Menu Plan for the Week

Where is my brain sometimes?? 

Apparently, a few months ago I made two huge Apple Crisps and put them into the freezer for a “future huddle.”  Hooray for me – I got ahead!! Boo for me – I forgot all about the Apple Crisps. (I think I made them back in October.)  Yay for me – I found them last week! 

They are now in my oven, baking for Huddle tonight – and they smell super good! I’ve gotta say – with how crazy our schedule has been with finishing the book and being on the road for Asa’s basketball games, etc.,  it sure is nice to have a ready-made dessert. 

The moral of the story:  Make a dessert. Freeze it. Forget about it. Find it when you need it most, and consider yourself blessed. :)

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:

Sunday, March 3
Oatmeal, fruit
Lasagna casserole, tossed salad
High School Huddle – Crock pot bbq chicken, green beans, cream cheese corn, french bread, apple crisp (unless I forget to serve it…)  :)

Monday, March 4
Peanut butter pancakes, bananas
Chicken patty sandwiches, fruit salad
Italian roast wraps, tossed salad

Tuesday, March 5
Mini breakfast pizza, clementines
Pigs in a blanket, green beans
Calico beans, quick mix honey cinnamon muffins

Wednesday, March 6
Creamy orange coolers, fried eggs on toast
Black bean taco salad, apples
Shepherd’s pie, tossed salad

Thursday, March 7
Giant breakfast cookies, applesauce
Chicken noodle soup, carrots
Popcorn chicken, steamed broccoli and carrots with rice

Friday, March 8
Honey whole wheat bagels, oranges and kiwi
Sub sandwiches, fruit, baby carrots
Meat and cheese burritos, tossed salad

Saturday, March 9
Fruit pizza
Hamburgers and french fries, fruit

Ever made something for your freezer, then forgot it was there?  :)


  1. says

    I suppose you could start writing down everything you have in your freezer so you’d know, but I’d probably forget to mark things out. Consider it a blessing, kind of like finding tend dollars in your pocket that you’d forgotten about. ;)


    Laura Reply:

    Yes! That’s what it felt like, for sure!


  2. Katie says

    When does the new book come out? I am excited to see it! Thank you so much for your inspiration. :)


  3. bella says

    Love your menu plan this week. Did you know that Shepherd’s pie is actually made with Lamb. If it’s made with beef it’s called Cottage Pie…


  4. Stephanie K. says

    Hi Laura – I had a question. What is cream cheese corn? I didn’t see a recipe and those are two favorites in our house. Thank you for all of your real food meals. And I can’t wait for the new book.


  5. Karen says

    Yes, I have done this too! A while back though, I started an excel file listing all the things that are in the freezer (by categories). This has helped me SO MUCH! It is great for planning menus and for keeping track of particular categories that may need some restocking. My only catch is that sometimes I forget to update the file when I take something out – especially if someone happens to have the computer tied up at that time. It usually happens with something like chicken broth that I have lots of packages and then can’t quite remember if I took out 2 or 3 the last time. Still, it keeps me pretty close and it has been a huge sanity saver for me!


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