Menu plan Monday – looooow maintenance grub

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Easy peasy, Japaneezy. That’s the theme for this week’s menu because my inlaws are still in town, we’re still out of the house sightseeing for much of the day, and heck, I’ve still got a three-month-old.

Photo by hervioletsky

MONDAY: chicken pot pie

TUESDAY: carbonara

WEDNESDAY: stir fry (our Wednesday night staple)

THURSDAY: veggie red beans & rice

FRIDAY: homemade pizza (our Friday night staple)

SATURDAY: chicken broccoli soup

SUNDAY: jambalaya

While we’re on the topic of menus, I thought I’d let my readers know I’ve got something up my sleeve about menu planning. I love to plan our dinner menus one month at a time. But I’m thinking – what about doing an entire season? As in, summer? And then giving you the option of getting in on it with me through… well, this Idea I have. But I don’t want to give it away just yet. Stay tuned.

What’s your family eating this week? Is it simple enough to keep you sane and balanced? I hope so. Check out Organized Junkie for more menu ideas.

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  1. We have a very basic but family friendly meal plan for this week too.

    PlanningQueen’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday – Back to Basics

  2. Yours sounds good, too!

  3. I love your simple menu for the week. Isn’t it wonderful to be able to have easy things to fall back on. I too plan for the month. Planning for a season is an interesting idea though. I don’t know if I’d be able to stick with it for that long, but it’s definitely something to consider. I’ll be back to find out more about your idea.

    Kate’s last blog post..Home Management Binder – Schedule, Chore Charts

  4. Thanks, Kate! Just checked out your last post – I love my home management binder. I’m just about to start a series on here about my different sections. I’ll have to check out what all you do as well.

  5. Chicken Pot Pie sounds soooo good! :-)

    Dawn’s Daily Life’s last blog post..Manic Monday

  6. Ooh, it is, Dawn. It’s a very easy recipe, really, because it’s a pseudo pot pie. There’s no crust, just a biscuit topping. But man, is it good. We have it about twice a month at our home.

  7. That pizza looks so yummy! The whole menu looks great. I really wish I could cut a slice out of that pizza picture. :-)

  8. What a delicious week, thanks for the recipe links!!!


    Org Junkie’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14th

  9. Oops I forgot to leave my comment the first time. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that your menu sounds scrumptious. I am going to bookmark the recipes for future use and am especially looking forward to trying the Carbonara.

  10. @Aruni – I look forward to our pizza night every week, because it’s so easy and it’s guaranteed to be yummy. And I know my kiddo will eat it. :)

    @Org Junkie – You’re welcome. Thanks for hosting!

    @Jen – Carbonara is amazing. You can’t go wrong with it. Let me know if you try it!

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