Make My Menu Monday~ 6/24/19

Happy Meal Plan Monday! There is nothing like having meals planned and ready for the week. With groceries bought on Sunday and all ready for the week-  Monday doesn’t feel so Monday-y. When it comes to meal planning and prepping I have found a few tips and tricks that work great for our household. Feel free to use what works for you~ also I would love to hear something that is working for your family. I am always on the lookout for new ideas to add to my planning!

Some tips that I have learned along the way are:

  • Prep ahead of time what you can
    • If you have extra time on the weekend cook up taco meat or assemble a meatloaf
  • Double up the recipe
    • Freeze one for another night
  • Wash and chop veggies ahead of time
  • If you are short on time- buy shortcuts
    • Frozen Cauliflower rice, Frozen veggies that you can microwave in the bag, pre-sliced veggies
  •  Buy all of groceries that you need for the week at one time
  • Check your fridge, freezer and pantry when planning. Use up what you have & don’t let things expire



  • 1# ground beef
  • 1# sausage
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of flour (I used Cassava Flour)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • bacon
  1. Mix all the ingredients except the bacon & put into a loaf pan
  2. Lay bacon across both ways with bacon and tuck it under the loaf
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes (until completely done and there is no pink in the center)
To reuse this meal:
  • reheat as is
  • crumble up a piece and put it over rice (for a rice bowl)
  • have a Meatloaf sandwich
  • cook up some diced sweet potatoes and crumble it in all together!


This one is one of my favorite and most “go-to” recipes. I don’t do any pre-cooking here, everything just goes in the crockpot in the morning.

Cool Ranch Tacos (I make a few edits to her recipe)

These are super, super easy & here is what you need~


  • Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Taco seasoning packet (or click here for a homemade version)
  • 1 Ranch seasoning packet (or use a homemade version-1T dried parsley, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder, 1tsp dried onion flakes, 3/4tsp dill, 1/2tsp pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt)

*Throw everything in the crockpot, Cook on low all day, at least 8 hours

Holy Cow- it doesn’t get much easier than that!




Spaghetti Pie from PaleOMG (click here for the link)


Event Dinner


Out of Town


Birthday Dinner

I’d love to hear your meal planning tips or share with me your favorite recipe. 

Thanks for stopping by & Happy Meal Planning!! If you need even more meal planning ideas- check out Organizing Junkie by clicking here.

Faith ♥

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