Jessica's books

The One and Only Ivan
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
Leprechaun in Late Winter
Ella Enchanted
The Courage of Sarah Noble
Plain Murder
Gone-Away Lake
Circling the Sun
Maggie and Max
The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
The Night Sister
Tuck Everlasting
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Bedknob and Broomstick
Mister Monday
Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Birchbark House
The Hobbit
The Witch's Daughter

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Weekly Menu

So my friend Marie (over at has inspired me many times.  This time, I have decided to follow her advice and make a weekly menu to help keep me organized both at home and at the grocery store!

I am currently making meals for my husband (when he's not at work) and myself, my three (very picky) children and three other children that I babysit.  I have found the last two weeks that having a set menu for lunch, dinner and snacks helps in keeping the kids happy and keeping myself from pulling out all my hair! 

So, on that note, here is my menu for this week (since I just started this blog, I will tell you what we ate Monday-Sunday). 


Breakfast:  Toast with Nutella and milk or Sunny Delight

Lunch:  Peanut Butter and Jelly (or honey) sandwiches, apple slices, cheetos, string cheese, juice or water

Snack:  Ritz crackers, white and yellow cheddar slices, water

Dinner:  Pizza, baby carrots, applesauce, milk


Breakfast::  Cereal with milk, milk or Sunny Delight

Lunch:  Ramen noodles, apple slices and carrot sticks, juice or water

Snack:  Ritz crackers with peanut butter, string cheese, water

Dinner:  Chicken Cordon Bleu, stuffing, green beans, pears, milk


Breakfast:  Sausage and toast, milk or Sunny Delight

Lunch:  Tuna fish sandwiches, cheetos, apple slices, berry jello, juice or water

Snack:  Carrot sticks with ranch, teddy grahams

Dinner:  Hamburger helper (cheesy hashbrowns), green beans, applesauce, biscuit, milk


Breakfast:  Waffles, milk or sunny delight

Lunch:  Macaroni and Cheese with hotdogs, homemade applesauce, juice or water, banana pudding ice cream

Snack:  Ritz crackers with peanut butter, apple slices, water

Dinner:  Shepherds pie, green beans, fresh cantaloupe, biscuit, milk


Breakfast:  Scrambled eggs with cheese, toast, milk or sunny delight

Lunch:  Mini raviolis, cantaloupe, juice or water

Snack:  Popcorn, Root Beer

Dinner:  BBQ drumsticks, Chicken flavored rice-a-roni, green beans, milk


Breakfast:  Apple pancakes, milk or sunny delight

Lunch:  Chicken nuggets, frozen peas, cheeries, juice or water

Snack:  Fruit Snacks, Trail Mix, water

Dinner:  Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, biscuits, green beans, pears


Breakfast:  Waffles, eggs, sausage, milk, juice

Lunch:  Cheese Pizza, frozen peas, peaches, pop (a.k.a. our "P" lunch)

Snack:  Graham crackers sandwiches (with chocolate or vanilla frosting in the middle), water

Dinner:  Crunchy Ranch Chicken, potatoes au gratin, mixed fruit, milk


  1. You are so sweet, thanks! (: Menu's make life so much easier doesn't it? It's nice to know what is going to be made and when. Keep it up, you are doing great!

  2. Thanks for posting your weekly menu. Now I'll know what days I want to eat dinner at your house :)