Menu Plan Monday {10/31/11}

posted by Andrea | 10/31/2011

I think I’m officially “nesting” because our fridge, freezer, and pantry are all stuffed full of delicious foods and I still have a mile-long list of recipes I want to try!

Plus, I’ve been getting a bunch of great recipe submissions from readers, and all of them sound simply divine… so stay tuned for many more simple, delicious recipes coming in the next few months!

I also finished ALL my canning for the season this past weekend… and this was one thing I REALLY wanted to finish before the baby arrived.

{simple chicken fajitas from the freezer}

We have a jam-packed schedule this week and our quick, simple dinner menu definitely reflects that… but I figure I’m allowed an easy week since I am 8 1/2 months pregnant 🙂

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!

Menu Plan Monday {10/31/11}


Monday — Chicken lasagna, salad, cheesy garlic toast

Tuesday — Chicken fajitas from the freezer {I’ll be gone ALL day and need something quick}

Wednesday — We’re going to my sister’s volleyball game and having a potluck afterward

Thursday — Smoked sausage and fried potatoes {not the healthiest meal, but we LOVE it!}

Friday — Omelettes, pancakes, and fruit

Saturday — Grilled cheese and tomato soup

Sunday — Roasted chicken, rice, and steamed vegetables


Ice cream

Any of the sweet snack options below


Granola Bars 

Candy Corn/Peanut Mix — my favorite fall treat!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mufins

Rice Chex Bars

Chips and pretzels

Jell-O and Pudding

Crackers and cheese


Organic Fruit Leather

Fresh and dried fruit


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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  2. Elizabeth


    I love candy corn and peanuts, especially the Caramel Apple Candy Corn with Peanuts, yummy!!!


  3. Thrifty Mom in Boise


    We started out our week with homemade chinese food last night, tacos tonight and stroganoff tomorrow. Spanish rice, BLT sandwiches and lasagna will round out the week. We’ll have lots of great leftovers for lunches. I love having a plan in place. Your plan sounds yummy too.


    Andrea Reply:

    yum… your menu sounds delicious!!


  4. Abby


    Don’t feel guilty about the smoked sausage and fried potatoes! It is a staple at our house and we love it too! 🙂