon?”  Well this week, my husband brought home some beets and collard greens.  That’s almost the same thing as bacon, right?

Matt’s been working over at a gentleman’s house, painting a shed.  As he was leaving Friday, a neighbor handed him an arm full of awesome produce.  Awesome – except for beets and collard greens are two veggies our family isn’t very fond of.  We’re determined to find creative ways to eat them though as we know they are very good for us.  That’s where you come in.  A little beet and collard green help please??

After an internet search Friday night, I made smoothies with shredded beets, pineapple, orange juice, avocado, spinach, and strawberries.  They were actually pretty tasty, and the beets made them beautiful.  I’m not sure my family will go for another round of them though.  Tell me what you do with beets and collard greens.  :)

In other produce news, I loaded my cart at the store on Saturday so that I’d have plenty to work with for our meals this week.  A lady at the check-out was like, “Wow, stocking up?”  I’m so used to plowing through loads and loads of food each week, I forget what my cart-fulls must look like to others.  I had to tell her, “Nope, I have teenage boys.  This is all for just this week.”  ;)

Sorry about the picture quality.  The sun was shining on our kitchen table (yay sunshine!!), which caused a glare on my plastic containers.  Below, if you could see beyond the glare, you would find:  Baby Spinach, Mixed Greens, Petite Carrots, Carrots, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Romaine Lettuce, Raspberries, Zucchini, Asparagus, Clementines, Cabbage, and Sweet Peppers.

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I’m excited that at least for right now, our Wal-Mart and another small local grocery store in town  are carrying more organic varieties of produce for very reasonable prices.  Here are the meals we’ll be eating this week:

Sunday –  Matt teaches a college age Bible class on Sunday mornings, and I try to take home-baked goodies to share with the students.  This week I’m taking Apple Crisp.  We’re having company after church, so I’m making Chicken Noodle Soup, a plate of Carrots, Sweet Peppers, and Cucumbers, Olives, Dill Pickles, and Butterscotch Bars.  Tonight there is a church fellowship, so I’m taking two Apple Pies.  (Yes, we still have lots of apples at our house!)

The rest of the week, here’s what we’ll be working with:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fruits and Veggie Sides and Snacks

  • Clementines
  • Apples
  • Raspberries
  • Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes (If you haven’t tried these yet, you should.  Amazing!)
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Mixed Greens
  • Spinach
  • Stir fried broccoli, carrots, asparagus, and zucchini
  • Applesauce
  • Homemade Dill Pickles
  • Fresh Pineapple
  • Beets and Collard Greens, apparently  ;)
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Menu Plan for the Week

It never fails.  Every time I load my cart with vodka so that I can start a new batch of Homemade Vanilla Extract, the cashier always asks, “Having a party?”  I always answer, “Nope, I’m making vanilla extract.”  It takes about three more questions from the cashier before they understand that I’m talking about vanilla extract, not some sort of vanilla flavored party drink.  This happened over the weekend.  And guess what?  I got carded!!!  My 41 year-old self loves it when that happens. :)

Once the guy had all my vodka rung up, he wrote down my website info so that he, too, could learn how to make vanilla extract.  It was rather cute.  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Laura at Heavenly Homemakers influences people all over the place to buy liquor.  This is one time it is okay to give in to peer pressure.  (Go ahead.  Make vanilla.  Everyone is doing it.)

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We had our first hard freeze, so we are officially finished picking produce from our garden.  Wow, did we have a long growing season this year!  We pulled in all of our spaghetti squash, green beans, tomatoes, peppers, and honey dew melon before the freeze, so we’ll enjoy eating our way through those this week.

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My current menu planning system seems to be working quite nicely.  I’ll stick with this for now, then change things up if and when this stops working.  Here’s a bullet list of menu items I’ll be choosing from to make each day this week:

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes (I always serve 1-4 fruits and veggies with each meal)

Are you still eating garden produce this time of year?  If you have any ideas for cooking flounder, I’d love to hear!

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Menu Plan for the Week ~ With a Fun Menu Planning Resource Announcement

Last week’s new (to me) menu planning idea worked out pretty well!  I loved the flexibility, knowing I could make anything on the list for any meal of the week.

The great thing about menu planning is that there are so many ways to go about getting yourself organized.  One thing is for sure though – menu planning always saves money, time, and energy.  This is why I talk about it so often here and share my menu plans with you.

Want to know a little secret?  It’s about menu planning, and it’s different from anything we’ve offered here before.

We’re almost finished creating a really fun menu planning resource packet to add to our shop.  It’s full of printables for you to pick and choose from.  Then based on your needs and preferences, you build your own menu planning notebook.  It’s a never ending resource of fun and organization.  Who says menu planning can’t be FUN!?!?!?!

Coming early November…

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That’s a sneak peek at the cover of the “Build Your Menu Planning Notebook” packet.  More details to come as we finish it up and offer it for sale.  I can’t wait to share more about what this is like.  Watch for it soon!

In other news around the Coppinger household, we are still buried under apples.  It’s a wonderful and tasty “problem” to have.  :)  I made 17 more quarts of Applesauce this weekend.  Then I mixed up 9 quarts worth of Apple Pie Filling.  Instead of canning the filling, I froze it in bags.  This girl, if you can believe it, is almost out of jars!  That’s what happens when you are having a fantastic produce year!

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I also made a big Apple Crisp for a Fall Festival at church Saturday night.  Apples, apples everywhere!

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Like last week, I’m listing meal ideas for the week according to the meal instead of scheduling them specifically for each day.  I’ll mix and match depending on how much time I have each day.  Here are our food lists for this week:

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes (I always serve 1-4 fruits and veggies with each meal)

 What’s on your menu plan this week?  Praying your week is off to a great start!

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Menu Plan for the Week – A Little Bit Different This time

Remember the big boxes we got in our Amazon order last week?  Malachi has made very good use of them.  We’ve cut flaps for doors and secret hide-outs, and we’ve gone through way too much packing tape.  Malachi keeps watching for the UPS man to come back and bring more boxes.  Sorry, Buddy.  Mama got a big order, but I don’t think Mr. UPS is coming back this week.  :)

malachi fort

In other news, I’m finding that my current menu planning system isn’t working very well right now.  This school year is trying to knock me flat.  We added a few different (and good!) academic endeavors this year.  I’m amazed at the extra time it takes away from my blog work and house work.  In addition, I’ve been doing a lot of canning, and need to do more during the next few weeks.

So, in an effort to simplify my kitchen work even more (and I already feel that it has been pretty basic), I’m going to try a different menu planning system this week.  The idea is that I will list food ideas for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Fruits/Veggies based on the ingredients I have on hand.  For each day, I’ll just look at the list and figure out what I have time to work on.  We always have 1-4 fruits or veggies with each meal, so we can pull those out quickly to put with each meal.

Make sense?  I think the crock pot is going to get a work-out.  :)  Here’s what we’ll be working with this week:

Breakfasts

Lunches

Dinners

Fruit and Veggie Side Dishes

We’ll see how this works, and I’ll report back next week!  I may find that it works better for me to have everything planned specifically like I’ve done for years.  But what if this is a change for the better?  We’ll see!

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Menu Plan for the Week, Plus the Best Way to Wash the Car

I should never be surprised anymore when I see my kids doing something “the boy way.”  Just last week, Matt sent one of our boys to scrub something off the side of our van.  Here’s what I came across when I saw him doing the job:

washing the car

Why go to the trouble of walking all the way upstairs to get the real spray bottle when you can just use a water gun, right?  Of course, this means it’s very easy to squirt unsuspecting brothers who happen to be walking by…

In other news, we had a wonderful houseful of company all weekend!  We ate like kings and queens, visited like there’s no tomorrow, and while the guys golfed, the girls shopped.  I love my boys so much, but when I have a chance to shop with females?  Well, it is lovely.

Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes

Heya, have you tried this Cheesy Cauliflower Cakes recipe yet?  If not, you really must.  They taste like hashbrowns, only better.  The pickiest of my kids love them.  They are a fantastic way to eat cauliflower.  (Actually, if you ask me, they are the only way to eat cauliflower.)

Without further ado, here is our menu plan for this week:

Sunday, October 12
Breakfast potluck at church – taking banana bread and apples
Leftovers from the weekend feasting
Grilled cheese, homemade tomato soup, pickles, olives, cucumbers with ranch

Monday, October 13
Blueberry coffee cake, applesauce
Barbecue beef and cheese hot pockets, pineapple mango smoothies with spinach tossed in, carrot sticks
Baked three cheese chicken pasta, tossed salad, asparagus

Tuesday, October 14
Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, scrambled eggs, pears
Potato soup with ham, carrots and cucumbers with ranch, apples
Salmon patties, cheesy cauliflower cakes, steamed broccoli

Wednesday, October 15
Quick mix biscuits, sausage gravy, blueberries
Pizza boats, nectarines, sweet peppers
Taco potatoes with lettuce and tomatoes, fresh pineapple

Thursday, October 16
Quick mix pancakes with frozen berries tossed in
Taco corn fritters, tossed salad, pears
Turkey sausage and red bean stew, cornbread

Friday, October 17
Cinnamon swirl bread, peanut butter and apples
Sloppy cornbread muffins, peas, cucumbers and carrots
Homemade pizza, tossed salad, peaches

Saturday, October 18
Cream cheese pumpkin muffins, fried eggs, applesauce
Leftovers
Sweet pepper frittata, grapes, tossed salad

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Menu Plan for the Week (I haven’t cooked for 2 days!)

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I’ll be making these Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares over the weekend.  So good!

You know how I love cooking, love grocery shopping, love all things food?  This weekend, I got a break from all of it, and it was…great!  Yep, as much as I love cooking for people, I do appreciate a break sometimes.  How about that?  ;)

What a fabulous weekend I’ve had!  I’ll tell you all about it on Gratituesday, but wow am I refreshed.  Matt held down the fort (doing all the cooking with the boys’ help) while I went to a conference.  Then today, we had a potluck after church, for which I had prepared food ahead of time.  Tonight, the teen Bible study is at someone else’s house, so I’ll just show up and eat.  Nice!

Tomorrow, I’ll be cooking again, and I look forward to it.  I plan to make another big batch of applesauce this week, plus we’re having a houseful of company over the weekend.  Super fun!

Here’s what we’ll be eating:

Sunday, October 5
Zucchini carrot bread, pears
Church potluck: corn, honey glazed carrots, butterscotch bars
High School Huddle at friend’s house

Monday, October 6
Quick mix pancakes, applesauce
Bacon, egg, and avocado salad, pineapple
Black bean chicken nachos with lettuce and tomatoes, olives, blackberries

Tuesday, October 7
Snickerdoodle muffins, raspberries
Crustless pizza, pineapple mango smoothies, carrot sticks
Chicken pot pie, tossed salad

Wednesday, October 8
Apple crisp, cheese
Ham and cheese pasta salad including lots of veggies, pears
Chili, tossed salad, nectarines

Thursday, October 9
Pumpkin donuts (my attempt to adapt this recipe)
Lazy dogs, sweet potato fries, sliced cucumbers
Italian roast wraps with lettuce and tomatoes, green beans

Friday, October 10 (Houseful of company all day!)
Fruit pizza with blueberries, nectarines, raspberries, kiwi, and strawberries; sausage
Sandwiches, baby carrots, cucumbers, apples, pears, chips
Cheeseburger soup, veggie tray, pickles, olives, bread, cheese, summer sausage, crackers

Saturday, October 11
Bacon cheesy eggs, sweet potato streusel muffins, fruit plate
Leftovers
Italian cream cheese chicken, tossed salad, green beans

Hey, look what I’ll be sharing with you this week…
You will love this!

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Menu Plan For the Week ~ With Caramel Popcorn

Now here’s something I haven’t made for several months:

Caramel Popcorn With No Corn Syrup!

Caramel Popcorn isn’t something I think of to make for a treat in the summertime.  Now that it’s fall, it seems perfect.  I’m making a huge batch to serve the teens tonight who are coming for Bible study.  Easy, inexpensive, filling, and fun!

Speaking of something I don’t think to make very often…I rarely think to make breakfast for lunch or dinner.  Why not?  I have no idea.  It’s easy, it’s inexpensive (usually), and it doesn’t take much time.  I decided that today for our Sunday Dinner, we would have pancakes and bacon.  No one will complain, I guarantee you that.  :)  Do you have breakfast for dinner very often?

Sunday, September 28
Raspberry oatmeal bars, apples
Quick mix pancakes, bacon, scrambled eggs, pears
High school huddle – Tator tot casserole, tossed salad, carrots with ranch, caramel popcorn

Monday, September 29
Cinnamon swirl bread, fried eggs, clementines
Bean and cheese burritos, pineapple mango smoothies, sweet peppers, olives
Lamb chops, cream scalloped potatoes, tossed salad, green beans

Tuesday, September 30
Pumpkin pancakes, applesauce
Hamburger patties, cheesy cauliflower cakes, steamed broccoli, raspberries
Alfredo sauce with pasta, Italian chicken, tossed salad, roasted asparagus

Wednesday, October 1
Bacon cheese muffins, cantaloupe
Popcorn chicken, ranch potato wedges, peas, carrot sticks
Homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, green beans

Thursday, October 2
Scrambled cheesy eggs, strawberry smoothies
Spicy avocado dip with chips, sweet peppers, nectarine cream cups
Grilled barbeque chicken, honey glazed carrots, tossed salad, fried okra

Friday, October 3
Giant breakfast cookies, apples
Baked potatoes in the crock pot with ham, cheese, and broccoli; olives, cucumbers
Homemade pizza, tossed salad

Saturday, October 4
Crepes with blueberries and cream cheese filling
Leftovers
Lamburgers, homemade fries, carrot sticks, peas

Get free fall menu planners here and here.  We’re working on designing new and different planners to use with different methods of menu planning.  Watch for those later this week!

What’s on your menu this week?

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