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Menu Plan Monday, April 8th

Making a menu plan for the week can stop the “What’s for dinner tonight?” question each night. Instead with a meal plan you’ll know what you’re making and won’t resort to eating out. Which can save you money.

Need a few ideas? Take a peek at what’s cooking at our house….

Menu plan with recipe links



This week our menu plan is full of simple meals. 

I like to keep my meals as simple as possible. One reason, I can get dinner together quickly on a busy day.

The second reason, it keeps us from eating out. Which can end up costing so much more than eating at home. This week we’ll be having hamburgers at home. In this article, I talked about the cost difference. I think you’ll be surprised at how much you can save. I know I was. 

I’m making pizza pockets this week. It’s one of my most popular recipe posts, and they are so good. If you haven’t tried them yet, what are you waiting for?

I just realized we’ll be having three chicken dishes all with an asian flare. We do love them. Not only for the flavor but also for the how easy they are to make. I really need to share those two recipes.


Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week


Making hamburger at home not only saves money but they taste so much better too.

Hamburgers and Baked Fries

Tuna Patties, Rice, Vegetables, and Homemade Tartar Sauce

Easy Sesame Chicken, Rice, and Stir Fry Veggies 

Soft and Crisp Tacos, Refried Beans, Salsa and Chips

Thai Thighs, Rice, and Stir Fry Veggies

Pizza Pockets and Salad

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry and Rice


Leftover most days

Beef Noodles, Salad, and Fruit

Tortilla Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit



Don't buy freezer waffles from the store. Make this light and fluffy waffle recipe at home. All you need is a waffle iron and this recipe.

Toast, Eggs and Oatmeal

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

Waffles, Sausage, and Eggs

What’s on your menu for this week?

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10 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, April 8th”

  1. Hi Shelly!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog for a good while now and still really enjoy it. I think my favorite part is your menu plan, I look forward to it every week:)


  2. Your yummy looking hamburger is making me hungry! I’ve got to put that on my menu next week. This week, we’re having a baked potato bar (so easy on busy nights, as long as I get the potatoes baked early), and oven fajitas (so much easier than doing them on top of the stove!).

    Hope you have a great week!

  3. I made a recipe last night that I will make again, but cut in half for us.

    Hamburger casserole

    1 lb. Hamburger, 6 stalks of celery diced, 1 medium onion diced, 1 cup uncooked rice, 1 can mushroom soup, 2cups of water, 1/4 cup soy sauce.
    Cook hamburger, celery, and onion together. Then mix in water, soup, and soy sauce. Add rice then stir and move to a 9×13 baking dish and cook for 45 min. to 1 hour at 350 degrees. It was really good with green beans and salad. Tonight we will have it again with green beans and fried squash.

  4. Your menu looks scrumptious and it’s so nice to see someone using leftovers as an option for lunches.

    I do a loose two-week meal plan and prep for the next day’s meal each evening.

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