Menu Plan Monday 1/31 – 2/06

Hi everyone!

It’s time to plan our menus for the upcoming week. Making a weekly menu does not mean that you will be following it exactly. It is just another tool to help you save time, money and stress.

I really try to plan my menu from my pantry. Meaning, I build around what I already have and then buy the few things I still need.


Lemon and Dill Baked Fish

Roasted Herbed Potatoes

Cole Slaw

Vanilla pudding & Fruit Parfaits


Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Rice Pilaf

Asian Salad

Pears, Raisins and Walnuts

(use canned pears and juice, cut into bite size chunks, add raisins and walnuts. refrigerate for at least an hour before serving)


Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara


Jello with Fruit


Ham and Egg Strata

Fresh Veggies



Restaurant Night:

TGI Friday’s Nine Layer DipYield: 12 servings.
2 strips lean bacon

1 16 0z Can Refried Beans

Plain 1/2 C. Sour Cream

1/2 tsp. Taco Seasoning

3/4 C. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

3/4 C. Guacamole (Frozen or Prepared is Fine)

1/3 C. Diced Tomatoes (about 1 Romano Tomato)

1 Tbsp. Fresh Cilantro Chopped Finely

2 Tbsp. Sliced Black Olives

2 Tbsp. Finely Sliced Green Onions

Fry diced bacon until done, add refried beans and cook slowly and stirrer frequently until the bacon and bacon drippings are mixed through about 15 minutes, remove from heat. Mix taco seasoning with sour cream and set aside.To built 9 layer dip place ingredients in this order.Place refried beans on serving platter spread out to 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick.1/2 C. shredded cheese1/2 C. prepared sour cream3/4 C. guacamolediced tomatoesdiced cilantroblack olivessliced green onion1/4 C. cheese for garnish

I am going to serve this with baked potatoes to turn it into a meal.




Clean Out Refrigerator Night

Turn all your little dabs of this and that and leftovers into a buffet style meal.


Eat Out (YIPPEE!)

My recipe for the week will be the Ground Beef and Mushroom Carbonara which I will post of Friday.

For more ideas for dinner check out: Menu Plan Monday


  1. I had a menu planned for last week and even though I got sick two of the meals got prepared. I need to make one for this week. It never ends does it?? hugs, Linda

  2. Sounds like a great menu for the week. And I like the plan for Sunday too.

  3. I never make menus, I never cook! :)
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  4. test comment, delete if you'd like! :)

  5. Great idea to use the 9 layer dip as the basis for dinner. I am going to give this a try but omit the bacon. Thanks.

  6. Love this dip recipe and if I leave the bacon off my veg head daughter can eat it too ;)
    Joy at Books and Life

  7. back to blogging can i invite myself to your home for dinner? rose

  8. I am coming to your house to eat! This was wonderful! I need to know how to do this! lol For I now have a store/cafe with a tea room coming later this summer.

  9. I need to do this, I plan my meals and side dishes but not as wonderfully as you right down to the day. I'm with Lady Katherine above...I'm coming to your house to eat!!! YUM!!!


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