Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th

Happy Monday! We had a pile of snow accumulate the past few days, so I think winter is catching up with us, but we kind of knew it would happen sooner or later. This week’s menu is all about comfort foods to savor while we snuggle inside.
Breakfast Options:
(Any combination of the following)
French toast
Egg whites and spinach (hubby’s choice)
English muffins
Baked oatmeal
Lunch Options:
(We like to add fruit and/or carrots to any of these “entrees”)
Pasta  (my kids love it)
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
Yogurt or cheese sticks, crackers
Leftovers from dinner
, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Cheesy Chicken Bake
Grocery list: chicken, stuffing, peas, cream of chicken soup, cheese of your choice

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Macaroni and Cheese, broccoli and grapes
Grocery list: macaroni noodles, Swiss and cheddar cheese (I don’t use the Gruyere listed in the recipe), breadcrumbs, milk, flour, broccoli and grapes

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Tex-Mex Bake and Cornbread
This is so good! I made it when we had my parents over for dinner, and they liked it so much, they served it when they had company. Fresh tomatoes on top and taco sauce was a nice addition.
Grocery list: rigatoni pasta, ground turkey or beef, onion, corn, black beans, salsa, cottage cheese, egg, taco seasoning, cilantro, cumin, Monterrey Jack cheese and cornbread fixings

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Chicken pot pie
Grocery list: 2 pie crusts, 2 cans of veg-all, onion, chicken broth, chicken

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Turkey meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas
Grocery list: ground turkey, onion, breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, potatoes, peas

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking

Pasta with meat sauce, salad, light rolls
Grocery list: spaghetti, pasta sauce, ground turkey or beef, Parmesan cheese, salad fixings, light roll ingredients

There you have it; have a great week!

, Menu Plan for the Week of January 16th, Joyful Homemaking


  1. Margo, Another great post . I love your chicken pie with the small heart cut out!
    I my panryt looks jsut like yours, I showed my husband and he said the same thing, I have to have EVERTHING organized. I also have a list of staples if I am low I oick the up.
    I see you home school, if our children we younger my husband and i spoke avout this alot but with our church and youths groups the boys being active in our church, we are Christains, Baptise and we had rules and ate every night as a family.
    Now our oldest is 20 yrs old and yes he is saving himeself for the right girl to may=rry, and he is in college and he also has played football there for almost 2 years now, we are very proud of him. He is an A student and our youngest just turned 17 years old and is in 11th grade and he has amde rhe honro roll, we are so blessed to have to great, loving young men, In this day in age it can be a challenge, but with Christ in our home and marriage it’s great, believe me NOTHING is perfect but we have been married 23 years this past Dec. 12th, he is my Best freind and soul mate. He will call at work just to say
    I LOVE YOU! We do everything together, working in the yard, praying together, shopping at the supermarkets he doesn’t like that at all but he will go to prim/colonial shops, I do have my own business, a selling blog it is on my blog!We are wholesalers and we do alot of that as well or jsut curl up nesr the fire and watch agood movie and in the summmer time he grills all the time and we have in an inground pool and we love it both boys have part-time jobs(SORRY) just so proud of them, and I don’t work outside of the home, I am a homemaker so I do that durning the week and I have been doing couponing and have been saving alot of money for us.Ken my hubby is 48 yrs old and we LOVE Tenn, and he is retiring in 8 yrs so we are building our dream home in Cobsy Tenn. we go on vacation there every summer and it is breath taking, in the smokey mountains.

    I can see you are very blessed as well, you are doing the right thing by homeschooling!!!

    Now that I talked your ear off, have a blessed week. Thank you for posting more yummy meals that I can try.
    I LOVE, LOVE your blog!!!!!!I love to try new recipes and I love what you have been posting!!!!!Thanks a bunch girlie.

    Happy cooking and baking,

  2. I am sorry just saw I was typing so fast that there are alot of mispelled words on the comment I just posted. Blessings,

  3. Wow it all looks SO good!.. I made one of your recipes from a past post tonight for my husband it’s called ‘Garlic Chicken Spaghetti” and he LOVED it! Thank you so much for sharing these 🙂

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