Our Menu (Week of April 15, 2012)

 My menu-planning and to-do list review session this morning.  I gather up a hot beverage and my to-do lists;  I enjoy this weekly cozytime “task.”

 I’m using a whole chicken in 3 different meals this week.  My attempt to a) not waste ingredients/food and b) fill our menu with yummy meals without overspending (which I am guilty of doing at the grocery store.  I love grocery shopping just as much as clothes shopping). 

Here’s what’s on our menu this week:


  • Pumpkin muffins, tangerines
  • Blueberry lemon pancakes, bananas, o.j.
  • Oatmeal w/wheat bran & dried cherries, fruit
  • Ranch House burritos (Gooseberry Patch recipe), o.j.
  • Berry smoothies, toast strips
  • Cereal, fruit
  • Overnight French toast, Green monster smoothies


  • Leftovers x 2 plus fruit
  • Chicken salad sandwiches, fruit
  • P.b and jelly, fruit, milk
  • Veggie pasta salad, honey cornbread
  • Zucchini fritters (trying a new Gooseberry Patch fritter recipe), fruit salad
  • Quesadillas, apple & pear slices


  • Leftovers Night
  • Baked chicken, savory orzo (a new Gooseberry Patch recipe), broccoli
  • Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots and crookneck squash
  • Blushing penne, simple salad, asparagus, easy rolls
  • Southern pork barbeque (another one from Gooseberry Patch; I gotta test them out 🙂 ), honey cornbread, veggie
  • Chicken roll-ups, salad, asparagus
  • Leftovers Upcycle Night :)–Creating something new with leftovers


  • Fruit
  • Veggies, crackers, & dip
  • Yogurt

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

  • Creamy chicken with mushrooms
  • Beef dish (undecided)
  • Casserole (undecided, but will include chicken)

What’s on your menu this week?  Please feel free to link up to your menu as well!

14 thoughts on “Our Menu (Week of April 15, 2012)

  1. My breakfast this morning was oatmeal mush half an overripe banana (an anti cancer doc on martha said riper better I prefer them hard of course) and fresh oj….ok Im trying yesterday I had an egg bacon and cheese biscuit:-)

    1. ha! Ugh…I don’t like bananas. It may be the one fruit/veg I don’t enjoy and yet eat all the time. Lise and T put bananas in their oatmeal, too. I have to eat it quickly when I wake up delirious before I realize it is a banana 🙂

  2. Miz Danielle!! I love your website…can’t wait til I can actually make some of these things happen! The photos, descriptions, playfulness is fun to chillax with :))) MW

  3. It’s great that you incorporate leftovers in your lunch and dinner plan. I know all of us have that and sometimes, when we get too excited to try lots of recipes, we forget these leftovers until we can’t eat them anymore. LOL.

    1. Thanks! My husband is a fan of leftovers and they’re so easy to feed the little one for lunch so why not, right? If I don’t write it down, I sometimes keep shoving them farther and farther back into the fridge…wasteful and inefficient on my part!

  4. Just found your blog, love it! Where did you get the seven-day meal planner form? Also where do you get most of your recipes? They all sound so good!

    1. Thank you, Lori and welcome! 🙂 I use various planners, but the one pictured is from moneysavingmom–love her. Most of my recipes are my own/from my mom, etc. though more and more are adaptations from recipes I find from my dozens of my cookbooks and online. I love reading and discovering new recipes!

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