Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 4/17 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Sept 4/17 - weekly dinner inspiration to help you get dinner on the table the stress free way!

Hi friends! Welcome to September and getting back into routine and creating a weekly menu plan to help save our sanity!

I took last week off as we went on a road trip to drop my middle son off at college. It was very emotional for me even though I’ve been through this once before. However this time I am sending off a child with life threatening food allergies which is so incredibly difficult. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it especially since my son is not so good about returning his mother’s texts and calls. Sigh. I hope to write more about this experience sometime soon since I have so many thoughts swirling through my mind that I think it will be therapeutic for me to share. It’s a lonely place to be so maybe it will help me connect with others that have perhaps gone through it before me.

With my son leaving there are just three of us left at home, two with no dietary restrictions and myself who eats Paleo. In other words, I’m now outnumbered. So we all sat down to figure out how meals will look going forward and we realized that I could go back to making regular dishes (9×13 casseroles for instance with regular pasta and cheese!) for my husband and son and freezing half of it for future dinners saving me all sorts of time! On these nights I’ll most likely make for myself some kind of simple seafood which neither of them of like anyway so it will work out perfectly. So from now on I won’t be sharing just Paleo recipes but will also get back to sharing a wider variety of easy kid friendly non Paleo recipes. I’m very excited to get my youngest into the kitchen more helping me out with dinner. Yay!

Now that fall is here, I’m looking forward to bringing on the soup recipes again, my favorite! Any other soup lovers out there? Funny thing is I never use to be. Couldn’t stand soup and it’s only been since I went Paleo that I’ve learned to love it πŸ™‚

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week.

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Long weekend dinner out πŸ™‚

Tuesday: 15 Minute Tortellini & Broccoli Alfredo

Wednesday: Paleo Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night with 5 minute homemade pizza dough and for me Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Saturday: Easy Paleo Crockpot Beef Stew

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!)

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


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6 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 4/17 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

  1. 1
    Michelle says

    Hi! I’ve been following Menu Plan Monday for a few years now. I’ve always been a fan and now I’m a new participant! Thank you very much for the opportunity!

  2. 2
    Marcia (OrganisingQueen) says

    Oh Laura, my heart breaks thinking of you leaving your son there. I can just imagine how hard it was.

    I’m going to pray that he remembers to return his mom’s texts and calls so that it eases your heart.


    • 2.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      Thank you Marcia, your prayers mean a lot to me πŸ™‚

  3. 3
    Mary Meyer says

    Hi Laura,

    When my kids grew up and left it was hard for me to downsize dinners at first. I have found that most recipes that go into a 9 x 13 will fit easily into 2 8 x 8 dishes. I have some with their own lids which fit well in my freezer.


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