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Menu Plan Monday – Back to Planning!


I’ve been slacking on meal planning lately and need to get back to it. So I decided to do the Plan It-Don’t Panic challenge that Stephanie over at Keeper of the Home started. This is the third week of the challenge, but I figure better late than never. :) Meal planning makes my week so much easier and we eat a lot healthier if I get our main meal planned out for the week on Monday morning.

Meal Plan for the week of October 10-16


(We decide that morning what we are going to have based on how many times my husband hit the snooze button.) :)

Homemade yogurt and maple pecan granola

Green smoothies

Eggs and cheese grits

Oatmeal (Lately we’ve been having blueberry oatmeal and using some of the fresh blueberries I got this summer and then froze.)



Natural peanut butter and local raw honey on whole wheat bread

Cream cheese on whole wheat tortilla

fruit and/or veggies



Salad with homemade dressing


Monday: Big huge salad (with green lettuce–not iceberg lettuce. And no olives.)

Tuesday: Asian Beef with Snow Peas (and other veggies) — I’ll make this with venison back strap instead of with beef and serve over brown rice.

Wednesday: Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup — This is a recipe I got from the UK. A sweet couple from church had us over and served this and I liked it so much, I got the recipe.  Our neighbor brought us a bunch of sweet potatoes from his garden, so we’ll be using those. (If you are interested in the recipe, let me know, and I can post it later this week.)

Thursday: Japanese Chicken Salad

Friday: Veggie Calzones (I’ll use this pizza dough recipe.)

Saturday and Sunday: Leftovers (also known as C.O.R.N. — Clean Out Refrigerator Night)


I’m linking up to Keeper of the Home and Organizing Junkie this week. Check them out for all kinds of menu ideas!
  1. 10/10/2011 3:39 pm

    I love having a meal plan for the week. It makes my grocery shopping much easier (and more economical). One of the tricks that I learned from my mom was “If you’re going to make a mess, you might as well make the most of it.” I will often make double the amount of food that’s needed (like a soup or casserole) and pop one in the freezer for a later day. It makes life so much more simple, and I swear, it’s so refreshing to be able to say, “I don’t have to make dinner tonight – because I already did it!” Hope you guys are doing well out there in Georgia!

  2. Tara permalink
    10/10/2011 7:40 pm

    I would love that soup recipe! Coconut and sweet potatoes are two of my favorite foods. Thanks for the nudge with meal planning…I’ve been a slacker lately.

    • Kate permalink*
      10/17/2011 8:37 am

      Tara, I’ll post it this week. I made it last night so I could tweak it, and I’m glad I did! It definitely needed more sweet potatoes than the original recipe called for.

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