Menu Plan { Cook Once Eat Twice}

I have decided that it is cook once, eat twice week. I often do this with some meals, but this week I am going to try to only cook the main part of dinner a few days and then will rework the leftovers the other nights.

Yesterday, we grilled hamburgers and had potato salad and green salad. I decided to just grill up a few extra burgers and make a little extra potato salad, so that I do not have to cook tonight.

I also cooked up some bacon this weekend and I saved half of it to use in pasta later this week.

I plan to cook up several pounds of taco meat this week also to use for several meals. I won’t totally have those nights off cooking, but it will make cooking a lot easier. I am also planning to grill steak later this week and use the leftovers, if there are any, for steak salad.

Do you ever cook once eat twice?


Homemade Granola

Yogurt and Homemade Granola Bars ( I hope to share my new granola bar recipe with you soon.)

Eggs and Muffins



Hamburgers and Potato Salad

Creamy Bacon Pasta

Taco Salad


Oven Tacos (Pictured at the top of the post.)

Steak, potatoes, and vegetables

Steak Salad 

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I cook once eat twice normally with pasta. I’ve not done it with to many other meals. Great idea.
    Have a great week.

  2. Love that idea..I do it occasionally, but not very strategically. Creamy bacon pasta? Probably need to give that a shot 😉

  3. I made sauce today for spaghetti and lasagna. When we have the spaghetti, I’ll make extra pasta and stir the leftover sauce into it and we will have baked spaghetti. I also took out some of the ground beef and cooked onion to make enchiladas. I love cooking ahead!

  4. I am asbolutely loving your site Lynn! I’m making a big batch of the taco meat tonight and freezing half of it like you’ve suggested it for those nights both me and boyfriend look at each other and say,”UMMM I thought you had dinner.”

    • Thanks! I am so glad you have enjoyed it and have found my recipes helpful. And yes taco meat is one of my favorite things to keep in the freezer for those nights were you have no idea what to do for dinner. I hope you enjoy it!

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