Menu Plan Monday ~ August 29/11

It’s back to school week this week for my family.  My youngest is now in grade one and going to school five days a week for the first time.  I’m going to miss my little man while he’s at school all day.  My middle son is going into grade 7 and my daughter into grade 9 (first year of highschool…yikes!).  So with so much on my plate this week as we transition back into some sort of a schedule…blah do I have to?…I’m going to try and keep this short and sweet 🙂

I did want to tell you about a wonderful new menu planning resource I just recently discovered.  It’s called The Organized Family Menu Planner and it’s a book of planning pages specifically for menu planning and creating a grocery list.  I wrote more about it over here where you’ll find all the details and the opportunity to purchase if you’re interested.  You’ll need to log in/sign up to see this week’s offer.

Here’s a photo of the inside in action.  I love the perforated grocery lists that accompany each week.

Okay so here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday:  Have It Your Way Tacos (family favorite!)

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Dilled Pot Roast (family favorite!)

Wednesday:  Fire Island Ziti and Sausage

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Asian Chicken Wraps served with fruit salad

Saturday:  Slow Cooker BBQ Pork Sandwiches served with green salad

Sunday:  Picking night!


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18 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ August 29/11

  1. 1
    The Happy Housewife says

    Yum! Your menu looks great.
    My oldest just started her senior year. It is so crazy…. I’m sure your daughter will do great at high school. The biggest change in my kids when they started high school was that they all of a sudden wanted to sleep until noon every single day!
    It is still hard to get them up in the mornings, lol.


  2. 2
    Natanya @ Fete and Feast says

    My daughter started 7th grade last week and we’re still trying to find our school sea legs. It’s amazing how much I missed the routine as summer came to an end but am already wishing we were back to the flexibility that comes with no school. I wish I could have it both ways!

  3. 3
    Tammy says

    Hi. Having a menu plan sure makes it easier for packing my child’s lunch, too. I made him pizza rolls last night to take today.
    Aug. 28th – Salad & crudités available during lunch & dinner
    Sun. – Meatloaf with mushrooms (x 2), peas, creamed corn
    Mon. – Race car sloppy joes, macaroni and cheese
    Tues. – Pizza (take leftover crockpot chicken out of freezer)
    Wed. – Chicken (freezer) & black bean corn salsa casserole
    Thurs. – Takeout
    Fri. – Beans, stewed tomatoes, etc. & couscous
    Sat. – out or grill

  4. 4
    Phoebe @ Getting Freedom says

    Time sure does fly! My oldest is now in 5th grade and the #3 child is in 1st. I remember thinking this day as so far off, but it’s definitely crept in.

    I need to check out those Asian Chicken Wraps. My family loves anything Asian inspired! Thanks for hosting!

  5. 5
    Tiffany says

    That menu planner looks very nice! Thanks for hosting the link up 🙂

  6. 6
    Queen of the House says

    Hi Laura!
    I didn’t realize our kids were so similar in age! My kids are going into 9th, 7th and 4th grades! We have one more week before school starts though….I hope it goes well for your kiddos! 🙂

  7. 7
    It's OK to be WEIRD! says

    My kiddos are starting 4th, 5th and 7th grades this week! I kinda slacked off on summer menu planning, but we’re back in the swing again for the fall! 🙂

  8. 8
    Kelly says

    I’ve got one in 7th and one in 8th – they’re halfway through the school year, what with us being in the southern hemisphere 😉 Our summer break starts with Christmas, which is actually kind of fun.

    Thanks for hosting the link-up!

  9. 9
    April says

    We’re having tacos this week to, a family favorite at our house. My son is a senior this year, and my daughter started 9th grade, but I home school, so it’s not very stressful, or hard to get back into the routine. Thanks for hosting MPM and have a great week!

  10. 10
    Elsi says

    I like your “Leftover buffet” and “Picking night”. We call it a “help yourself” meal.

  11. 11
    Carmen says

    I adore your site. I am a natural organizer and I enjoy sites like these that give me ideas that I might not think about or entertain. You have some great cute and helpful link ups. Thanks for hosting it. I will have to join next go around! I am in the middle of a consignment garage project. 😉 Happy Cooking!

  12. 12
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Bah- I’m with you! The kids don’t start until next week here, but as a teacher I’m back a little this week. Gotta put on my “fall mindset” even though I don’t want to. 😉

  13. 13
    Domestic Recluse says

    Yay, I managed to whip out a menu plan for this week — before Monday’s over! LOL I’ll be checking out the other yummy goodness submitted to Menu Plan Mondays. Feel free to check mine out as well! Thanks!

  14. 14
    Tracey M says

    Yum – I am trying that dilled pot roast!! Thanks for sharing this link up.

  15. 16
    Jenn says

    Hey, there it is. It’s taken me two days to find this week’s meal plans. Apparently, for some reason, this week’s menus didn’t link to the Menu Plan Monday page I have bookmarked. Glad to see that all is well. Now, what’s cooking….

  16. 17
    Kay says

    I have four kids. Two in middle school and two in middle school. I don’t know how people get through the school year without a menu plan and a shopping list. We have been back at school for a few weeks and are still getting the hang of getting up early.

  17. 18
    Christy @ Tools for Kitchens says

    Hi, Laura. Good luck with your back-to-school transition! I shared my recipe for chicken meatballs this week. Thank you for hosting us.


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