Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 28/15

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Sept 28/15. Recipe links and menu planning inspiration!!

Hi everyone!  It’s an exciting week around here, my second child is turning 16, whoot!  Can’t believe it!  He’s decided to take his driving exam right on his actual birthday so I hope it all works out for him lol.  Also for those that remember, back at the beginning of August he broke four bones in his foot and just this past week was allowed to take the boot cast off and start putting a little bit of weight on it.  Hopefully by his birthday he’ll be walking without the crutches 🙂

So the trick to successful menu planning is having a list of quick and easy meals ready to choose from.  Whether you do that with Pinterest (here’s a board I created) or with a notebook, it’s a good idea to have a handy resource ready to go.  Here’s a great post from the 10 Minute Dinner site on How to Create a Meal Solutions Notebook.


Recipe Highlight of the Week:

I made this Easy Pull Apart Pizza Bread for our church potluck yesterday and it was a big hit.  I made it at home in a 9×13 pan and then transferred it to my slow cooker, on keep warm setting, so it would stay warm until after the service was over. Worked great and from what I was told, it was delicious!


My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Apple, Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas and Paleo Twice Baked Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Tuesday:  Hawaiian Burgers

Wednesday:  Creamy Caesar Chicken Pasta Bake (I’ll make two, one for my family and one for a friend who just had knee surgery).  For me just plain chicken with veggies.

Thursday: Son’s 16th birthday!!!  At his request we’ll be having –> Appetizer: Garlicky Lemon Cuban Chicken Wings, Dinner: Grilled Steak, Baked Potatoes and Corn on the Cob.  For dessert we’ll have his favorite Gluten, Dairy and Egg-Free Chocolate Birthday Cake

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free Chocolate Cake 1

Friday: Dinner club with a harvest theme.  I’ll be bringing Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Saturday:  Pizza Party Saturday Night! and for me 5-Ingredient Honey Mustard Salmon

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


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My favorite menu planning resource (affiliate link):

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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9 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 28/15

  1. 1
    hchybinski says

    Looks good! We are celebrating a 15th birthday this week – he chose Cheeseburgers! LOL

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Cheeseburgers are yummy (and less expensive lol)! Happy birthday to your son!!

  2. 2
    Jamie @ Medium Sized Family says

    Yay for you and your son! 16, what a milestone (although I see you’ve already done this once). My son will be 12 in a couple of months, and although 16 still seems light years away, I know it will be upon us before we know it.

    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      It goes by so fast! With my oldest leaving home, it’s really made me slow down even more to appreciate the time I have left with my boys for sure.

  3. 3
    Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says

    I haven’t posted a menu plan on my blog on awhile but thought I would get back to it. Happy birthday to your son! I love that you are sharing paleo and dairy, gluten and sugar free recipes, a nutritionist told me to try the diet change and see if it helped my RA. It has helped in astounding ways! Hope you are well.

    • 3.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Hi Tanya, I have RA as well and that’s why I did the Autoimmune Protocol Diet for 5 months that has now transitioned into the Paleo diet. It has been life changing for me too. My pain is manageable and I’ve been able to reduce my meds (taking one plaquanil a day now). So thankful!!

  4. 4
    Susan says

    We must have kids of similar ages. My oldest just went to college in August (she was home for the first time this weekend and had missed the home cooking here; lol). My next daughter is 16 and just got her driving permit. Scary! Best wishes and happy birthday to your son!

    • 4.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Hi Susan, yes my oldest is 18, then I have my middle son who is turning 16 and then my youngest who is 9, almost 10. My oldest lives about 7 hours away. I haven’t seen her since July, it’s so hard!!

  5. 5
    Cinella says

    Haven’t linked up in a while…. love that this has gone on for so long! Was telling some friends about menu planning so I sure hope they get some ideas from here!


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