Menu Plan Monday – Quick And Simple

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(Photo Source: flickr – jslander)

When I planned the menu for the family this week, I had to do so with a different cook in mind. Mr Infrastructure and I are doing something of a role swap this week. The aim of this for me to do some long term planning, complete the preseason for the 30 Day Challenge and work on documenting all my recipes.

Monday: Pumpkin Soup

Baking: White Chocolate Chip Cookies
(I will still do the baking – I think I can only push it so far!)

Tuesday: Chicken Stir Fry With Seasonal Vegetables

Wednesday: Baked Penne With Bacon

Thursday: Tacos

Friday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables
(The chicken will be bought cooked, but the veggies cooked at home.)

Saturday: Picklebums Easy Beef and Vegie Triangles
(Using left over meat from the tacos.)

Sunday: Pasta with Chicken and Spinach

Again, I have included the shopping list for this week’s menu plan as an excel file. The below paragraphs explain what is in the attached excel file below.

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It contains three separate spreadsheets. The first is named “Complete Grocery’ and it lists by supermarket aisle all the ingredients that are needed to cook the family meals for this week.

The second spreadsheet is named “Ingredient By Meal’ and it lists the ingredients that are required for the family by each individual meal this week. I have also left on the aisle and aisle subsection in this spreadsheet for reference, but if you want to print that out you will need to alter the print area.

The third spreadsheet is named “Menu Plan” and is a modified version of the menu plan that I print and place on the fridge. I have a notes section, that I like to populate with any activities that are likely to impact the evening meal routine.

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For more menu planning ideas head on over to Laura’s place at “I’m an Organizing Junkie“.


  1. says

    I love how you add your shopping list to the post. that’s a good idea. the pic looks wonderful, makes me what a bite right now! sounds like you have a busy week ahead and awesome your husband is helping cook. mine is afraid of the kitchen but we are working on that…….slowly!

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  2. says

    Yummy!! That looks great. I think I am going to have try those white chocolate chip cookies. Thanks for the comment. Great blog.

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  3. says

    Great menu plan! I tried your mexibake tonight, I added some tortillas and cheese under the rice and on top of the meat, and a layer of baby spinach too. It was delicious! I think it will freeze great without the sour cream, which can just be added in after. I like your chicken and pasta – I might make a batch and freeze the sauce, which would make for a super easy dinner!

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  4. says

    What a wonderful idea to add your shopping list. The Pasta w/Chicken & Spinach sounds delicious, will definetely be saving to my recipes to try sometime. Thanks for the recipes!

  5. says

    Wow! Your menus and shopping are so organized! I have a new goal :) I love white chocolate chip cookies! and pasta with spinach sounds so yummy…even at 8:40 in the morning..teehee! :)