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Menu Plan

Thank you all for your ideas and recipes last week for pork chops. I loved hearing all about your favorite ways to cook them. I am planning on asking questions like that more often. You all are full of ides and it is fun to see what everyone likes.

If you have not read my series on Managing Your Time In The Kitchen I have been covering the why I menu plan and making your plan work for you. I would love to hear your tips for menu planning and making it work for you.

It is supposed to be really hot here this week. Yes, I know this is the first week of August and it should be hot, but a week of 100 degree plus weather is a bit much. So, I plan on keeping things simple this week and using the grill several times.

Here is the plan for this week.


yogurt and granola bars

cottage cheese and zucchini muffins (gluten free zuch muffins)




rice cooker mac and cheese

cheese pizza




egg enchiladas (new recipe)

pasta with grilled chicken and mozzarella cheese (new recipe)

burrito pie

fish tacos (new recipe)

out to eat

steak and vegetables

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Hmm the rice cooker Mac and cheese sounds interesting… Will have to check that out!

  2. I’ve never heard of mac and cheese in the rice cooker. I have a rice cooker but wasn’t impressed with it, the first few times I tried it the rice got dry and stuck to the bottom. I’ll have to get it out again and try this recipe 🙂

  3. FoodontheTable says:

    You always have great meals planned, especially breakfast. Have a great week!

  4. Looks like a yummy week.

    For my menu planning I try to plan 2 meals around items I already have at home in the pantry or freezer, and then plan a couple meals based on what’s on sale, and some based on what we would like to eat. I keep my plan flexible and allow for anything that will pop up. I also like to keep items on hand all the time for a few quick meals like taco soup and spaghetti. This way, if some comes up, I can whip these up in a jiffy.

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