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Menu Plan {July 28th-August 3rd}

Bacon Cheeseburger Salad 3 [Recipes]

I will start today by saying that my menu plan has not been going as planned. Not at all. I don’t think I made one thing on the plan last week. That does not happen very often. I like a plan. I do better with a plan, but I just have not felt like a plan the last few weeks.

I cooked more according to the weather, what was coming from the garden, and what I had time for. Sometimes that is just how it goes. However, I am ready to get back to following my plan, so this week I am keeping the plan very simple hoping that I actually stick to it.

I have had several of you ask about side dishes and vegetables and the lack of them on my menu plans. Let me assure you that we do eat our fruits and veggies.

I am not very creative when it comes to our side dishes, but we do eat them. And this time of year they are often planned with what is in season, on sale, and coming from the garden.

Last week we had several days where I simply sliced up a large plate of garden fresh tomatoes and severed them with dinner. They were simple, healthy, and everyone loved them and those are the best kind of side dishes.

Here is this week’s plan.



Pineapple Orange Smoothies and toast

homemade granola

Homemade Granola

Maple Sausage Pancake Muffins from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Pancake Muffins


Bacon Cheeseburger Salad [Recipes]

Cheeseburger Salad

Slow Cooked Roast Beef Sandwiches with Easy Au Jus -

Crock Pot Beef Sandwiches

Homemade Tuna Helper_

Homemade Tuna Helper

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce 2

Crock Pot Spaghetti 

Tuna Melt Quesadillas

Tuna Quesadillas

Gluten Free Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese and Salad

Zucchini Pizza

Zucchini Pizza

Dessert of the Week

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Squares

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Hi Lynn,

    I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one that struggles with meal plans. I like you, often end up changing the plan based on what’s cheap, available and looks good at the store, the weather and our appetites. I keep a running list of about 5 or 6 ideas and then adjust accordingly. This flexible approach works best for us.

    I also wanted to thank you for your Christmas in July free e-book offer. I have downloaded it and especially loved the candy recipes. Can’t wait for the holidays and an excuse to try them out. As a long time Weight Watcher, it’s best for me to cook those kinds of things to share, not keep!

    • I love a menu plan, but am the first to admit that it doesn’t always go as planned. 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed the ebook. And I agree I love to make candy when I can share.

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