Menu Plan Monday {10/10/11}

posted by Andrea | 10/10/2011

I talk a lot about  meal planning here at Simple Organized Living, mainly because I know first-hand how much it helps ME to simplify and organize our weekly dinner time routine and plan my weekly shopping trips.

I also know how much money {and calories} it saves us since we rarely ever give-in to fast food, takeout, junk food, or expensive restaurants.

If you don’t currently have a method for meal planning, feel free to follow our weekly menu {below}, and make sure to check out some of my free meal planning resources at the bottom of this post!

{stuffed French toast – Wednesday’s dinner}

Menu Plan Monday {10/10/11}


Monday — Crunchy Taco Casserole {w/ chips, salsa, and salad}

Tuesday — Chili {w/ baked potatoes and beer bread}

I’m making a double batch so we’ll have plenty for the freezer. And it is the BEST chili recipe I’ve ever come up with… so I’ll most definitely be sharing it with you in the coming weeks! 

Wednesday Stuffed French Toast {w/ fresh fruit and eggs}

Thursday — Chicken Parmesan {w/ pasta, green beans, and garlic bread}

I use this recipe and then put each piece of chicken on top of a bed of pasta, then top with my simple pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Friday — Leftovers

Saturday — Enchiladas — from the freezer

Sunday — Sweet and Sour Pork {w/ scalloped potatoes, steamed veggies, fruit, and rolls}


Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Puffs

Ice cream

Any of the sweet snack options below


Rice Chex Bars

Granola Bars { I made a double batch with dried cherries, chocolate chips, and almonds}

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Chips and pretzels

Crackers and cheese


Organic Fruit Leather


Popsicle — my new craving lately!

More Meal Planning Resources:

  • Check out my entire Recipe Box for lots of simple, delicious meal ideas

What are you eating this week? Any new recipes?


Here are a bunch of my meal plans from past weeks.

Visit my virtual recipe box for more simple, delicious, family friendly, recipes!


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  1. Nicole Church


    I have yet to find a chili recipe that everyone in our house likes. I’m looking forward to trying your chili recipe soon. I’ll watch for you to post it:)



  2. Deni


    You are still doing great with your grocery budget, and yes the prices are certainly going up! Your meal planning posts have helped me so much to plan my week and knowing “what’s for dinner”. It makes everything go so much smoother. I have started a meal planning notebook with alot of your recipes that I can go to for ideas. Thanks so much for all you do!
    P.S. You should try Edy’s Fruit Bars – Creamy Coconut is our favorite!


    Andrea Reply:

    Deni — the Edy’s Fruit Bars are my favorite too!! However, I’m not really a coconut person — I get strawberry and raspberry… YUM!


  3. The Gentle Mom


    The French toast casserole looks amazing. I think I need to try it!


  4. Catie


    Thank you for this! I really need to get a handle on menu planning. It seems I can never find time to do it! I just need to MAKE time! 🙂 I’m going to try your enchilada recipe–and thanks so much for the “how-to” on storing it in the freezer! LOVE THIS BLOG! 🙂


    Andrea Reply:

    you are very welcome — and yes, definitely make a double batch and put it in the freezer — these freeze SO well!