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Do You Use a Themed Menu Plan? Menu Plan {September 7th-13th}

Weekly Meal Plan

One of the things I love about September is that soups and chilis are back on the plan. Yes, I know many people eat soup in July, but I am not one of them. Soup is usually an inexpensive one pot meal, so I love serving them, but they just seem wrong during the hot months of the year. Come September though I am all about putting them back on the plan.

I am also trying something new this fall and that is a weekly sandwich night. I talked about doing this earlier in the year, but never did it on a consistent basis. This fall though I really want to give it a try weekly. And when I say sandwich night I am not talking about a cold bologna and cheese sandwich. I don’t think my family would go for cold sandwiches for dinner on a regular basis.

I am thinking more along the lines of a hot sandwich, grilled cheese sandwiches, bbq sandwiches, or even sloppy joes. I also hope to come up with some new sandwich ideas. Sandwiches are usually quick and easy to make and don’t take a lot of thought, so I am hoping this helps simplify my menu plan.

I have never been one to do themed menu days on a regular basis, but with a weekly soup night, a weekly sandwich night, and our usually Friday night pizza and movie night, I guess my plan is starting to have some themed days.

I know some people that do Mexican on Monday, casseroles on Tuesdays, hamburgers on Wednesday, etc. Do you do themed nights where your weekly meal plan looks the same? 

Here is this week’s meal plan.


apple pie oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal


Breakfast Fried Rice

Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies_

Peaches and Cream Breakfast Cookies


Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Oven Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Slow Cooked Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, and Quesadillas

chipotle taco meat

Slow Cooked Chipotle Beef Tacos

corndog cheesy muffins

Cheesy Corn Dog Muffins

Crock Pot Tomato Soup from LynnsKitchenAdventures.com

Crock Pot Tomato Soup

cheeseburger pizza

Cheeseburger Pizza

Dessert of the Week

Caramel Apple Bars_

Caramel Apple Bars

For more menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

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  1. I do a few theme nights every week. We have a pasta night, a casserole night and a Mexican night. Sunday I do a “fancy” night, which just means I put a little extra effort into our meal. Tonight’s Sunday dinner is pork loin roast with glazed carrots and a combo of fresh okra/squash/potatoes dredged in seasoned cornmeal and fried. On Saturday everyone fends for themselves.

    Now that cooler weather is on its way, adding a soup, stew, or chili night sounds very appealing.

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