Menu Plan

Do you ever feel like NOT planning a weekly menu? That is how I feel tonight. I have sat with my menu plan in front of me for over an hour and I just can’t plan. We all have seasons where menu planning is easy, and others when it is more difficult. I’ll be sharing 5 simple ways to menu plan later this week, but for now it is time to get motivated and start planning.

Summer is still going strong here in Maryland, so all dinners except the nacho bake use the crock pot or stove top to try and keep the house cool.


French Toast

Served with sausage, juice, and milk

Homemade Bagels

served with eggs, fruit


Easy Granola

served with yogurt, fruit

Whole wheat pancakes

served with fruit, orange juice, milk

Oatmeal, Cereal, or Breakfast leftovers

Our Lunch List:

  • Tzatziki w/ Bread Machine Pitas on the grill
  • Egg Salad Sandwiches
  • Tuna Salad Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato


Cuban Chicken Salad

Nacho Bake

Beans and Corn Bread

Steak Salad

Serve with ranch dressing 

Potato Soup (Healthy Version)

served with whole wheat rolls

For more than 300 menu ideas each week, visit Org Junkie.


  1. Of all of my wifely/motherly duties, menu planning is my LEAST favorite…second only to actually going to the grocery store For over 10 years I used my freezer to plan my meals, I only “cooked” about once every 3 months. To go back to bi-weekly meal planning was very hard. Thanks for sharing your ideas for meals, I am always looking for new things to put on my menu!

  2. Thanks for some menu inspiration.

  3. I’ve loved your Cuban Chicken Salad for almost 10 years now. Of course, that’s because it is YOUR recipe that you gave me. Great summer dish that I will definitely make as it tends to stay warmer in Southern California until we are far into Fall here.

  4. I have just started menu planning and have found it so wonderful! I only plan dinners though… my kids are old enough to DIY for breakfast and lunch. How did I not know you were from Maryland? I lived in Silver Spring for about 23 years before moving to Utah! I miss the green, but not the humidity. 🙂

  5. I love visiting your blog on MPM. I just love the food photos. Especially the pancakes!

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