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Menu Plan {April 15th-21st}

One of the things that I have found very helpful when it comes to cooking and menu planning is to occasionally do a big cooking day. I then use that food for the next few days meals, so that I do not have to cook as much. I also put some in the freezer to use when I need a really quick meal.

Yesterday was one of these big cooking days. I defrosted a bunch of meat and we pulled out our meat smoker and we filled it up with meat. We cooked chicken, pork roast, barbecue bologna, and some jerky.

Any guesses what we will be eating the first few days of the week? Yes, our menu plan will be heavy on the meat the first part of the week, but it will be worth it to have a few light days of cooking.

I was also able to freeze some of the smoked pork roast, barbecue bologna, and jerky to use over the next few weeks. It will make great quick and easy lunches or dinners when I need them.

Here is the plan.


Grits and eggs

Freezer Smoothies and Chocolate Chip Muffins ( My gluten free chocolate chip muffins)

homemade granola

Boiled eggs and Muffins



Barbecue Pork and Oven Potatoes

Green Salad with Smoked Chicken

Leftovers (whatever meat we have left)

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

Steak and Potatoes

Dinner at friends house

Slow Cooker Pork Roast (New recipe that never got made last week.)

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. I also did a HUGE freezer cooking session this weekend. I am exhausted but I feel great knowing I have a freezer stocked full of healthy meals.

    As always your menu looks yummy!

    Tammy @ Skinny Mom’s Kitchen

  2. I’m planning on doubling several of my recipes this week to put up in the freezer also. I think the nicer weather has me thinking we’ll be out and about more with less time to spend making dinners every night. I need to plan out breakfasts and lunches like you do, though. Great lists!

  3. I do this a lot with ground beef, and freeze it for spaghetti sauce, sloppy joes, etc. I also love to do this when the husband grills out. We have done burger patties, steaks, and chicken along with grilled veggies, at the same time. Less time, he is already grilling, and I only have to do sides for a few days – Love it!

  4. GiadasMama says:

    i pinned the pepper steak
    it looks easy and delish
    Here is a link to my Menu Plan
    Have a great week ๐Ÿ™‚

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