Menu Plan for the Week (And a Week Full of New Recipes!!)

I’ve had sick kids all weekend and a Daddy out of town for soccer games, so we’ve tried to keep things calm and quiet around here. The boys and I watched a couple of Adam 12 episodes on Hulu while they were coughing and resting. (We’ve chosen not to have cable, but I love having the option to watch shows online occasionally.)  Adam 12 was a blast from the past, that’s for sure. I was thrilled with how clean the show was, and how the intensity was quite un-intense. Yep, the worst language I heard was, “Let go of me, you…you big pig!”  Ahahaha!!  I accidentally chuckled out loud a little bit at that, so as a good mother, I quickly reminded the kids that we don’t call people names. But for that to be the worst thing said in the show? Let’s bring back TV from the 70’s. (This has nothing to do with recipes or a menu plan, but apparently I thought it was worth saying.)

Because we’ve had a houseful of sickies, I made a big batch of Chicken Broth and Chicken Noodle Soup. There’s no better way to get lots of needed nutrients down sore throats than good, rich chicken and veggie broth.

I have several new recipes to share this week, so during the next few days you can expect to see several tasty new dishes and treats. I’ve got an exciting giveaway lined up too – just you wait!! In the meantime, here are a couple of pictures of food I made last week that I felt just sure you’d like to see…

We got to go to a pumpkin patch last week with our home school group – very fun! I packed up some homemade Chewy Granola Bars for the boys to eat on the way home. I made two varieties, as you can see in the picture. It seems that each time I add chocolate chips to a batch, they melt and create peanut butter chocolate granola bars. Nobody seems to mind. ;)

I helped provide some of the food for a baby shower last week, making mini sized Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, you’re missing out! (If I do say so myself.)

We won’t be feeding the high schoolers for Huddle tonight like we usually do. There’s an “All Things Pumpkin” fellowship night at church, so I’ve got the “night off”. :)

Here’s our menu for this week:

Sunday, October 30
Marriage Class treat – Diva Entertain’s Peanut Butter Apple Bars (adapted), coffee
Lunch – Baked potatoes with sour cream and cheese, green beans
Dinner – Eat leftovers before going to the Pumpkin Fellowship night at church

Monday, October 31
Applesauce bread, bananas
Tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches
Beef stroganoff, tossed salad

Tuesday, November 1
Scrambled egg sandwiches, creamy orange coolers
Quesadillas, pears
Teriyaki chicken with veggies

Wednesday, November 2
Honey whole wheat bagels, oranges
Pizza casserole, peas
Meatballs, cream scalloped potatoes, green beans

Thursday, November 3
Mini crustless quiches, applesauce
Taco potatoes with lettuce and tomatoes
Swiss steak over brown rice

Friday, November 4
Giant breakfast cookies, bananas
Chicken tortilla soup, raw veggies
Hamburgers, homemade fries, grapes

Saturday, November 5
Whole wheat donuts
Venison steak, ranch potato wedges, tossed salad

Stay tuned for an exciting week filled with food and food related posts!!! And if you haven’t started working on your Gifts in a Jar ideas to send me, read the details here, then get started!!


  1. Sonja says

    So, how did you “adapt” the peanut butter apple bars??


    Laura Reply:

    I’ll try to get the recipe typed up and posted this week or next! They are tasty!!


  2. says

    I’ll have to check out Adam 12 now! We chose not to have cable as well, but we have netflix. I love finding older shows to watch. Hope all the sick kids get better quickly if they haven’t already.


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