Menu Plan Monday: The Overdue Return

I don't think I have planned our menu in over two years. Or somesuch absurd length of time.

Can we still be friends?

I used to plan, really, I did.

But then I fell off the wagon.


I still cooked, occasionally, but we ate out enough to make you blush.

In an effort to be more intentional and better stewards of our money (especially during this season of my husband's unemployment), I am getting back to menu planning. For reals.
photo & recipe via pinterest
Monday: Lemon Chicken and veggies.

Tuesday: Meatloaf and veggies.

Wednesday: Pinto beans & turkey sausage, cornbread.
photo & recipe via pinterest
Thursday: Basil Pesto Chicken and veggies.

Friday: Who am I kidding? We'll probably eat out.

We'll eat leftovers for lunch and/or have a leftover buffet one night (or two). As for veggies, I'll keep it simple with roasted broccoli and zucchini, sauteed spinach or misc. frozen veggies. We're trying to limit  starches/carbs so no mashed potatoes with the meatloaf. Boo.

Okay, I'm off to fire up the Crock-Pot...

Be sure to check out more menus at OrgJunkie.com!

Happy Monday!

What are y'all cooking up this week? Do tell.


  1. The pesto chicken is soooooooo delish!!

  2. we are going super easy and having spaghetti this week! I always make a casserole or big meal on Sundays and we eat on it all week. Now that I'll be home, I'll probably still do the same thing, only make it on Mondays!

  3. You've inspired me to start posting my menus again. Try faux-tatoes instead of potatoes; made with purred cauliflower & divine!

  4. I'm horrible at consistenly menu planning! I do great for a few weeks, then bomb :( I think its partly because one week my kids will eat something great, then the next week turn up their nose! The pesto chicken looks delish! :) I've gotten a lot of recipes from Our Best Bites, I don't think there has been one that we've not liked. With the exception of my 4yo that has become a vegitarian..killing me! haha
    Loved your Sat morning post, made me smile :)
    Going to check out Orgjunkie, thanks for sharing!

  5. Good for you for getting back on the wagon. I have not planned our menu this week. Guess I better get on that.

    You must make the grilled balsamic pork tenderloin that I know you have seen on Pinterest. It is so absurdly easy and so absurdly good. Everyone in my family loved it.


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