Menu Planning Monday: My menu for the week of 4/26

I posted a lot of information about my family and how we plan meals in this initial post. I’m in a bit of a meal planning slump right now…I think it’s due to burn out. But, here’s the menu I came up with our family for the week (and I only have to cook five nights this week!)

Sunday – I didn’t have to cook! We had our Dave Ramsey class and my mom’s birthday dinner

MondayLemon chicken – this is from Girlfriends on the Go: A Busy Mom’s Guide to Make Ahead Meals (these are coming out of my freezer)

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tsp dried thyme
3 tsp salt
1 clove garlic
1 cup lemon juice

Mix spices and lemon juice in a bag. Add chicken breasts. Marinate for several hours or overnight. Place in slow cooker for 4-6 hours on low. You can also bake or grill instead.

If freezing, place in a freezer bag. The chicken will marinate while thawing.

TuesdayBeef Burgundy – slow cooker – I found this recipe on the Taste of Home website and I’m excited to try it!

WednesdayChicken lime tacos – I have been wanting to try this recipe since I saw it on Marci’s blog a few weeks ago – I plan to put the chicken and other ingredients in my slow cooker, cook it on low all day, and then shred the meat

ThursdayCountry style pork loin

Katie (Katiedid) from Taste of Home

1 boneless whole pork loin roast (3 pounds)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground mustard
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Hot mashed potatoes, optional

Cut pork roast in half. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, onion powder and mustard. Add pork, one portion at a time, and shake to coat. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil over medium-high heat on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Pour broth over pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until tender. Remove pork and keep warm. For gravy, strain cooking juices and skim fat; pour 2-1/2 cups cooking juices into a large saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice pork; serve with gravy and mashed potatoes if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

*This recipe was SOOOO yummy! Even my kids loved it. It is definitely a keeper at our house!

FridaySalisury steaks (slow cooker)

SaturdayDomino’s Savory Surprises House Party – we get to try out the new Domino’s bread bowl pasta AND I don’t have to cook!


  1. Simply Things Family says:

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  2. Stephanie says:

    Your recipes look really good. WIll you come back and let us know how the freezer meal and slow cooker meal went?

    Also, I just started the coupon/frugal craze and love your site.