Menu Plan: New Recipes Edition

Confession: Last’s week’s menu went out the window! I ended up with a bad headache three days last week and dinner was NOT a priority. Because I wasn’t cooking, we had pasta 4 times last week. My kids have revolted and told me even if I can get it free with a coupon, they are not eating pasta for a while!

Out with the old, in with the new! It’s time to try some new recipes around here! While my kids LOVE our tried and true favorites, I’m getting tired of them. I’ve been browsing some of my favorite recipe websites in search of some new recipes to try and share with you. As with most of the recipes, I end up changing them significantly to fit my family’s tastes and budget, but I love food websites and recipes! Thank goodness I don’t have much free time or I would be glued to the Food Network!

Finally, if you are looking for some new recipe ideas you don’t want to miss the Taste of Home’s $5 Cookbook sale. It ends May 2nd, so get yours today!


S’more Muffins (oh yes I did)

served with fruit

Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Muffins

Whole Wheat Waffles

The Lunch List

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


Pork Fried Rice

served with salad, vegetables

Quick One Skillet Dinner

served with fresh fruit

Chicken Enchiladas (recipe coming soon)

served with chips, homemade salsa

Taco Carnitas

BBQ Pork Sandwiches

served with spicy potato salad, corn on the cob

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  1. I love that you post menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner! It totally gives me new ideas on what to park for my hub’s lunches! We’re totally having carnitas this week too- truthfully, I’d eat tacos for every meal if I could. Hope you have a great week!

    Ally @

  2. Your enchiladas look good, I made some last week but you just made me want to make them again.

    Thanks for the inspiration,


  3. What do you usually put in the quesadillas?

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Always cheese, then leftovers. So sometimes chicken, ground beef, steak, I think we even did shredded pork once. I’ll throw in chopped onion too occasionally.

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