Menu Plan Monday: Weeks of April 27 AND May 4

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 4/27/2009 10:35:00 AM | 3 comments »

It's nearly May and this year, our two oldest are both playing sports at the same time (t-ball and softball). Adding to the craziness of trying to balance two team schedules for the first time, we've got events planned on every weekend in May.

It's a busy, busy time of year, isn't it?

In order to *attempt* to save my sanity, I'm doing a Double Duty Dinner Menu Plan; I'll cook double amounts of each main dish listed and freeze the extras for next week where I'll serve them up again...with a fantastic new twist! {Or so I hope!}

If this works well, I'll so the same type of menu plan again in two weeks on Monday, May 11.

Here's the plan with the items I'll make in DOUBLED quantities in bold.


Turkey Sandwiches, fruit, leftover pasta salad


Spaghetti and Meatballs


Oven Fried Chicken + Sweet Potato Oven Fries


Caramel Apple Pork Chops (don't those sound YUM?!) + steamed veggies and Rice-a-Roni


Grilled Bacon Wrapped Burgers (life is better with bacon!) + Hot Dogs + tossed salad and baked beans


Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken over Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper Cayenne Sauce + tossed salad and bread


Free Day!
{Luck to all my readers running the Flying Pig! I'll be down there cheering for my awesome...and good looking, single, Catholic, very fit...brother-in-law!}

Here's hoping my doubled recipes work!

What are you cooking this week? Need help? See the loads of links over at Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com; you'll find lots of menus to inspire you!

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  1. jsprik // April 27, 2009 12:16 PM  

    can i come to your house wednesday?? lol looks great!!

  2. Amy // April 30, 2009 9:53 AM  

    I just tagged you at


    Hope you have fun with this!

  3. The Sparks // April 30, 2009 5:50 PM  

    We made the Carmel Apple Pork Chops tonight and they were AWESOME!! Thanks for the recipe link!