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This Week’s Menu Plan (We got a GRILL + how we’re doing lunches!)

This Week's Menu Plan

We are SO excited because we finally got a GRILL!!! We’ve been talking about buying one and setting aside money for one for quite some time, so it was a really happy day when we got it this week!

And it’s just in time because the hot, hot days of summer are here and the last thing I want to do is heat up the kitchen by turning on the oven every day. So this week, there is a LOT of grilled foods on the menu.

I planned our menu based upon the great markdown deals I’ve gotten at the store recently. Since I bought 7 dozen eggs at Kroger on Saturday, you’ll see lots of items with eggs in them on the menu. Plus, I got a great deal on kale, pineapple, and blueberries… so those are superstars on the menu, too! 🙂

This Week's Menu Plan


Breakfasts are a big deal at our house. Not necessarily because of what we eat, but because this is the one meal we’ve committed to eat together around the table pretty much every single day. We often don’t all eat lunch at the same time and sometimes dinners are a quick affair — especially if the girls have swim team or skating. But breakfast, it’s a given. We eat, we talk, we read together, we pray together, and we linger around the table. It’s been a beautiful addition to our schedule + a great way to start the day!

Lunches & Snacks

During the summer, we’ve been doing Make Your Own lunches. I have some assortment of the following items on hand and the kids and Jesse and I are responsible for choosing from the list of items to make our own lunches. It’s worked well this summer — especially because the kids are getting better and better at cleaning up after themselves, too!

Make your own:

  • PB&J
  • scrambled eggs
  • hard-boiled eggs
  • leftovers
  • fruit
  • veggies
  • refried beans & cheese
  • chips & salsa
  • yogurt
  • smoothies
  • Kale ChipsThis Week's Menu Plan


Jesse and I splitting up the cooking responsibilities for dinner this week. He’s in charge of everything that involves the grill. I’m in charge of everything else.

Related Menu-Planning Posts:

3 Quick & Easy Meals We Made Recently
Why We Stopped Making Family Dinners a Priority
YEARS of Past Menu Plans We’ve Shared Here
6 Ways We’re Keeping Our Grocery Budget Low
Why We More Than Doubled Our Grocery Bill

What’s on YOUR menu this week? Tell us in the comments!

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