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Menu Challenge Monday – September 23

Yes, it’s always a challenge for me. I intend to cook as much as possible for my family but there are always things that get in the way: lately I’ve been too tired, not feeling well or my work schedule has interfered. I really do so much better at sticking to my goal of cooking when I have meals planned out. SO…I have brought back my Menu Challenge Monday feature and I’ll be working super hard to stick with it!

Last week: It didn’t turn out as planned. Here’s what was planned and what happened:

Monday: Chili (leftover from yesterday) – This happened. 😉

Tuesday: Crockpot Beef and Noodles with a side of corn. – This happened, too! 🙂

Wednesday: left overs from Tuesday (Wed is my late night at work so I planned a meal Tuesday that would have enough for two days…I may be doing this often but at least it’s two meals AT HOME!! :) ) – this did not happen. We did not have enough for left overs. I had one serving left over that I ate for lunch Wednesday. Bad planning on my part had us eating out this night.

Thursday: Taco Casserole – This didn’t happen because of an incident I had early in the week (read about that in my pregnancy journal later today!) that had me scared to eat anything that might affect acid reflux. Instead, I made the chicken salad sandwiches with man n cheese earlier than planned.

Friday: Left overs again…Taco Casserole – We did have chicken salad sandwiches as left overs, not taco casserole.

Saturday: Chicken salad on wheat toast with a side of mac n cheese and fruit. We ate out this day, too. TERRIBLE WEEK.

Sunday: Chicken and Stuffing Casserole with a side of broccoli. – We took the kids to see The Wiggles and ate out afterwards. When making this menu plan I forgot that we wouldn’t be home this day. #Fail

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I shop for groceries two weeks at a time so I am feeling pretty confident that I have everything to make this menu stick since I shopped last week! I am hoping I can eat the lasagna without any bad side effects. Let’s hope I can do better this week!

Here’s the plan:

Monday: Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

Tuesday: Chicken and Stuffing Casserole (left overs)

Wednesday: Lasagna with Zucchini

Thursday: left over Lasagna from Wednesday night

Friday: Kielbasa, Sauerkraut and Mashed Potatoes

Saturday: This will be our eat out day.

Sunday: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

Do you have any special meals you are planning this week? Do you do a weekly meal plan? Is it easy for you to stick to it?

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  1. I planned for the whole month of September for the first time. At the beginning of the month I found some meat on sale, and then we were having company during the month, so I put the meals I wanted to do for company and then spread out my meat meals and filled in with my bean/no meat meals. I really liked just getting them all out and not having to think about it for the rest of the month too much. I also have a little menu clip board on my kitchen wall that helps me know what is coming up that week. Hopefully I’ll be able to do this for October too!
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    • Nice!!! I try to plan two weeks at a time although I post weekly but sometimes it is very challenging! That’s awesome you do a month at a time! 🙂

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