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Menu Planning Monday

Hubby is gone on business again this week, so the kids and I are on our own. I remember when I was a kid and my dad would go out of town on business, we would get to have frozen pizza, boxed macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. My mom always cooked fantastic meals when dad was home, so although we missed him when he was out of town, we looked forward to eating meals that we didn’t get to eat when he was home. Just like when we had babysitters, TV Dinners (with the dessert and everything) was our special dinner. We got to get out the metal TV trays and everything! What a treat :)

Our menu this week is pretty much inspired by what we have in the fridge, freezer and pantry that needs to be used up. Check out I’m An Organizing Junkie for other Menu Planning Monday participants!

What’s on your menu this week?

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  1. I looked forward to my dad going out of town because he always brought back candy! No menu plans for me this week, I’ll be eating out every night… which is mostly a good thing. Your menu sounds grand, especially Thursday’s mustard chicken.

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  2. Great menu :)

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  3. Hi! Glad you found me and I’m glad to find you! You’re menu looks yummy! Can’t wait to explore more of your recipes!

    $5 Dinner Moms last blog post..Comfort Foods

  4. Great menu. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I need to start planning menus too! This looks great.

  6. Your family favorites sound scrumptious! Thank you for sharing your delicious sounding menu!! :D

    Have a great day!

    Sherrys last blog post..Menu Plan Monday – Sept 22-28

  7. I don’t know what it is, but I can’t get motivated to cook when my husband won’t be home for dinner… probably because he is the only one that will always eat what I make. Homemade pizza… yum! Maybe we will do that this week. It’s always a hit!

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  8. I did a weekly menu. It’s been a long time since I’ve planned ahead for the week. Most nights it’s come home and throw some stuff in a wok and call it dinner. :)

    Tryshas last blog post..Menu Plan It 9.21-9.27

  9. Tuna Noodle Casserole is our Wednesday meal too! That recipe is almost like the one I use. I add about two inches of the big block of Velveeta and increase the milk by a 1/4 cup. I also don’t put the peas in because my family doesn’t like them by themselves. Hmm, maybe I’ll put some in this time and see what they say!

    Also, what time should I be at your house on Sunday for dinner. ;) That soup looks amazing!

    Cindis last blog post..Banana Foster French Toast!

  10. The mustard chicken looks delic!

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  11. I think my kids loved dinner more last week when my hubby was out of town… they got to choose some stuff they loved! Of course, when sandwiches are chosen, I love it too! Keeps the kitchen cool and life easy on those nights.

    patsyks last blog post..Mexican Chicken Soft Tacos

  12. Hi Kristen, love checking your menus… I still need to send you that lazy lasagna recipe! wishing you a great week ahead!

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  13. I’m making this chicken,white bean and pablano chili from Rachael Ray. It sounds incredible… so hopefully it’ll work out. I’m checking off a couple things from my to-do list actually.

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  14. Mustard Chicken looks yummy! Bookmarked it!

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  15. Sounds like a great menu, even when your hubby is away.

    Jennas last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

  16. No more guessing what’s for dinner. I’m just gonna stop by here. Hopefully I have all the ingredients I need.

    Hope you’re doing well and hangin’ in there.


  17. We eat a lot of Tuna Noodle Casseroles! They are a staple for sure!
    Great menu!
    Have a good week!

    Jennys last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

  18. I can remember as a kid eating hot dogs chopped up in SpaghettiO’s. Oh what fond memories…

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  19. Thank you for sharing your meal plan!

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  20. Sounds just like our household, when i’m away on business the wife doesn’t see the point in cooking, think she forgets to eat most of the time, i’ll point her this way for cooking ideas :)

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