Menu Plan Monday June 12-18 – Frugal Novice

Menu Plan Monday June 12-18

Menu Plan Monday

Hi everyone! I wrote earlier about a fun new meal we had at our friends’ house tonight – lasagna wontons! Check out the post to see photos and learn how to make these for yourself.

This has been a great weekend for food and friends. Friday night we had friends over to watch the fourth Harry Potter movie and made pepperoni pizza. I made one with regular pepperoni, and one with turkey pepperoni. I’ve gotta admit, I can tell a big difference between the two!

Saturday we went to some friends’ house for dinner and games – we had a great time, and amazing food: grilled chicken & pineapple quesadillas, fresh corn & avocado salsa, and blackberry cobbler. Wendy, I wasn’t sure which cobbler recipe it was you used, so if I linked to the wrong one you’ll have to let me know. PS – You’re a great cook, and I love how adventurous you are with trying new recipes.

Ok, now on to food for this week, which is going to seem awfully plain after all the great food from the weekend.

Monday: We’re making burritos, which is an easy meal and is nice to make at the beginning of the week because of the leftovers, too – perfect for lunch the next day!

Tuesday: Chick fil A! We’re trying to just do this every other week since we’re cutting back on eating out.

Wednesday: Chicken alfredo with wheat pasta, and Schwan’s frozen veggies – green beans, red pepper, yellow carrots and broccoli.

Thursday: We’re doing swimming and games with friends, and I need to check with them to double-check on what they like or don’t – I am thinking about doing either quesadillas, nachos, or hot dogs. Something easy and kid-friendly is key!

Friday: We have pizza planned – baked potato (one of Brian’s favorite, and his request) and BBQ chicken. I think we’re doing another movie night, though, so we need to check with our partners in crime :) to see what sounds good to them.

Saturday: Date night! Seriously!! I’m just a taaaaaaaad bit excited about it. We have a gift card to one of our favorite restaurants that we’ve been saving for just such an occasion. We love our boys, but a kid-free meal is such a treat (am I right?!). We’re so thankful to have great friends to trade date nights with – the boys have fun playing with their girls, and trading is much better than paying for babysitting.

Hope you all have a great week filled with wonderful food!

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  • blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell June 13, 2011 at 4:24 am

    Burritos tonight sound great!

  • Wendy Kilmer June 13, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I used this blackberry cobbler recipe ( and this avocado salsa (

    Glad y’all enjoyed it, we had fun. Tonight we’re having bbq pizza (which I got from you) with the leftover chicken from the quesadillas!

  • Michelle June 15, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Made the chicken and pineapple quesadillas last night – loved them! Thanks for the recipe.