Menu Plan: Chilly Week

Temperatures are dropping this week as it looks like a cold front is sweeping the East Coast. These recipes will keep the kitchen and our family warm! I love using my crock pot and oven during the cooler months because it keeps the whole house warms and it smells great too!


Egg Casserole

Whole Wheat Pancakes

served with fruit, orange juice, milk

Freezer French Toast

served with fruit

Whole Wheat Waffles

served with eggs, fruit


served with spinach smoothies

Our Lunch List:

  • Sandwiches
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato


shredded beef burritos

Shredded Beef Burritos

BBQ Pork in a Crock Pot

served with corn and purple potatoes

Homemade Pink Lasagna (recipe coming later this week)

Easy Black Bean Soup

served with sweet whole wheat cornbread

Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot

served with whole wheat French bread rolls, green vegetables

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  1. I love your new layout!

    Great menu. Your pictures next to each food is always so nice and gives a great visual!

  2. What time is breakfast? 🙂

    Your egg casseroles look phenomenal – do they reheat well? There are only two of us and not much time in the mornings. . . right now, I get by on a fruit smoothie and an english muffin, or a bowl of homemade granola and yogurt, and honestly, they’re getting a little boring!

  3. The new layout is great! I love the bright colors and easy-to-read font!

    My only problem…I was a little confused how to easily find your latest post! I ended up clicking on the first little dot in the “recent posts” box where they scroll through, and that took me to the first screen there, which was this post. Then I clicked the picture and it took me to this post. Did I do it the right way, or is there an easier way? 🙂

    Also I’m going to check out the whole chicken in the crockpot–I’m out of the house 3 afternoons a week and don’t want to roast a chicken while I’m gone. This sounds like a great solution!

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      There is an easier way, (or at least I think there is) I’m still learning too. I should have a tutorial up tonight. 🙂 I think the crock pot chicken will work great for you.

  4. Thanks for the info on the eggs – they should make a great weekend breakfast, with leftovers during the week. 🙂

    Also, I think, if you click the “Home” button way at the top of the page, that should take you to the front page.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Yes, the Home button takes you to the home page, but there is a problem with the feeds being pulled to the front page. Should be fixed by tonight.

  5. Toni All the meals sound yummy, you will love the Creamy Pasta with Lemon Pepper Chicken mmmmm

  6. Oops hit comment before the link went up..

  7. Oh my everything looks so good.

  8. I like the new look! I’d like to try the whole chicken in a crockpot. What’s the texture like when it’s done? Is it like shredded meat?

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