Sunday, May 9, 2010

Menu Plan: Week of 5/10/10

Yeah! The kids and I are amongst the living again! Bye Bye flu bug! Bye Bye pink eye! We’re back and we’re energized! And yes, even I’m ready for menu planning again!

The big hit from last week was this Slow Cooker Turkey Lasagna. I was able to sneak both carrots and broccoli into my kids’ diet through this very yummy and easy lasagna. It made plenty for two nights’ meals, and I still had HALF left! So off to the freezer the remainder went. In addition, this make-ahead Walnut French Toast was super easy, tasty and frugal and my kids and their friends ate it all up!

My menu this week calls for a lot of doubling of recipes. My dear friend is moving out to the suburbs this weekend. I know that things will be busy and chaotic in her home, so instead of a typical welcome housewarming basket, I decided to make her some meals that she can pop in the oven to feed her family for the week while the crazy unpacking begins. So no digging through boxes to find the pots and pans needed, but instead she can look in the freezer or fridge and find the night’s meal ready to go. So her family will essentially be eating next week what my family will be eating this week!

Here’s my plan for the week:

Scrambled eggs on English muffins
Oatmeal with fruit
Cereal and Toast
Cinnamon Raisin Bread (doubling recipe for friend)

Grilled ham and cheese, tomato soup
PB&J, carrot sticks with ranch
Cheese quesadillas, fruit

Sunday: out to eat at Famous Dave's...Happy Mother's Day to me!

Monday: Stuffed Shells (doubling recipe for friend – these freeze beautifully), lettuce salad, fresh fruit

Tuesday: Cheddar Turkey Enchiladas (new recipe – doubling for friend), chips and salsa

Wednesday: leftover buffet

Thursday: Cheesy Beef and Rice(doubling for friend/using ground turkey instead of beef), green beans, fruit

Friday: Chili (from the freezer) with spaghetti noodles and sour cream, lettuce salad

Saturday: leftover buffet

Misc. Baking:
Strawberry Cream bread (doubling for friend)
Granola Bars (doubling for friend)

Hopefully I'll have some of the new recipes with photos to post later this week!

Have a great week - and for more menu planning inspiration, please visit I'm an Organizing Junkie.


  1. I hope you'll post the cheddar turkey enchiladas when you make them. They sound fabulous!

  2. Slow Cooker Turkey lasagna sounds great. Coming over from OrgJunkie. I love your blog. Have a great week.

  3. I'm with Michelle, I can't wait to see the recipe for Cheddar Turkey Enchiladas!