Menu Plan Monday- Pinterest Inspired!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Hi!! Happy Monday!! How was your weekend??
Our's was FULL as usual...but we still managed to get several big chores done around the house, including me getting 4 loads of laundry washed, dried AND put away. I don't know about you- but I feel like super woman when that gets done! HA!

Sooo...the last few weeks I have been really slacking with planning out our meals for the week.  And you know what? I have been paying for it when 5:15 pm rolls around and my kids are starving and tired and my husband calls me, starving and tired :), wanting to know whats for dinner when he gets home from work. that was NOT fun.

Back to menu planning it is! :)  I used my Pinterest board for inspiration this week and came up with what I think is a very easy, healthy and yummy menu plan!

Here is what our family will be eating this week!

Monday: Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin with parmesan noodles and steamed broccoli- I am going to boil some fettuccine noodles and make a simple parmesan white sauce as our "side" to the pork and steam a bag of frozen broccoli florets for our veggie (I love the frozen veggies from Aldi!)

Tuesday: BBQ Meatloaf Muffins with Roasted Vegetables and Mashed Potatoes- I am taking a slight short cut with this meal and am going to serve some Bob Evans all natural mashed potatoes with the meatloaf and veggies.  They are delicious and I don't have to peel, boil and make a big pot of mashed potatoes.  On a busy weeknight- yes please- I will take all the help I can get :)

Wednesday: Sloppy Joes with oven baked french fries and steamed green beans- The only change I plan to make to the sloppy joe recipe is to cut out a bit of the sweetness (brown sugar) as my husband is not super big on "sweet" anything when it comes to his dinner (unless its dessert :)

Thursday: Dinner out for Mommy and Daddy! Grilled cheese, broccoli bites and applesauce for the kids :) Aaron and I have a fun event to attend, so my friend is coming over to watch the kids for a couple of hours.  I am going to make them grilled cheese, bake some broccoli bites (they are from the organic line of kids' food from Aldi!) and give them a bowl of applesauce sprinkled with some cinnamon sugar for their "dessert." 

Friday: Pizza Picnic! We love the Mama Cozi's Take & Bake 16" inch pizzas from Aldi! I buy our's at the beginning of the week and put it in the freezer. I put it straight from the freezer into the oven and it bakes at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes and comes out perfect! 

Saturday: Crockpot Salsa Chicken Quesadillas with sliced cucumbers and ranch dipping sauce- I am going to use this salsa chicken and make quesadillas with it! SO EASY!!

Sunday: Grilled Turkey Sausage, steamed green peas and corn and organic cheddar cheese shells- this is a super simple, "non-recipe" meal to end our week.  I picked up some all natural turkey sausage (by oscar mayer) at Walmart, I get our frozen veggies from Aldi as well as our organic shells and cheese. Yummy and easy- just what we will need after a busy weekend! :)

So that's what is going to be on the dinner table at our house this week!  After a couple of weeks of not really having an "official" menu feels SO good to have our dinners planned out for the week! 

Are you trying out any new recipes this week? 
I would love to know what you are making!!

Linking up with Laura today!


  1. All of these sound SO yummy! I saw on Shay's blog this morning she posted the apple cider pork tenderloin, and then you posted i'm making this this week!! Tomorrow I will blog about the "unstuffed cabbage rolls" I made last night. So easy and so good! Happy Monday!

  2. Sounds like a delicious week of meals! I may have to try a few weeks when I decide to get organized again!!


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