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Posted by / Thursday, March 6, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan Week 1

 Weekly meal ideas to help get supper on the table week 1.

Weekly Meal Plan to help feed your family| Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch #Menu #Recipe #Dinner

After several friends have asked me for a weekly meal plan and then a survey on Facebook showed so many of you would be interested, I decided I would start doing a Thursday meal plan. 
I'm going to mainly concentrate on dinner because I think this is where so many of us run into frustration with feeding our families. 

The names of the recipes are links directly to the recipes. At the bottom of each post there is a blue recipe tab right before the directions for the recipe. This tab can be used to save ingredient list in Ziplist and to create a shopping list for the ingredients you will need for the week. I love Ziplist because it's taken the hassle out of trying to figure out what I need for each recipe before I head to the store, it does all the work for you.

Perfect Waffles with Strawberries

Breakfast:  Perfect Waffles 

We start out Sunday mornings with Waffles and make a double batch to freeze the leftovers immediately on a cookie sheet and then store them in a large ziploc bag for an additional fast breakfast option during the week for the kids. We just place them directly in the toaster to reheat.

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Sunday Supper: Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff and Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

If Colt's lucky and the kids didn't devour all of the Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff he will take the leftover to work the next day for lunch.

Dessert: Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and Vanilla Ice Cream

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli


Breakfast: Leftover Waffles, Eggs or Oatmeal and Fruit.

Dinner: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese with Broccoli, leftover Hawaiian Dinner Rolls and a Side Salad.

Dessert: Leftover Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp and Vanilla Ice Cream

Moist Banana Nut Muffins


Breakfast: Moist Banana Nut Muffins, Seasonal Fruit, Eggs Or Oatmeal.

Quick Shrimp Tacos

Dinner: Quick Shrimp Tacos , Black Beans and Restaurant Style Mexican Rice.

Dessert: Ice Cream or Skip


Breakfast: Frozen leftover  Perfect Waffles, leftover Moist Banana Nut Muffins, Eggs, Fruit or Oatmeal.

Dinner: Chicken and Red Potatoes in One Pan  with a Salad or Oven Roasted Broccoli 

Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Dessert: Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Easy Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes

Breakfast: Eggs or Oatmeal and Fruit.

Dinner: Easy Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes and Salad.

Dessert: Leftover Chocolate Chip Treasure Cookies

Italian Sloppy Joes

Breakfast: Eggs or Oatmeal and Fruit.

Dinner: Italian Sloppy Joes  and Salad.

Eggless Chocolate Monkey Snack Cake

Dessert: Eggless Chocolate Banana Monkey Cake

This cake is so easy and takes very little time. It is just as delicious warm as it is at room temperature so dependent on time it could be made earlier in the day or tossed in the oven while enjoying your Italian Sloppy Joe's.

Puff Pancake

Breakfast: Puff Pancakes and Fresh Fruit.

This is the most requested breakfast item in our house and my all time favorite. 

Easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken With Homemade BBQ Sauce

Dinner: Easy Crock Pot Pulled Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce, Tangy Cilantro Jalapeño Lime Coleslaw and sliced veggies with dip.

Dessert: Leftover Eggless Chocolate Monkey Cake.

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  1. Great meal plan. All the photos and recipes looks quite tasty.

  2. Wow, look at you go! That is one amazing meal plan ;) We have your puff pancakes just about every Saturday morning :)

  3. I think I might want to be a mouse at your house, especially on Saturday morning. Love those puff pancakes!

  4. My husband mentioned wanting some Beef Stroganoff today so thanks for the link to that Crockpot version! Going to try it next week!

    1. Let me know if you make the Stroganoff, it's always a favorite in our house!

  5. Looks like you're eating well all week. It's been too long since I've made a puff pancake.

  6. Serena, you're very inspiring and amazing! I truly believe meal planning is the key for people to stay in for dinner instead of eating out or taking out food (which can be unhealthy). That being said, it's not too easy to come up with a whole week of dinner menus. And you do help a lot of people buy suggesting meal plans! We can always tweak recipe by things we have in the fridge etc, but this is a great start! I'd be happy dining at your home... :)

    1. Thanks so much Nami.. I agree it's so much easier to have a meal plan and keeps us from the last minute temptation to eat out.



Hi! My name is Serena and welcome to my site! I'm a wife and mother to 3. A few of my favorite things are cooking, baking, dark chocolate, family game nights, and the ocean. My biggest dislike is lima beans, please don't ask for a recipe... My husband Colt regularly joins me in the kitchen and has become the primary photographer of our site. I hope you'll join us on our fun cooking adventure!

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