The weeks are flying by, aren’t they? Spring has finally arrived in California’s big valley. Watering and irrigating schedules are back in full swing, the pool is uncovered and being readied for the summer, and the yard work is intensified. And I’ve still got that project in the works. Busy? Yes. Joyful? You bet!

      Menu planning was made for times like these, but I love knowing what a valuable tool it is in the not-so-busy seasons of life, too. We had some carry overs from last week’s menu. Aaron bought pizza for the family one evening. Friday evening no one was really hungry so we just made sandwiches (or had cereal!) and called it good. I’ve brought those two night’s menus forward to this week. I’ve not planned lunches for this week. Dani’s our “lunch lady” and I’m going to let her wing it this week.


SUNDAY (Mother’s Day)
     Breakfast: Blueberry Coffeecake
     Lunch: Chicken Salad, a huge platter of Dipped Gingersnaps to share with everyone after church
     Dinner: We’re meeting Corin and her family for dinner out in the evening

     Breakfast: Copper’s Monday Morning Waffles
     Lunch: Dani’s Choice
     Dinner: Fast Food on the way out of town for the Jon Troast Concert

     Breakfast: Cereal
     Lunch: Dani’s Choice
     Dinner: Tuesday Night is Taco Night

     Breakfast: French Toast
     Lunch: Dani’s Choice
     Dinner: Meatloaf Ooo La La, Roasted Potatoes, Italian Vegetables (The meatloaf recipe is from Circle of Friends Cookbook – 25 Meatloaf Recipes)

     Breakfast: Oatmeal
     Lunch: Dani’s Choice
     Dinner: Beef Empanadas, Spanish Rice, Green Salad (The recipe for the Empanadas is from The Six O’Clock Scramble to the Rescue)

     Breakfast: Pancakes
     Lunch: Dani and are in town for the Fortnightly Marketing Peregrination, the boys are on their own
     Dinner: Deli Sub Sandwich from the grocery store

     Breakfast: Cereal
     Lunch: Dani’s Choice
     Dinner: Nachos – Our Saturday Evening Tradition

Be sure to head over to Laura’s blog to see hundreds of great menus at Menu Plan Monday!

What’s on the menu at your house this week?

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27 

Eight (8) days!




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6 comments to Menu

  • I was going to email and say Hey, I miss ya!  But I came here first and I will just say See you later!!  We’ll be at the Troast concert too!!  Oh, and, YUM!  your week looks delish!

  • Menu looks yummy as always.  Empanadas are an interesting choice and one I am going to consider for my menu in the near future.  Have a blessed week. 

  • @heykristigirl – I can’t wait to see you this evening! I’ve missed you and those fabulous kids of yours.

  • @buana – I’ve not made this recipe for Empanadas before. Everything else from that cookbook has been great, though. I plan to post a fairly thorough review of the cookbook soon. 

  • I stocked up on meat for our freezer – but fear I’ve lost my enthusiasm this week for menu planning. sigh. I’ll sleep on it and hopefully come up with a plan for the rest of this week. We’re having spaghetti tonight 🙂

  • @fourkidsonemom – Spaghetti is a good place to start! Menu planning is a tool to make life easier for you. If it becomes more of a burden than a tool, then maybe this is a season when menu planning isn’t the best choice. Let me know if you just need some help or direction for menu planning, though, I’ve got some great resources I can share.