Menu Plan Week of April 13


Last week was crazy with testing. Our meals were all mixed up and we had people over for dinner so I made an extra trip to the store. I also didn’t get around to posting the blackened scallop recipe until today. You can view it here. If you don’t read my blog regularly, I have recently given up soda (and all caffeine) and am trying to eat healthier, whole foods. This menu will try and incorporate some healthier choices. If you are interested in a little internet accountability to eat more fruits and veggies head on over to Heavenly Homemakers for the fruit and veggie challenge.


pancakes, waffles, French toast, bagels, oatmeal, cold cereal


sandwiches, muffins, fruit, veggies, cheese & crackers, smoothies, salads for me!


Monday – Salmon Cake Sandwiches pg 252 of Cheap. Fast. Good!, corn, fresh fruit ( I didn’t get to this last week). Today is also my baking day, so I will be baking all of our carbs for the week.

Tuesday- Mexican Lasagna, cornbread

Wednesday- Steak and wild rice with mixed veggies

Thursday- Baked Chicken legs (these where such a huge hit last week we are making them again), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, bread

Friday- Nachos (I realize this is not a healthy meal, but we try to have a Friday fun night once in a while)

The Happy Housewife

Tired of chasing meals? Check out Menu Plan Monday for great ideas on what to have for dinner.


  1. Salads and smoothies are great lunch ideas! I might try to incorporate that into our menu choices for lunch. Salad gives us the raw veggies and smoothies give the fruits!

    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Yea for you!! Great job working to eat more fruits and veggies!! Everything you have planned to eat sounds SO good!!

  3. We do the same thing on Fridays, or at least try to.

  4. I applaud you for giving up caffeine. It is a difficult thing to do and one that I have not been able to do. Great job!

    I also think it is amazing that you do all of that carb baking for your household. That is awesome!

    I am in awe of you.

    Have a great week!

  5. Looks great! Nachos can be healthy, too, by using lower fat cheese and more veggies. ; )

  6. Great menu, everything sounds so good 🙂

    Have a great week!

    Rachel xxx
    A Juggling Mum

    PS – I have a competition running at the moment for a free blog design. If you win you can use it yourself or give it to a friend 🙂

  7. Your menu looks great! The nachos are a nice treat once in a while, I agree 🙂

  8. I’ve been trying to eat more salads lately. I love using just a little olive oil, salt, and fresh squeezed lemon juice as my dressing–YUM!!

    Sounds like a tasty week!

  9. I have just set myself the day that I will have my last diet coke – Saturday. I need to get healthier too. Not looking forward to the caffeine withdrawal headaches!

  10. Looks like a yummy week!

    I was just getting ready to sit down with the Cheap, Fast, Good cookbook and get look at the recipes you sent me! 🙂 And get the other recipes out of the book that I would like to try before I take the book back to the library! 🙂

    Enjoy your week!

  11. Yum! Looks like a great menu and a great week! We love salmon cakes from time to time, I’ll have to remember to make them one of these days!


  12. Your week sounds wonderful. Great job incorporating more healthy foods. I’m always aspiring to do that, but we’re still not where I’d like to be.

    And nachos on a Friday night…the only think to make that better would be milkshakes or floats to go with!

    Have a wonderful week.

  13. Good luck with the giving up caffeine! That’s a hard thing to do, but so worth it!

    Your menu made my mouth water! Have a great week!

  14. What? Nachos aren’t healthy? I am so sad! Actually, mine are pretty healthy, and oh, so tasty! Looks like a good week. Happy cooking!

  15. Somebody's Mimi says:

    On of the things I enjoy when I visit my Son and his family are the “to die for salmon cakes” that his wife makes!! They are something I never make (DUH!) but totally love! Thank you, Thank you.
    Do you ever cook out on the grill? I have just found the neatest and easiest food… grilled chicken drumettes!! My husband shakes a little something on them and pops them on the grill, I fix we have a salad and that’s it.

  16. Great menu, thank you for sharing 🙂

  17. Sounds like a great menu! 🙂
    Michele 🙂

  18. Thanks for the review of the Salmon Cake Sandwiches! NOW to convince my family that salmon is good for you! 🙂 Gotta love having picky eaters 🙂


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