Menu Plan Monday

Summer is here and I couldn't be happier! I tend to let things slide in the summer and that includes dinner time. We usually eat later during the summer since the days are so much longer. This year however, I am determined NOT to eat dinner past 7:00 pm. I like to have my free time in the evenings and that means the kids still need to go to bed at a decent hour.

8:30 during school and no later than 9:30 during the summer, although it's usually a LOT sooner than that. I like to keep things as normal as possible. I'm not one of those parents that lets their kids stay up super late on the weekends and summer vacation. I would go crazy! With Chris being gone so much, the only break I get is when they are sleeping so I LOVE night time. Don't get me wrong, I love my kids!!! But I do enjoy a little alone time too. It's only natural.

For this reason I will be starting back up with my menu planning. It's such a big help to me.
Monday - Beans (slow cooker) and rice with rolls or cornbread

Tuesday - Pot roast, baked potatoes, green beans, leftover rolls

Wednesday - Creamed chicken (double batch) over rice, broccoli

Thursday - Homemade hamburger helper, green beans or salad

Friday - Chicken shepherds pie, sauteed spinach, bread

Saturday - Homemade pizza

Sunday - Pigs in a blanket, sandwiches or leftovers

So there ya have it. Nothing special but hopefully will keep us on schedule this week. Looking for more ideas? Check out for LOTS of other menu ideas.

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Amy @ Finer Things said...

I hear ya on those long summer days! Need to make myself a batch of pigs in a blanket this week, along with some other "convenience" foods. Finding very little time for food prep lately, and active (swimming, baseball, etc.) kids are hungry all. the. time!

Casey said...

Oh honey my kids love them and so do I. The best recipe, hands down, for pigs in a blanket.

My kids are like little cows lately, just grazing... never getting full, wanting to eat all the time. It's nice to keep things like this on hand to combat the fast food urge.