Menu Plan (A Day Late :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hi!! I hope your week is off to a good start!

We had a slightly bumpy start to our week :)
I had to take my daughter Cora Maye to the doctor yesterday because she has had a low fever (101 or less) for the last 5 days!! Poor thing is super congested and exhausted :( The good news is that she doesn't have an ear infection and her lungs are clear- our doctor said it is just a yucky virus traveling around.  The not so great news is that about 2 hours after we had gotten home from the doctor, I picked up James and he felt hot to me.  Poor thing had a fever too!! I gave him some tylenol and he took a really long nap and seemed to be doing ok once he woke up from his nap...but then a couple hours later, his fever went from 101 to 105!!! He was super lathargic and Aaron and I were really worried about him!! He ended up responding to the dose of ibuprofen we gave him and his fever came down several degrees AND he perked up a little bit- which was such a good sign.  We really thought we might have had to take him to the ER because of how high his fever got!!
Despite his fever coming down a little bit, he was still pretty miserable and the only place he would sleep was on top of Aaron's chest or snuggled up with me.  Needless to say, he ended up getting a good night's rest...but Aaron and I will be chugging copious amounts of coffee today! HA! 
My 2 daughters have a field trip today to a local farm- so we are going to give out a couple good doses of tylenol and hope for the best :)  Afternoon naps should be nice and long! :)

Now that I have rambled on waaayyy too long about my day yesterday- let's talk about the point of today's post- my menu plan for the week! :)
I usually post this on Monday- but I linked up with Erika and Andrea's Favorite Things Party yesterday- so I am a day late :)

Here is what we are eating this week- starting with last night's meal! :)

Monday: Chicken and Quinoa Soup (link to recipe here!)

Tuesday: Make Your Own Pizza Night!
I got these pizza crusts (and the mozzarella cheese) from Aldi when I was doing my shopping last Friday.  We love their Take N Bake I am excited to try this pizza "kit" and see what we think of it! 

Wednesday: Cheesy Sausage and Rice with steamed green beans
Last week we had jumbalaya for dinner and I put the leftovers in the freezer.  This week- I am going to add a bunch a sharp cheddar cheese to it and season it up a little more! 

Thursday: Barbecue Pork Sandwiches, steamed broccoli and mac 'n' cheese
I have a tupperware of plain, shredded pork in the freezer, so I am going to add some BBQ sauce to it and make sandwiches out of it! We love Aldi's frozen broccoli florets as well as their organic mac 'n' cheese!

Friday: Dinner out with Nana and Poppy!
Aaron's parents will be here for a weekend visit and I thought it would be fun to go out to Chuy's!  His parents live outside of Austin, TX, which is where the Chuy's franchise got started.  We happen to have a Chuy's about 5 minutes from us- so I think that is where we will be going to celebrate our favorite Texans! :)

Saturday: Easy French Dip Sandwiches (link to recipe found here!) and Mummy Dogs (link to the recipe I am using found here!)
The night of Halloween will be fun and chaotic while we get all the kids dressed up in their costumes.  I wanted something easy, but yummy, on the menu for dinner.  The grown-ups are going to have April's French Dip sandwiches and I am going to make the kids mummy dogs!
Sunday: Copycat Olive Garden Salad and Zuppa Tuscana Soup (link to recipe found here and here!)
For Sunday's dinner, we are having Olive home :)  I make the copy cat version of Olive Garden's salad all the time and it is SO good! 

I found this recipe for a copy cat version of their Zuppa Toscana soup and can't wait to try it out! It looks super simple to make and super yummy!!

So that's what's for dinner at our house this week?  Do you have a menu plan for this week? Are you trying out any new recipes?? Anything you would recommend I include in next week's menu plan?? Let me know! :)

I am linking up with Laura!


  1. Those poor babes with their fevers ... although who can turn down a baby who snuggles to sleep? It's the only upside. :) Better health to everyone. Enjoy those easy French dips -- we sure love them!

  2. Sorry for all the fevers - viruses that aren't treatable are the worst!! Your recipes look so yummy!! Chuy's for the win for sure and the mummy dogs for Halloween will be a hit!!

  3. The fevers are rampaging our house! ALL four kids have fevers and it's been going on since Thursday!!!

  4. Such babies are no fun for anyone :( hoping your sweet kiddos a quick recovery & mama and daddy som restful nights! I can't wait to hear how the copycat zouppa turns out! I see it all the time but haven't tried it out yet.

  5. I made April's french dip sandwiches a few weeks ago and they were delicious!! My whole family loved them. My mom is making Mummy dogs for us for Halloween dinner. They are so cute, festive and delicious. Hope you have a great Halloween week.


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