Menu Monday!


Hey hey!  I’m looking forward to this week. Basically because there aren’t major appointments!  I love looking at the calendar and seeing nothing on the schedule.  Lovely!  It’s a chance to catch up with some things.

Hope you had a nice weekend!  We were pretty busy.  I was sick all day Friday (bummer), but recovered completely by Saturday.  Saturday we had church, a birthday brunch, and then a 1 year old birthday part in the afternoon.  We were pretty pooped.  Sunday was fairly quiet.  Hubby was working on a presentation all day, and I caught up on some housework that I would have done on Friday.

This week’s menu cracks me up!  It’s basically a repeat of last week 🙂  We had dinner at a friend’s house on Thursday, I was sick on Friday (no one would want to eat what I cooked!), and I planned on cooking dinner Saturday (silly me!), so we had several meals that I had ingredients for already.  So why not?  It’s also my turn to host my good friends and their sweet babies for our weekly play date/lunch gettogether, and I just have to make that Kale, Black Bean & Avocado Burrito bowl again.  It was SO GOOD!!

For more information on how I menu plan, look at this.  

Tomato Pesto Pasta
(My own recipe, but adapted from an old Cook’s Illustrated)

Vegetarian Meatballs and Wild Rice
(My MIL’s recipe – our favorite comfort food!)

Mexican Scrambled Eggs with Tortillas and Smoked Cheese
(From Fields of Greens, pg. 292)

Kale, Black Bean & Avocado Burrito Bowl
(From – Making this for our play date and eating leftovers for dinner)

(Our version of build-your-own taco salad)

Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchiladas
(Adapted from this recipe found on Pinterest)

Mexican Pizza with Salsa Roja & Cilantro Pesto
(From Fields of Greens, pg. 180; this recipe makes a double batch of the sauce,
so making the pizza a second time is pretty easy! Plus, it uses that smoked cheese.)

*Grocery store this week: Trader Joe’s

17 thoughts on “Menu Monday!

    • It is so hard! It’s the one task each week I feel like I have to do, but hate it the most… that’s why I’m trying to make 10 spring/summer menus, then I can just reuse them… that’s the plan, anyway!


  1. I’m a fly by the seat of my pants cook. I wish I could be more organized like you! Thanks for sharing your yummy menu plan for the week! I’d love to invite myself over for dinner! 🙂


  2. I am always hungry when I read this post so everything sounds so good. I need to learn to eat first… All sound extremely yummy


    • Inspiration for meals is the hardest! I get tired of eating the same things each week.

      I get ideas from Pinterest and my favorite recipe books (which right now is Fields of Greens). And then we always have a few regulars that HAVE to be in the menu each week. My husband went through a real taco phase, where we had to eat it at least once a week.

      My main tip, though, is that I try to use the same formula each week: 2 Mexican food dinners (our favorite), 1 easy meal, 1 “fancy” meal (usually for Saturday or Sunday), 1 pasta meal, 1 comfort food meal, and then our seasonal Friday night meal (soup in fall/winter, and taco salad in spring/summer)!


  3. I love your menu planning posts! It encourages me to get my act together… one day… I will! Keep them coming as a reminder for me 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  4. I could really use a weekly menu to start planning our meals. I’m so unorganized I think this will be my next big project to work on..making some cute menu printables! Love being organized when I can do it with cute accessories or printables!


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