Our Menu (Week of September 16, 2012)

This isn’t a picture of today’s session, but this is what a typical meal planning session looks like. ๐Ÿ™‚

I did a fairly good job sticking to our menu plan last week and it certainly made my life easier.ย  It’s been so darn hot here that I’m reluctant to use the oven much, but I need to get my autumn spirit going so I’m doing a bit of baking this week–hopefully, the weather cooperates.ย  I don’t have links (yet!) to recipes listed in the menu below, but I will share some recipes this week.ย  Have a great week!


Note: I often eat a different breakfast than the ones I feed my family.ย  For example, lately I eat a bit of Greek yogurt with fresh berries, peaches, ground flaxseed, wheat germ, almond milk, and a few other ingredients.ย  It fills me up and is incredibly nutritious.ย  Just thought I’d share!

  • French toast (with Italian bread), bananas &ย  peaches fruit salad, o.j.
  • Apple cinnamon pull-apart loaf, raspberries, hot cider (didn’t get to this last week)
  • Multi-grain cereal, raspberries, o.j.
  • Ham/turkey, avocado, egg on homemade English muffin bread
  • Breakfast hashbrown minis, fruit salad
  • English muffin tomato & egg toasts, berries
  • Oatmeal with dried cherries, smoothies


  • Cucumber turkey wraps, apple slices
  • Tea sandwiches, cheese, strawberries, mini muffins
  • Tomato basil soup, cornbread
  • Snacky lunch (Munchie’s choices)
  • Chicken rice rolls w/dip, peaches & berries
  • Leftovers plus fruit x 2


  • Shredded beef and bean burritos, cilantro avocado & tomato relish, chips and salsa
  • Potato soup, salad, garlic bread
  • Chicken Caesar sandwiches, veggie couscous, melon
  • Asian beef, sautรฉed spinach, broccoli, rice
  • Beef flying saucers, corn salad, melon
  • Mini pot pies, salad
  • Leftovers Night

Snacks, Desserts, & Fun Extras

  • Fruits & raw veggies
  • Fall baking

Freezer Cooking & DIY Session:ย  I don’t do a traditional once-a-month session, but generally choose 2 or 3 recipes.ย 

*No freezer cooking session this week.ย  I’ll get back to it in cooler weather.

What’s going down in your kitchen this week?ย  If you have a menu plan on your blog, leave a link! ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. I have to ask what Beef Flying Saucers are! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Jamie! It’s kind of a tostada type dish popular in our area at Mexican restaurants. You fry up a tortilla till it puffs up and then top it with all kinds of things including, in our case, shredded beef. My husband loves them so I try to make them a little healthier at home ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I love your lunch menu. Seriously tea sandwiches and muffins, I’m coming over for lunch.

    We get to have friends visit this week so the house will be full! I’m looking forward to making yummy food and good times! Oh and some of the challenges from Money Saving Moms freezer cooking is on my agenda! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heres our menu this week :

    • ๐Ÿ™‚ We are having a little tea party for lunch this week so we had to have tea sandwiches and mini foods! Your week with friends sounds so fun! I can’t wait to check out your menu, Tabitha!

  3. Love your menu! You always have such great lunch and breakfast ideas! I often steal them when trying to come up with stuff for my own lunches โ˜บ.

    I am curious, what is a Beef Flying Saucer? It sounds very interesting! Also, Asian beef sounds delicious!

    Have a great week!

    • Hi Angela! I replied to Jamie’s comment just now about the flying saucer…kind of a glorified amped up tostada ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m so glad you get a couple ideas from my menus! Have a great week!

  4. savelivelove says:

    Great menu! I’d love to have the recipe for the Apple cinnamon pull-apart loaf if you have it or a link to it. Sounds like it would be delicious with a cup of coffee on an autumn morning. Oh, I think I use the same menu planning sheets. Are they from MSM? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi there! I will share the recipe this week for sure! ๐Ÿ™‚ And those ARE from MSM. I just love her simple sheets. They keep me on track and some weeks I feel lost when I fail to use them. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Potato soup! One of the things I love so much about Autumn is having free reign to cook all those warm comfort foods — like soup! And chili. And stew…

  6. Some of those recipes look really good. Hope your day is going well!

  7. Yum, potato soup sounds so good right now (it’s rainy and dreary here today). I’m still trying to stick to my dumb diet, so nothing very good for us this week. Well, tomorrow we get to have hamburgers for dinner, so I guess that’s the highlight of my week ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hamburgers sound great to me! Are you eliminating foods in your diet, just cutting back, tell me more ๐Ÿ™‚ I shouldn’t be eating any comfort food—yet I am. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll also take your rainy day please!

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