Sunday, May 16, 2010

Menu Plan: Week of 5/16/10

My freezers are packed. Overflowing. Hard to get the door shut. I’m not is such a blessing to open up my freezer and see it full of food to feed my family. However, it’s time once again to focus on actually USING UP some of that food! My menu this week focuses on trying to make a dent in my freezer so hopefully, in the upcoming days, I can clean it out and organize. Two added bonuses of digging through the freezer: (1) a very small grocery bill this week, and (2) only three days of “real” cooking this week!

Here’s my menu for the week:

Waffles (from the freezer) with fruit
Cereal and whole wheat toast
Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes (from the freezer) with bananas
Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

Cheese and bean quesadillas, fruit
PB&J, carrots
Perogies (from the freezer) with marinara sauce
Grilled cheese with tomato soup


Sunday: Spaghetti with this homemade red sauce (from the freezer), fresh pineapple and canteloupe

Monday: BBQ Chicken Sandwiches (from the freezer), chips, carrots, fruit

Tuesday: husband out of town; something simple or leftovers for the kids

Wednesday: Taco Potatoes, lettuce salad

Thursday: Turkey Broccoli Lasagna (from the freezer), lettuce salad

Friday: Tator Tot Hotdish, lettuce salad

Saturday: Marinated pork tenderloin, baked potatoes, broccoli, lettuce salad

For more menu planning ideas, please check out I'm an Organizing Junkie.


  1. Sounds like an easy and tasty menu this week. Yay for freezer food! :)

  2. Taco potatoes sounds wonderful. I have extra taters in my pantry!

    What do you do for cheese and bean quesadillas? I have a cookbook put out by the American Medical Association with a recipe fot them that's delish. It's beans, cheese, lime juice, and green onions. We love it. What do you do?

  3. Michelle: nothing fancy for the quesadillas...I just spread some refried beans on a wheat tortilla, sprinkle some shredded cheese on it, top with another tortilla, and bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Top with sour cream and salsa. So simple but my kiddos love it. :-)