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This Week’s Menu Plan (we’re trying 8 new recipes!!)

This Week's Menu Plan

We’re trying eight new recipes this week! Can you believe it?? That might be a record!

And it makes me happy because it’s a sign of how much I’m loving being adventuresome in the kitchen again! (If you missed my post on why I’m back to menu-planning and grocery shopping again, read it here.)


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. Dinners are often somewhat grab and go or brown bagged — 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

Snacks to have on hand: Energy BitesBanana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins


Jesse and I splitting up the cooking responsibilities for dinner this week. He’s in charge of the first two nights (since I have busier work days on Monday and Tuesday this week). I’m in charge of everything else.

Freezer Cooking

I’m doing a Freezer Cooking session on Wednesday where I’m combining dinner prep with freezer cooking. This means that I’ll really only have to bake/cook one day this week. I’ll be making Energy Bites, Homemade Biscuits, Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Waffles, Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets, and Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins. Look for more details on how that goes later this week!

Related Menu-Planning Posts:

3 Recipes I Made Recently Using What We Had on Hand
Our Menu Plan From Two Weeks Ago
Why I’m Back to Menu-Planning, Grocery Shopping, and Freezer Cooking
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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