Menu Plan Monday 8/23-8/28 – Frugal Novice

Menu Plan Monday 8/23-8/28

Menu Plan Monday

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Menu Plan Monday, and I’m really glad to be back to doing it this week. Things have been really busy the past couple of weeks, and we’re still adjusting to a relatively new schedule. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know that I got a new job last month. Then two weeks ago Brian’s granddad – in Florida – passed away, so that meant a 17-hour drive there and back, for a total of 34 hours of driving within a five-day period of time (with a one-year-old and three-year-old!!). We got back last Monday and all of last week felt like we were playing catch-up. Thanks to this past weekend we feel a little more on top of things… that mountain of laundry has been conquered, at least! The suitcases may or may not still be strewn around the house, though. :)

So, this week we’re trying to fall back in to some semblance of organization, and that includes planning ahead for groceries and meals. We’ve got company coming several times this week, so that helped motivate me even more to plan our meals out.

Monday: It’s Monday, need I say more? We’re doing something easy – one of the Macaroni Grill meals (Chicken Piccata, our favorite!) with green beans, and instead of doing a whole salad we’ll probably chop up some cucumber and carrots to have beforehand.

Tuesday: Chick Fil A – we haven’t done this the past few weeks but now we’re getting back into our routine, and the boys really like going, so we’ll do this.

Wednesday: Chicken crescents with green beans & homemade mashed potatoes – this is one of our favorites (the recipe is here if you’d like to give it a try!)

Thursday: Chicken fried rice, with zucchini, carrots, & onions

Friday: Leftover chicken crescents (that recipe makes a ton of food, and great leftovers!)

Saturday: Spaghetti with chicken, garlic bread, and sauteed squash

I’m sure you can tell from our menu plan for the week that I’m still keeping things pretty simple. We’re hoping that next week we’ll be even more caught up and can try some new recipes!  We also want to try making gnocchi again – when we were at Sam’s yesterday we discovered that they have prosciutto, so we can finally make the recipe the way it’s supposed to be.

I have two giveaways to post this week. One will be of particular interest for moms dealing with potty training, and the other… well, I can’t imagine anyone not interested in a $25 gift card! :)

I hope you all have a wonderful week!



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  • FoodontheTable August 23, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Great plan! We’re doing fried rice too this week. (Great to make with leftovers) Hope the new job is going well!

  • Alison August 23, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Sounds good! There was a “copy-cat” recipe for Chick-Fil-A sandwiches in one of the latest Food Network Magazines. I’m dying to try it, since we only have 1 here in MI and it’s not easily accessible (on a college campus). I’ll let you know how it goes!

  • Chandra August 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I’ve been procrastinating making out the menu for this week, but seeing yours motivated me. Thanks!