Menu Plan Monday ~ October 2/17 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

Menu Plan Monday for the week of October 2/17 - weekly dinner inspiration to help you get dinner on the table with less stress and chaos

Hello, happy “keep me sane” menu plan day! Menu planning will not only keep you sane but save you all sorts of $$, keep healthy eating in check and make it easy for your kids to help in the kitchen. Yes please! Seriously don’t wait, do it today!

Yesterday was a bit of a hard day for me as it was the first time I didn’t get to celebrate my son’s birthday with him. Now if you know me at all you know I absolutely adore birthdays and making a big deal out of them. My son is away at college for this birthday so instead of celebrating with him in person I sent him a really big care package full of all sorts of birthday treats and got to talk to him on the phone yesterday for a whole hour. That was pretty cool since phone calls are few and far between from that boy, sigh. I absolutely love sending care packages to both my older kids who are away at school. In fact I sent my daughter a care package every month for two years. It just brings me so much joy to send them a box of surprises to make them smile. Anyone else do this regularly?

And in other news, I shared this on Instagram but for those that might have missed it, here’s how our fall is shaping up. We went from this beautifulness:

To this the very next day!

So sad πŸ™

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

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday: Beefy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

Tuesday: Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup

Wednesday: Blackened Chicken and Avocado Salad

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Pizza Party Friday Night with 5 minute homemade pizza dough and for me Paleo Pecan Crusted Salmon

Saturday: Baked Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops served with broccoli

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own!) – we’ll have our Canadian Thanksgiving dinner on Monday

Have a wonderful week everyone!!


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4 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ October 2/17 Weekly Dinner Inspiration

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    Joanne McAndrews says

    Hi Laura, I would love to know more about your care packages? What surprises do you put in them? Would you be able to do a post sometime about that? Thank you!

    • 1.1
      Laura Wittmann says

      I would love to do a post on that, thanks for the suggestion! It really is one of my favorite things to do πŸ™‚

  2. 2
    Becky L says

    I got on the bandwagon with food this week. Crockpot chicken stroganoff with rice not noodles this time for time sake tonight, yoyo Tuesday, Greek chicken bake Wed, subway sandwiches as we’re going to bible study after work, Hawaiian meatloaf on Friday.
    I’m figuring out menu for our 40th anniversary celebration 2 Sat away. Now how much are people going to eat that afternoon? One lady is making cupcakes. I’m making 2 batches of scones and breads made by a bakery. Mmmmm! I didn’t know you had 2 children in college! Wow! I’m sure they enjoy your care pkgs. My mom sent me pkgs when I was in the Air Force and I enjoyed the treats she made. Have a good week!


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