Simple Menu This Week

We’ve got a birthday happening this week. William is turning 15! With everyone’s oddball work schedules, church events, and just regular old life, we’re celebrating off and on for more than a week. We’ll take him out for the traditional restaurant birthday dinner on Saturday, celebrate with extended family Sunday evening, and he’s partying with friends the following weekend.

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With all that’s going on, I put together a very simple menu plan, planning just for breakfast and dinner. There will be too much coming and going all week, and too many days when only one or two of us will be here for lunch, to plan lunches. There are plenty of lunch-making ingredients on hand for everyone to just make his own lunch when he’s hungry.

That said, here’s my simple and easy menu for this week.

Breakfast – waffles
Dinner – Porcupine Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Green Salad

Breakfast – cereal
Dinner – Pork Sirloin Tip Roast with Spicy Honey Glaze (Recipe from this cookbook) Spanish Rice, Mixed Veggies (carried over from last week’s menu)

Breakfast – Toast (Orange Oatmeal Bread from the machine), Scrambled Eggs Supreme
Dinner – Tuna Fettuccine (recipe from this cookbook), Green Beans

Breakfast – Hot Cereal (maybe rolled five-grain)
Dinner – Chicken, Bacon & Cheese Burritos

Breakfast – Pancakes
Dinner – Spaghetti, French Bread, Green Salad

Breakfast – Cereal
Dinner – Out for Will’s birthday

Breakfast – Blueberry Streusel Muffins (already baked and in my freezer)
Dinner – Out after church

BAKING: (treats for when the grandkids visit, or just for the family at home during the week)
Oatmeal Cookies
Lemon Poppy Seed Scones


Need help menu planning? Not sure where to start? My Menu Planning Series will help!


I’m joining Laura for this week’s Menu Plan Monday.


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2 comments to Simple Menu This Week

  • Elizabeth Quigley

    Hi Cheyl,
    Will is 15?? How did that happen??? He grew up way too fast. Happy Birthday will.
    I love seeing your menus. Please send me your address. I was cleaning out for the move and I found something that I want to send you. 🙂