So the verdict is in… we’re going to try a variation of the theme nights and the specific dinner nights. I toyed around with the idea of doing something specific each night and then changing one night each week so that it slowly changed, but I finally settled on this approach for now. This week will vary a little bit because I’m using some things I’ve got left from last week before I go grocery shopping in a few days but after that, we’ll try this for a few weeks and see how it goes. Here’s what it’ll look like:

Sunday: Burger Night (can switch up the sides and toppings for a little variety)

Monday: Theme – Breakfast for Dinner (a theme for me!)

Tuesday: Family Favorites (The ‘Wild Card’ night. Tried and true things we love like meatloaf, rice and beans, chili, Family Casserole, etc.)

Wednesday: Taco Night (could be beef or chicken, or maybe the 3 bean tacos again!)

Thursday: Theme – Italian (pizza, calzone, lasagna, spaghetti)

Friday: Theme – Mexican Night (beef or chicken enchiladas, chipotle burritos, fajitas)

Saturday: Chicken & Pasta (Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Grilled Chicken & Pasta Salad, etc)

So there you have it. Perhaps it will make meal planning a little easier. Perhaps it will make budgeting a little easier. Hopefully, it will help me make my hubby a little happier. 🙂 I think perhaps I’ll let the kids help me pick within each theme each week. They’ll enjoy that! And I’ve also decided that Sunday lunches are going to be the same every week, too. Big Daddy and I were talking about how I need a quick and easy lunch to fix that he is agreeable with so I can hurry and fix lunch after church and put the kids down for a nap. So for now I’ve settled on Super Nachos for Sunday lunches. If we like this we may stick with it a few months and then switch things around a little, but I think I’ve left enough leeway in the plans for now to keep everybody happy.

So having said all of that, here’s our menu for this week:

Monday: Oatmeal, Nachos, Veggies & Ranch, Family Casserole

Tuesday: Cereal, Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Popcorn & Raisins, Rice & Beans & Cornbread

Wednesday: Breakfast Burritos, Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Muffins, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Thursday: Oatmeal & Fruit, Hot Dogs, Fruit & Cool Whip, Spaghetti

Friday: Cereal, Sandwiches, Crackers & Peanut Butter, Tacos

Saturday: Biscuits & Gravy & Turkey Bacon, Baked Potatoes, Chips & Salsa, Grilled Chicken & Pasta Salad

Sunday: Waffles, Super Nachos, Pudding, Hamburgers & Cheesy Tots

Don’t forget to stop by I’m an Organizing Junkie for more menu ideas!!

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Hey, y’all! I’m Amber and I wear many hats. I drink a ton of coffee and I’m constantly sweeping crumbs off the floor. After 18 years of homeschooling, I’m getting close to graduating my third child and now we are starting over at preschool with our fourth, Lil Miss Mouse. She keeps us young and she’s the main reason for my excessive coffee consumption. Drink up!