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  • Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 30, 2015

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    I hope you had a great week last week! I ended up taking the week off from menu planning because I got sick right as the kids went on vacation (they were home all week), and with Thanksgiving, Black Friday shopping, and the kids’ Turkey Tournament taking up the second half of the week, I figured we weren’t going to be eating at home much anyway.

    Luckily, we didn’t host Thanksgiving. And even better, right before I got sick, I made and froze the sweet potato casserole I’ve made every year for over a decade. So all I had to do on Thursday was sprinkle on the streusel topping and pop the thing into the oven!

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Turkey Meatloaf, Sauteed Zucchini, Garlic Bread

    Tuesday – Zucchini Rice Casserole with Chicken

    Wednesday – Slow Cooker Pot Roast, some kind of veggie

    Thursday – Bacon-Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Dinner out

    Saturday – Breakfast {French toast, sausage, eggs, fruit}

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 16, 2015

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    I haven’t particularly wanted to cook lately, mostly because I’ve found myself wanting to do other things like work and clean the house. But we have to eat, and we always eat healthier and better when i have a plan, so here goes:

    Monday – Clam Chowder

    Tuesday – Pork Chops, Roasted Butternut Squash

    Wednesday – Spinach Artichoke Dip with Pita Chips and Crudite {we’re getting home late, so this is an easy make-ahead dinner I can have waiting for us!}

    Thursday – Bacon Wrapped Tofu, rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Roasted Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

    Saturday – Yakisoba

    Sunday – Leftovers

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 9, 2015

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    Fall has truly arrived, and I’ve actually been cold sometimes lately! We haven’t turned on the heater, but we haven’t turned on the air conditioner either, so I’m a very happy camper because I can use my oven without overheating the kitchen 🙂

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Cheeseburger Hand Pies, Sweet Potato Fries

    Tuesday – Dinner out

    Wednesday – Turkey Burgers, Streuseled Sweet Potato Casserole (I’m making a double batch and freezing one for Thanksgiving!)

    Thursday – Pasta Bolognese, Steamed Broccoli, Garlic Bread

    Friday – Turkey Pesto Sandwiches, Crudite, Fruit

    Saturday – Hawaiian Breakfast (rice, sausage, eggs, some kind of veggie)

    Sunday – Tuna or Egg Salad sandwiches, Crudite, Fruit

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 2, 2015

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    I’m in a cooking funk right now, which often happens when I make some dishes that are at best lukewarmly received by my family (and it feels like it’s happened a lot the last couple of weeks). So this week I’m going to stick to some familiar dishes that come together easily and at least won’t wear me out!

    Monday – Clam Chowder in bread bowls

    Tuesday – Baked Ziti, Salad, Garlic Bread

    Wednesday – Zankou Chicken, some kind of veggie (I’ve got a craving and my oldest loves their garlic sauce)

    Thursday – Sandwiches, crudite

    Friday – Everyday Vegetable Soup, some kind of roll

    Saturday – Dinner out

    Sunday – Breakfast (French toast, fruit, sausage)

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 26, 2015

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    I don’t know how the days and weeks keep flying by, but they do! At least it’s finally feeling like fall around here – just a little bit chilly when I drop the kids off at school, enough to make me wish for a jacket (but not quite enough to be wearing one just yet). I’m so happy to be able to turn my oven on without feeling guilty about making the whole house hot!

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Zucchini Rice Casserole with Chicken

    Tuesday – Cheesy Mashed White Beans with Kale

    Wednesday – Mac and Cheese, Roasted Butternut Squash

    Thursday – Broiled Salted Salmon, Rice, some kind of veggie

    Friday – Chicken Enchiladas, salas

    Saturday – Egg Salad Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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    Menu Plan Monday: Week of October 19, 2015

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    I was watching the Michigan at Michigan State football game yesterday, and thinking about how cold it must have been, given the way the fans were dressed. Meanwhile, I was sweating yesterday when I was volunteering at soccer, and I was just wearing a simple t-shirt and capri jeans … and we kept saying how happy we were that it was a lot cooler than last Saturday!

    So you can imagine how happy I am that this week, the temperatures are supposed to stay in the 80’s – and even if we hit the 90’s, at least it will be on the low end. All that means I can start thinking about casseroles and soups/stews and turning on the big oven more often than once in a blue moon 🙂

    Here’s my plan for this week:

    Monday – Sashimi, rice, some kind of veggie

    Tuesday – Farfalle with Creamy Mushroom Sauce, garlic bread, maybe another veggie

    Wednesday – Mexican Lasagna, salad

    Thursday – Breakfast (French toast, sausage, fruit)

    Friday – Clam Chowder

    Saturday – Leftovers

    Sunday – Dinner out

    See more weekly menus at I’m an Organizing Junkie.


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