Menu Planning Monday, week 2


This week I planned several weeks ago, and I’m not sure I want to continue with a few things.  So I’m going to swap a few meals from next week.  Hopefully I have all the ingredients on hand.

Goat Cheese Pasta

1 box bow tie pasta
2 cups spaghetti sauce
8 oz goat cheese

Cook pasta according to the directions on the box and drain.  Heat your favorite spaghetti sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  When the sauce is warm an just starting to bubble, add in the goat cheese and stir to combine.  The sauce should be pink (ish).  Combine pasta and sauce and serve.

This recipe is so easy and quick and tasty.  I’m planning on having homemade bread and baby carrots on the side.


Happy linking up with Organizing Junkie!

Menu Planning Monday, Week 1


I’ve never really posting our menu on here.  Not because I don’t make one.  I do.

Sometimes weeks in advance.

I’ve been known to plan even 1 month in advance.  Why?  When you have your family there that is actually GIVING suggestions without complaining (ahem, Juice) you go with it.

So far, I have this week, next week, and bits of the next week all planned out.  Want to know what we’re eating?

This is our pancake mix recipe.  You make the dry ingredients first, and then scoop out what you need on the day you need it. This recipe makes 12 cups of dry. I make a double batch of the dry ingredients and store it in the freezer.  Then, I use 3 cups of mix for dinner. It lasts me about 2 months.

Buckwheat Pancakes Mix

4 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups buckwheat flour
4 cups white flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon baking soda

Combine in a VERY large bowl. Using a sturdy wire whisk or a pastry cutter, mix thoroughly.

To use:
1 cup buckwheat pancake mix
1 cup buttermilk OR 1 cup milk with 1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 egg

Combine well and scoop onto hot griddle. Turn over as bubbles form and edges look dry.


(Juice hangs out around the griddle and eats the tiny ones I make right off the pan. Because they taste like cake. Seriously.)


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Menu Plan Monday


Wondering what we’re eating this week?

Yeah, me too.

So, um, here’s a menu!


Lazy Granola, fried eggs and toast, egg salad sandwiches (yes, for breakfast…they love these!), oatmeal, bagels and cream cheese or peanut butter

Lunch (my hardest meal):

green smoothies, popcorn, macaroni and cheese, leftovers, chicken salad and crackers, chicken nuggets, dippy eggs (sunny side up eggs with toast fingers)


Monday- Coconut pork stir fry

Tuesday- Free pancakes at IHOP and orange juice

Wednesday- black eyed peas and ham soup

Thursday- leftovers

Friday- Goat cheese Pasta

Saturday- leftovers

Sunday- break the fast at our church.  I’m bringing hot dogs.

So there you go.  What are you having to eat at your house?  Let me know if you want any recipes and I can post those too.