Menu Plan Monday……

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Menu Planning September 14th – 28th

Sunday – Honey Roasted Pork Loin (Bake 375 – 60 mins) – Pasta – Veggie **GOOD ADD TO WEBSITE**


Monday -Dad’s Choice (AKA McDonald’s)

Tuesday –  Speedy Taco Soup (10/14) – (Simmer 15 mins)**GOOD ADD TO WEBSITE**

Wednesday –      Hot Dogs & Macaroni and Cheese– MADE

Thursday –        Pork Chops with Famous Dave Sauce – Steak Fries – Beans– MADE

Friday –     Steak Sandwich **GOOD ADD TO WEBSITE**Artichoke Dip and Chips  – (Bake 30 mins)– MADE

Saturday – Chicken and Rice Casserole – (Crock 6-7 on low) – Vegetable

Chicken and Rice Casserole

1 cup long grain rice, uncooked
3 cups water
2 tsp chicken bouillon granules (or 3 low sodium cubes)
10 ¾ ounce cream of chicken soup (I like fat free)
2 cups cooked chopped chicken
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp onion salt
1 cup grated low fat cheddar
16 ounce bag frozen broccoli (sometimes I use fresh)

Combine all ingredients except broccoli in slow cooker. One hour before end of cooking time, stir in broccoli. Cook for a total of 3-4 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

Sunday –    CROCK POT ROTISSERIE CHICKEN (4-6 hours) – Rice – Vegetable – MADE


Monday – Dad’s Choice – MADE

Tuesday – Scalloped Potatoes and Ham – MADE

Wednesday –     Chicken Breasts – Parmesan Noodles – Vegetable

Thursday – Goulash

1 lb ground beef
½ green bell pepper chopped
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 can tomato soup
1 can water
1 cup cheese
½ cup rice or elbow macaroni

Brown beef and drain the fat. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste. Add soup, water and soy sauce. Put lid on a simmer for 20 minutes. Then add a little more water and either rice or macaroni. Simmer with lid for 15 minutes, stir. Add cheese to the top. Take off stove and keep lid on until cheese melts. Serve with bread and vegetables. Serves 4.

Friday – Fish Fillet Sandwiches – Chips

Saturday – Favorite Meatloaf– Mashed Potatoes – Veggie

Sunday (Grocery Day) – Baby Back Ribs – Macaroni Salad – Vegetable

The ribs are very easy to do– just place boneless country spare ribs in the crockpot with salt and pepper (no liquid) and cook on low all day. Then, about an hour before you want to eat, drain all the fat and liquid out of the crockpot, and add in your favorite BBQ sauce. (We like a store brand thick and spicy sauce.) Simmer another hour on low, then enjoy!

Macaroni Salad -(no real recipe – I just throw it together)

2 cups Elbow Macaroni, cooked
Thawed Peas to your liking
1/2 cup or so Cheddar Cheese Cubed
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup mayo (approximately)

Combine the first 5 ingredients into a large bowl.  Stir in enough mayo to coat.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cover and chill until ready to serve.







Check out my post on my steps to meal planning.  I used to spend over 150.00 on grocery a week.  I am well below that and my family is eating better as I count less on convenience food.  If you haven’t tried planning meals….give it a try.  You don’t need to plan new or exciting meals, simple plan what you will make based or your family’s normal meals.  


I just went grocery shopping this weekend and as from my post about the shopping trip you can see I still have some room to improve my shopping.  It is hard….especially if I go shopping even the least bit hungry. 


Good Luck!!


One thought on “Menu Plan Monday……

  1. I like doing pantry challenges too, makes you more creative! 😉   Thanks for posting that crockpot chicken rice casserole, I’m going to try that one day this week.  looks good!

    Blessings! 🙂

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