This week’s menu

Homemade Pizza in Less Than 30 Minutes

I’m trying some Make-Ahead Breakfasts this week, since we’re going to be having a more relaxed schedule near the end of the week as Christmas is just around the corner. It’s always fun to enjoy a more leisurely breakfast — and that calls for something a little extra special. I’ll let you know how the recipes turn out!

We’re also having guests for lunch twice this week, so that means we get to have a little upgrade in lunches from the typical PB&J fare two of the days. :) Here’s our plan for the week:


Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, and/or Fruit x 4
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Peanut Butter Chocolate Baked Oatmeal


Lunch out
Snack-y lunch
Mac & cheese, veggies, fruit
Homemade Pizza in Less Than 30 Minutes, fruit, veggies, Best Brownies
3-Bean Chili Chowder, My Mother’s Peasant Bread, carrot sticks, fruit, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Leftovers x 2



Freezer Cooking

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Bars
Best Brownies

Three Bean Chili Chowder


Dinner with extended family
Ham & Beans, World’s Best Honey Cornbread, carrot sticks, grapefruit
Goulash, Macaroni Grill Bread, green salad, grapefruit
Office Christmas Party
Oven Tacos, fruit
3-Bean Chili Chowder, My Mother’s Peasant Bread, carrot sticks, fruit
Dinner out

What’s on your menu this week? Share details and/or your link to your menu plan in the comments.

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  1. Tara H says

    Wow! Those chocolate peanut butter cookie bars look wonderful! Do you plan to make them somewhat healthy or are you cooking them according to the recipe? No judgment in that question (I’d definitely like them as is!), I’m just curious. I seriously love sweetened condensed milk but wondered if there’s something else to use?

  2. Sheris says

    Thanks so much for the pizza dough receipe, I’ve been thinking of making my own and it was just the push I needed to finally go for it. As for tomato pizza sauce – do you use store bought or homemade? If store bought, which brand does your family prefer?

    • says

      We often use salsa or barbecue sauce instead of pizza sauce. If I do use pizza sauce, I use spaghetti sauce since I can typically get a jar of that for $0.50/jar or less by pairing sales with coupons.

  3. Laura says

    Would love to know what frugal (or maybe not?) is on the menu for the Office Christmas Party! :) I always spend more than I want in those situations!

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