Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 24 – Jan 30

Hello again, everyone! I hope your week last week went well. It’s difficult when the weather is yucky to get excited about leaving the house and doing anything other than eating soup and snuggling under warm blankets, and we had a week just like that last week. Thankfully, the weather looks to be much warmer this week, without the hassle of snow and ice!

As far as our menu this week goes, I would like to try out the lemon chicken dish (from two weeks ago!) this week, so I hope that I can get to it! I may end up not breading the chicken and just making it with the sauce, depending on how much time I have. I also really want to try the chicken enchilada soup that I planned on last week, as the slow cooker aspect of it really appeals to me.

Dinners
Sloppy Joes, corn
Takeout pizza 🙂
Cheeseburger Soup
Lemon Chicken (new recipe to us), rice, steamed broccoli
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup (new recipe to us), cornbread
Dinner with friends
Leftovers

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Week 5 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 18 – Jan 23

We did not get to the lemon chicken or the mushroom pasta dishes last week. I don’t think I’ll have time to make the chicken dish, but I’ve got to use the mushrooms before they spoil, so I’ll make that early this week. The weather is looking to be up and down as far as temperature goes. Totally normal for this time of year in Kansas!

Dinners
Italian Sausage Stuffed Bread
Chicken Noodle Soup, Coffee Cake Muffins
Fried Rice, egg rolls
Slow Cooked Pot Roast, Fried Noodles, Gravy
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake, peas
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup (new recipe to us)
Dinner with friends

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Week 4 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 10 – Jan 16

We are back in the swing of things. Normal school and work schedules have resumed, and it is nice to get back into a routine. For last week’s menu plan, we were able to try the tortellini soup, and it was definitely a hit! This week, my son requested that we make Shepherd’s Pie and my husband requested Quiche Lorraine. It’s always so much easier to menu plan when I have a few suggestions from the family 🙂

Dinners
Shepherd’s Pie
Quiche Lorraine, mixed vegetables
Simple French dip sandwiches, corn
Mushroom Marsala Pasta Bake, peas
Lemon Chicken (new recipe to us), rice, steamed broccoli
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers (our fridge is too full!)

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Week 3 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Jan 3 – Jan 9

Happy New Year! I hope that 2016 is full of hope and good times for you all.

I also want to begin this year by saying THANK YOU for sticking around with me through 6 years of blogging in February! I know that there has been a serious lack of recipes posted, and I have not forgot that I used to do that 😉 I do not know how much that will change in 2016, but I want to continue to share with you all.

Dinners
Chili (either on its own or in Frito Chili Pies)
Italian Tortellini Soup (new recipe to us, didn’t get to it last week!)
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp (husband’s birthday request!)
Swedish Meatballs, noodles, peas
Chicken Alfredo, steamed broccoli
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers or a freezer meal

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Week 2 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 27 – Jan 2

Have you had happy holidays thus far? We sure have. We had a very merry Christmas! Our family spent the entire day in pajamas and we just relaxed while playing with new toys and watching movies. The day of rest and relaxation was just what we needed!

According to the calendar, this is Week 1 since 2016 starts on Friday. Can you believe it?!

Dinners
Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli, & Rice Casserole (new recipe to us)
Easy Okonomiyaki, edamame
Roasted sausage and vegetables
Italian Tortellini Soup (new recipe to us), garlic bread
Chicken with mushroom pasta, peas
Dinner out (we didn’t get to go last week!)
Leftovers

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Week 1 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago (week 53 and week 1).

Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 20 – Dec 26

The weather has been so mild here, it hardly feels like the end of the year! Despite the unseasonable weather, we are still going to have a fair amount of soup this week– I just love soups 🙂 It’s a tradition to have butterball & noodle soup on Christmas Eve for my husband’s family. It is a kind of chicken soup. Butterballs are like a dumpling, made with breadcrumbs, cream, and allspice. They all sprinkle allspice on the soup before eating, too. Do you have any special Christmas traditions that involve food?

Dinners
Leftover Cheeseburger Soup, bread
Ham & Bean Soup (with leftover ham)
Stuffed Shells, garlic bread, peas
Butterball & Noodle Soup
Ham, Broccoli, & Potato Casserole
Dinner at our friends’ house
Dinner out

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Week 52 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago I took a break.

Weekly Menu Plan, Dec 6 – Dec 12

It’s been a few weeks since I posted a menu plan, and I have to say that I’ve missed them! It has been a little hectic trying to get a meal on the table with little to no preparation. While there have been a lot of other meals that I have not had to plan lately (like Thanksgiving and other fun nights out!), I have still been making a few meals here and there. Anyway, I am back to posting this week, with one new recipe that I want to try. As always, if I do make it, I will report to you all next week with what we thought of it!

Dinners
Tortellini, garlic bread, corn
Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, steamed broccoli, rice
Sweet Potato Chili (new recipe to us), cornbread
Roasted kielbasa & vegetables
Dinner at a friend’s house
Appetizers & more with friends
Leftovers

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Week 50 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 8 – Nov 14

It seemed like last week just flew by for us. We were not incredibly busy, so I am not sure why it went by so quickly. But, thankfully, the weather has stayed nice here. It has been a beautiful fall! I have made it a point to stop and enjoy the colors of the landscape before it all goes dormant for the winter.

Dinners
Slow Cooked Pot Roast, Fried Noodles, Gravy
Roasted chicken & vegetables
Macaroni & Cheese
Crispy Quinoa Bake
German Pizza
Crack Salad
Chef’s board (and a movie 🙂 )

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Week 46 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Nov 1 – Nov 7

We only tried one of the new recipes that I planned to make last week: the squash & chicken dish. It was pretty good!  My husband loved the squash and apples, but the kids would not really touch them.  Instead of trying the new slow cooker lasagna, I made just a regular meat lasagna, not having time to put it together before heading off to work in the morning. Also, I made Julia’s Boeuf Bourguinon at the end of last week, and we ended up not eating it until this Sunday!

Dinners
Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon, roasted potatoes
Beef Enchiladas (with this sauce), corn
Sausage, Pepper, & Onion Pizza
Chicken Noodle Soup, Coffee Cake Muffins
Pork chops, roasted cauliflower
Dinner Out
Leftovers

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Week 45 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Oct 25 – Oct 31

The new chicken & bacon dish from last week was pretty good. I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make more sauce/gravy, and I should have used a little less garlic. Other than that, it was well-reviewed by the whole family.

We are going to try two new recipes this week (hopefully!).  It’s finally going to stay cool for the week, so I can turn on my oven without feeling guilty 🙂  I love just about every season, but this particular time during fall is pretty high up on my list!

Dinners
Cheesy Potato Soup with bacon
Ground Beef Shepherd’s Pie
Julia’s Boeuf Bourguignon, bread
Butternut Squash Chicken Pan Roast (new recipe to us), sweet potato biscuits
Slow Cooker Lasagna (new recipe to us), garlic bread, peas
Dinner at our friends’ house
Leftovers

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Week 44 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, and three years ago.