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Menu Plan Monday, Family Favorites Week

Struggling with 

What to Cook for Dinner?

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It’s Monday and time to decide what’s going to be on the menu plan this week. I save quite a bit of money by planning my menu each week and you can too.

Find some meal time inspiration below…

Menu plan with recipe links

My son loves sloppy joes. We had them a week ago or so and now he was asking for them again. So they are on our meal plan for this week.

We’ve had really nice sunny weather but the air is still chilly. Because of that coolness in the air soup sounded good. One of our favorites is the easy to make chicken pot pie soup. My hubby doesn’t like the name but he gobbles it up.

If your family love pizza as much as ours does, the pizza cups recipe is one you need to try. They are easy to assemble and so tasty too. Once you make them, you’ll want to make them again and again. They do freeze well if you have any leftover.

The rest of the week will be easy recipes. We are also having chicken stir fry to use up the vegetables in the crisper drawer. Don’t want to let any of those fresh vegetables go to waste.


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


An easy to make dinner idea if your family loves pizza.

Pizza Cups, Salad, and Fruit

Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Salad, and Fruit

BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Ham, Eggs, Toast, and Hash Browns

Sloppy Joes, Chips, and Salad

Beef and Celery, Egg Noodles, Salad, and Fruit


Chicken Stir Fry and Rice


Leftover most days

Hoagie Roll Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit

Hamburgers and Baked Fries 



I love how easy these cinnamon twist scones are to make. They are as easy to mix up as biscuits, but turn out looking so fancy. Great for breakfast or brunch when company is coming over. They are also a frugal breakfast recipe costing only $.10 each. My family gobbles these up every time I made them.

Toast, Eggs and Oatmeal

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

Cinnamon Twists, Eggs and Sausage

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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Find more menu plan ideas at Org Junkie too.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, Family Favorites Week”

  1. My menu this week:
    Monday: pork steak, mashed potatoes, freezer corn, sauted zucchini/onions
    Tuesday: baked chicken, baked potatoes, spinach, biscuits
    Wednesday: fish, fries, slaw
    Thursday: tator tot casserole, salad
    Friday: leftover tator tot casserole, salad
    Saturday: spaghetti/pasta sauce,garlic bread, salad
    Sunday: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac&cheese, peas
    Menus really help keep my food budget down, because I shop from a list.

  2. Thanks Shelly. We are living on a fixed income, so being frugal is a must. I guess I have always had to be, so it has become second nature. I buy meat for April in March so I have plenty of time to set up menus and if I find a new recipe then I have time to work it in. I have always looked at it as a game and I win when I can feed everyone meals they like, as cheaply as possible. I put a lot of food in the freezer from my garden each summer and fall.

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