What a great weekend! We took the kids to a circus, and I think even my “bored” teenager enjoyed it. I remember my parents taking my brother, sister and I one time, and I’ve never forgotten the experience. We are learning to seize moments at our house. It has been way too easy in the past to put “fun” things off for later because of the busyness and demands of life, but we are realizing our time with our children in the home is limited. My hubby and I tend to be the serious “I have a million things to get done” typical firstborns, and we are trying to balance things out more with family life experiences, and savoring our time with our children, whether that means working together or playing together.
Ok, on to the meal plan for some family dinners this week.

Breakfast Options: (Any combination of the following)
French toast
Cereal
Fruit
Waffles
Toast
Eggs
Oatmeal
Poptarts
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
Pancakes

Lunch Options:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (My kids love it)
Ravioli
Macaroni and cheese
Vegetarian corn dogs
Vegetarian hamburgers
Hot dogs
Chicken,  turkey or ham sandwiches
Graham crackers and milk
English muffins
Peanut butter and fluff sandwiches
Whole wheat toast
Soup
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers from dinner
Dinner: 

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Breakfast Sandwiches and…

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Fruit Salad
GROCERY LIST-canned biscuits, veggie sausages, eggs, sliced cheddar cheese, apples, bananas, frozen berries, canned pineapple, canned peaches

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Quiche and Banana bread
GROCERY LIST-pie crust, eggs, broccoli, cheddar cheese, bacon or ham, onion, white and whole wheat flour, sugar, bananas

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Chef Salad
GROCERY LIST- salad greens (I use romaine lettuce), ham or turkey, eggs, tomatoes, green onion, swiss and or cheddar cheese, dressing

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Pizza (I like to add extra toppings to frozen pizza for a quick easy meal)

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Cashew sesame noodles (so good, and sometimes I add cooked chicken breast) and carrot sticks
GROCERY LIST- angel hair pasta, 1/2 c cashews, soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, asian sesame oil, red pepper flakes, baby carrots

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking

Taco soup
GROCERY LIST- 2 cans kidney beans, 2 cans pinto beans, 2 cans corn, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomatoes and chiles, taco seasoning mix, ranch dressing mix, 1 pound ground turkey or hamburger, shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream

There you have it. Is having the added grocery list helpful? I didn’t include things I figured most people would have on hand like baking soda… If this is helpful, I will try to keep it up. Hope you all have a great week!

, Menu Plan for the Week of Oct. 24th, Joyful Homemaking


16 Comments

  1. As a fairly new cook, I’ve been looking to your blog to help me prepare meals for my boyfriend and myself. You’ve helped me SO much!!! I love the grocery list that you’ve added – very much appreciated! Thank you 🙂

  2. what a wonderful menu this week. everything looks great. i want some of that fruit salad and quiche! i love how you add toppings to frozen pizza. great idea!
    bookmarking to print recipes later
    Here is a link to my Menu Plan Monday/Question of the week
    I’d love if you stopped by my blog and checked it out
    Have a great week 🙂

  3. we live in a hot place so I often forget how versatile quiche can be for meals….now that we can use our oven again I will add that back into rotation! And I can not wait to try that cashew noodle recipe! YUMMO!

  4. I love that you have graham crackers and milk as one of the lunch options – one of my absolute favorite snacks is graham crackers dipped in milk. Yummy. 🙂

  5. This looks like a great menu plan for the week. Your Grocery list is a great addition, that is a great idea. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Okay~ I have a confession to make. Each week when I see your post I think to myself umm why does she just list a bunch of lunch and breakfast’s and then detailed dinners???? I sooo would make a detailed list for all meals and all snacks and drinks and……
    Then it hit me last week. Ummmm self you have not EVER completed a meal plan for a day much less a whole week. AND hubby always says there is nothing in the house to eat.
    {insert angels singing}
    Ohhhh so if I stock the house with options for breakfast and lunch and snacks then hubby and kids (oh and I can too) have a choice of what to eat….
    GENIUS!!!
    Yes Margo you are a genius.
    Thanks so much!!!

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