Our Weekly Menu Plan

by Katie on November 14, 2011

Each week, I plan our family’s dinner meals, but typically I’ve never been a big planner for our breakfast or lunch meals.  Our breakfast usually consists of a combination of cereal and milk, yogurt, hot oatmeal, or fruit, and we usually either have sandwiches or leftovers for lunch.

However, I’m sure that I’m not the only consumer who has not only seen a rise in the price of cereal, but also a decline in both cereal sales and good cereal coupons.  All of these things have made me rethink our breakfast plans.

I’m working to put together a few simple breakfast combinations for the next few weeks that are both healthy and frugal.  I also need to make sure that they can either be made ahead of time or can be quickly prepared in the morning.  We’ve found more so this school year than any other, that it is imperative to get our day off to an early start in order to accomplish all of our schoolwork in a timely manner (and to ensure that no one is still sitting around the school table in the late afternoon with a glazed look in their eyes!).

As I begin to experiment with different breakfast ideas, I’ll be sure to share our recipes and tips as we stumble through work to find a good combination for our family’s needs.  In the meantime, here’s our dinner plan for this week:

Monday – Alpine chicken, twice baked potatoes, green beans

Tuesday – Calzones, breadsticks, apple slices

Wednesday – Ultimate chicken fingers, potato wedges, corn

Thursday – Meatloaf, baked potatoes, tossed salad

Friday – Chicken parmesan, rolls, tossed salad

Saturday – Burrito casserole, rice with cilantro, corn

Sunday – Leftovers

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Ann November 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I’m excited to see what you come up with for breakfast! I’m always looking for new recipes and you post some good ones.

May I share one with you? This is a quick one my kids love. I’m not sure how the cost works out as compared to cereal, but this is a fun one to play with. I usually use bacon instead of the sausage, but you could easily use ham or any kind of leftover meat or cheese you have. I have another problem now too – my three kids are getting bigger and one pan isn’t enough anymore!



Katie November 15, 2011 at 7:28 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe – it looks delicious! I’m often running into the same problem – our kiddos are growing so fast, and what used to be enough to feed our whole family, no longer is. Life should become interested once all three boys are teenagers!


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