Meal Plan Monday: Starting a 2-week Menu Plan

Welcome to 2012! I’ve been meal planning for a couple of years now, and this year I’m going to make a change to save myself time at home and also help you here at the blog. I’m going to start doing two-week meal plans and alternating the posts every Monday with more meal-planning strategies that will help you get your home cooking schedule and grocery budget under control. What do you think? So for this week:

Sunday–Salsa Verde Pork (just lazy crockpot style, frozen tenderloin with a jar of green salsa), brown rice, corn
Meatless Monday–Italian Spinach Pie, gluten-free cornbread
Tuesday–Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup, homemade bread for the family (GF toast for me)
WednesdaySlow Cooker Beef & Broccoli, rice noodles, mandarin oranges
Thursday–Lemon Chicken, baked potatoes, asparagus
Friday–Cheddar, Corn and Potato Chowder, salad
Saturday–Hamburgers, homemade fries, leftover salad

And for next week:

Sunday–Brown Rice Casserole, salad
Meatless Monday–Green pepper & mushroom Homemade Pizza (I’ll use GF bread as my crust), leftover salad
Tuesday–Sausage and Lentil Soup (trying lentils out on my husband for the first time; I’m substituting chicken sausage)
WednesdayPineapple Pork Chops, brown rice, green beans
Thursday–Chicken Fajitas, leftover rice, black beans
Friday–Ham & Broccoli Pie (I replaced the chicken and use GF Biscuit Mix instead), salad
Saturday–Gluten-Free Chicken Tenders, sweet potato fries, green beans

If you can’t wait until next Monday to learn about meal planning, watch my Meal Planning vlog. For lots more meal plans and inspiration, see Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.


  1. Ooh, your menu plan looks so good! How do you menu plan each week? If you have a post about menu planning tips, tricks, product reviews, please be sure to link it up to our monthly linky:


  2. I have been wanting to do a 2-week meal plan too. I think this will help with my shopping and budgeting. Thanks for sharing yours!!


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