Menu Planning for April 10, 2016

One more week!  One more week!  By April 19th, we’ll be done with one of our co-ops and our 4-H responsibilities, and we can finally start to breathe a little.

I can’t wait!  And the kids and I all agree that we’re going to guard our time going forward and make sure we’re not this busy ever again.  We survived this semester, but it wasn’t the best one we’ve had.  We were on survival mode most of the time.

So, for our last crazy week, I’m going for a simple menu plan:

Breakfasts are almost some type of meat, roasted carrots, and fruit for me, and rice instead of the carrots for the kids and my husband.


Lunch–Paleo All Meat Veggie Chili
Dinner–fish, broccoli, diced potatoes


Lunch–lunch meat, chips, carrot slices, applesauce
Dinner–Tuscan Lemon Chix (a freezer meal made in December), cauliflower, sweet potatoes


Dinner–Paleo Stuffed Bell Peppers


Lunch–lunch meat, chips, carrot slices, applesauce
Dinner–Roasted Tomato Soup, garlic bread (using GF bread)


Lunch–Quesadillas (using brown rice tortillas and dairy free cheese), refried beans (for the kids; I’ll have something Paleo)
Dinner–Spaghetti with Jamie Oliver sauce & beef, mixed vegetables


Dinner–Hearty Paleo Beef Stew

Whew, it feels good to menu plan again!  What’s on your menu for the week?

For more meal planning ideas, visit Menu Planning Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap.


  1. Try tracking your food spending for a month to figure out what you are spending currently and where that money is going. You may be surprised to see how much you are spending on restaurants or fast food. Or you may see a habit that you hadn’t noticed before like too many trips to a coffee shop or favorite dessert place. Tracking your spending is definitely the first step since it will keep you from guessing as you make a plan

    • Well, we don’t eat fast food and we only got out to eat on someone’s birthday, so our money definitely isn’t going there. It’s all the eating my growing kids do! My son seems to be in a permanent growth spurt phase. 🙂

  2. I fell your pain. I have seven day weeks of schoolwork, plus committed to working a few shifts, weekend activities, and was fool enough to decide to hold a garage sale. I might get to breathe in three more weeks.

    • Ha! We thought about having a garage sale next weekend, and then wisely decided “no”! Good luck on yours and making it through 3 more weeks.

  3. I’m a little jealous that your schedule is getting lighter. Mine just seemed to triple with various spring activities! Glad you could join the GF Menu Swap this week. Have a yummy week.

  4. Dishwasher Required says:

    Glad things are slowing down for you! Some weeks just need simple meals.

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