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This Week’s Menu Plan + Freezer Cooking Plan

3 Bean Chili Chowder


Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, and/or Fruit


Mac & cheese, fruit
Snack-y lunch {veggies, cheese, yogurt, fruit, crackers, etc.}
PB&J, carrot sticks, apples
Cheese quesadillas, carrot sticks
Leftovers x 3


Boiled eggs
Welcome Home Chocolate Chip Muffins

Freezer Cooking in an Hour (I’ll share more how this goes later on this week!)

Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes
20 Minute Barbecue Cups
Baked Chicken
Welcome Home Chocolate Chip Muffins


Breakfast for dinner: Oatmeal Pumpkin Pancakes, fruit, scrambled eggs
Three Bean Chili Chowder — bringing this to a get-together with friends on Friday night
Date with Jesse (using birthday gift card from my in-laws)
Meat, Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots in the crockpot, Chocolate Chip Muffins
Texas Lasagna, fruit, tossed salad
Dinner with extended family
Dinner out

What’s on your menu this week? Tell us in the comments or leave a link to your menu plan post.

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  • Shelly says:

    I make a BBQ cups recipe like what you are making for your freezer cooking. I haven’t made them in a while but they do freeze well. That’s why I love reading other people menu plan posts, I get great ideas for dinner so we don’t get stuck in a dinner rut. 🙂

    This week I’m hoping to make 5 loaves of bread for the freezer. Yesterday the kids and myself made some spritz cookies so now we have cookies for this week. Our dinners will be some skillet dishes, a crock pot beef roast, beef noodles with the leftover roast beef and a few other favorites. Here’s the link,

  • Jennifer says:

    I only plan dinners since I am the only one home during the day. @ kids in high school and hubby works…:)
    Monday was Spaghetti with fresh chopped green peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spinach in the sauce. Tuesday (today) is mock drumsticks with chicken rice a roni and mixed veggies. Wednesday is Brats with homemade chips. Thursday is Taco Bake. Friday is pizza night…:)

  • Heather says:

    What type of meat for your crock pot day? I ask because I am looking for a yummy sausage and potato dish!

  • Amy S says:

    I enjoy watching the menus change to include soups, stews, chilis and chowders as the temperatures start to drop. So many recipes, so little time. I plan on trying the 3 bean chili chowder and the chocolate chip muffins sound very good, I bet the sour cream makes them very moist. Here’s the link to our menu plan for the week.

  • Victoria says:

    I pinned the three bean chili chowder it looks like something the hubby and I would like.

  • Mandy Broeker says:

    I just had to say that I tried your freezer pizza pockets reciepe last week and it was such a huge hit! My kids love to make their own pockets and I love how many this recipe makes! With my husband & I both working full time during the days and both of my kids in different sports & other activities during the evenings this is a keeper that I will be making LOTS of to keep on hand! I am planning on making them for my daughter’s friends who come over for dinner before youth group each week. For my son, age 9, and my daughter, age 12, I have to say that they are kid tested & approved! 🙂

  • This has been on the breakfast menu every week since I first made it. Kids love it and I do to. Win-win!

  • Emily says:

    The chili chowder sounds wonderful! I need to try that – thanks!

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