Happy Monday! Hope today finds you well. We had an unseasonably warm day yesterday which we enjoyed and we got our Christmas tree put up too which is early for us. I’m usually flying by the seat of my pants to get the tree up before Christmas, but I really wanted to have some time to enjoy it this year.

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

I came across this picture from 7 years ago and just had to share my sweet daughter at Christmas time. They grow up way too fast! We’ve been watching old home movies this week and it’s been a little sobering to realize that. Just a little reminder to savor the moments!

Here’s the menu plan for 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
English muffins
Muffins

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:

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

Garlic Chicken Spaghetti 
Grocery list- Angel hair pasta, chicken, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, mushrooms (I omit), garlic, chicken broth, white wine (optional), fresh parsley, basil, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

Ham and egg quiche
Grocery list: Ham, eggs, cheddar or swiss cheese, pie crust, milk, mustard, onion, side vegetable

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

Hebrew National hot dogs with turkey chili
Grocery list: Hot dogs, buns, turkey chili, apples, carrots, baked chips

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

Burritos
Grocery list: Tortillas, meat, taco rice, black beans, cheddar cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, taco sauce, ranch dressing

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

Cobb salad and light rolls
Grocery list: Bacon, eggs, tomato, lettuce, chicken or turkey, blue cheese or other cheese, avocado, green onions, ranch dressing

, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

BBQ chicken, noodles and mixed vegetables
Grocery list: Chicken, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, mustard powder, cayenne pepper, noodles, mixed vegetables

There you have it; hope you have a good week!


, Meal Plan for the Week of December 5th, Joyful Homemaking

6 Comments

  1. It’s such a great idea to post your menus and grocery shopping lists! I found your blog from the Three Little Singing Birds party and am glad I did, this is such a help for ideas :).

  2. i love your meal plan and pictures each week. i need to make chili dogs soon. my friend made a chili dog casserole that i am hoping to get the recipe for soon.i love cobb salad also!!
    and some kind of quiche will be on my menu soon..once i get some cheap pie crusts
    Here is a link to my Menu Plan/Question of the week
    Have a great week!

  3. Nice plan! I used to hate menu planning because I felt a lot of pressure to match it to the grocery store ads. I found an online service that actually did that (and no coupons!) but eventually I got a little bored.

    I’ve planned menus for my last two months (all by myself ;), though, and I’ve really enjoyed it. Much fewer nights of “I don’t know what to make.” Come to think of it . . . those were mostly in the gap between last month’s plan and sitting down to make a plan for this month.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Margo,
    Your daughter is just precious! I am so glad that I have a meal plan every week, it really helps. Your plan looks awesome, so many good meals. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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