A big part of our budget is spent on eating out. Alot of this is due to my hubby eating out every day during the week while he’s at work.  The other source of spending on eating out comes from myself & the kiddos being out for dr appointment, homeschool coop, field trips, etc and not having dinner ready or planned when we get home.

Eating out can get expensive and is often unhealthy.  Not to mention that it’s difficult eating out with 2 kids with food allergies(very difficult).  With that said I’m planning a new feature on Mondays where I will share my menu plan for the week with you all.

I’m going to post it on here so it will help me stick to it, and maybe give you guys a little inspiration for your menus this week.

I have a couple of challenges this week. The first is that this week will be very busy so I’m going to use my crockpot as much as possible.  Most of the dinner recipes can be made in the crockpot so I will prepare dinner for the day in the morning.  The other challenge is that I’m out of bread.  I will have to crank up my bread machine this week to make up for it because we are not grocery shopping until later this week.  I love being able to just throw in a few ingredients & have homemade bread waiting a couple of hours later.  The bread machine is awesome!


Breakfast: Rice Pudding
Lunch: Soy Butter & Honey Sandwiches
Dinner: Pot Roast with potatoes & carrots


Breakfast: Oatmeal
Lunch: Cream Cheese Bagel Pizza
Dinner: Chicken Rice Broccoli


Breakfast: Cheesy Bacon Potatoes
Lunch: Tuna Salad
Dinner: Vegetable Beef Soup


Breakfast: Chocolate Muffins
Lunch: Twice Baked Potatoes
Dinner: Beef Broccoli


Breakfast: Bacon & Eggs
Lunch: Egg Salad
Dinner: Meatloaf


Breakfast: Waffles
Lunch: BLT Salad
Dinner: Taco Soup

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