Weekly Menu Plan #1 Soup, Salad & Casserole

This is our maiden voyage for a new addition to the blog. Our Weekly Menu Plan is designed to discipline myself while planning our grocery budget. It is my hope that you will benefit as well. 

Weekly Menu

I rarely ever actually write down my menu plans for the week. As a seasoned veteran homemaker, I generally keep it all in my head.  Writing it down will be new to me but I’m going to do it! I’m already feeling a little touch of relief as I have realized that writing down the weekly menu allows me to better plan for leftovers and the idea of ‘cook once eat twice.’

Keeping it real

This is our actual menu for the week. I’m usually the one to plan menus but I invited my hubby to participate in the process this week. I’ll just bet you can’t guess which item he requested!


Stacy is always in a hurry to get out the door in the mornings. His commute and the desire to sleep means he eats breakfast at his desk when he gets to work. 

Our Standard Breakfast Menu

                     BelVita Breakfast Biscuits

                         Cereal (Honey Nut Cheerios)

                         Tropical Fruit Smoothie

                         Homemade Oatmeal (Weekend)

LUNCH:  Leftovers (I always plan to have leftovers available for lunch at home)

                   Peanut Butter & Honey Sandwich (no leftovers this Monday, so my                                              favorite sandwich is on my menu)

                   Stacy packs his lunch choosing sandwich and chips, always.

Weekly Dinner Menu #1 Soup, Salad & Casserole

SUNDAY: Dine out for lunch

                   Frozen pizza for dinner

MONDAY: Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup (be sure to freeze the leftovers)

                     Cornbread (make Cornbread Croutons with leftovers)

TUESDAY: It’s Taco Tuesday! I’m cheating and using a store bought kit. 

WEDNESDAY: Mandarin Orange Salad with Mandarin Dressing

                             Cornbread Croutons

THURSDAY: Glazed Spam (Hubby’s request 🙂  recipe coming soon)

                          Homemade mashed potatoes

                          English peas

FRIDAY: Jazzed Up Meat & Potato Casserole  

                  Green Beans

                  Crescent Rolls

SATURDAY: Leftover Jazzed Up Meat & Potato Casserole

                          Pear Salad

I can’t tell you what a joy it is to not have to think about dinner menu’s this week! I’m so excited, I’m going to go ahead and get next’s weeks menu ready now! Now my time is free to complete a thrift store makeover I’ve been working on! Be sure to pop back in Thursday for that project!

Print this menu.

My printable is purposefully plain, black and white with few graphics so you won’t need a lot of printer ink. You will find space under each day for you to jot down your needed grocery items for those meals.

Weekly Menu #1. Soup, Salad and Casserole. Find the complete printable menu at intelligentdomestications.com

PLEASE, feel free to share your weekly menu with us in the comments below! Let’s help each other work smarter not harder. 

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  1. I thrive on a weekly menu and cannot function properly without one. On occasion when I don’t have one, meals are usually late because I spin around in the kitchen not knowing what I am about. I am glad you are already seeing the benefits of it and is having time to complete other projects!

  2. This is so helpful. I feel like I’m always asking the hubby “what do you want for dinner?” With a long pause from him after….”I don’t care, I don’t know”. This takes the guess work out of it! Thanks for sharing!

  3. The first thing I noticed was the picture with carrots in it. My picky eater daughter loves carrots so I’m always on the look out for ways to incorporate them into meals.

  4. I have been threatening my family for years that I am going to meal plan.LOL, but it never seems to happen. I guess I was thinking everything had to be from scratch and it had to look like the Pioneer Woman. Thanks for not making look so scary.

  5. I would like to plan the menus but I never seem to do it. This is a great reminder for me. There is just the two of us in the house so I’ve gotten lazy….

  6. Yum! Your menu sounds great. We have a chalkboard wall in our kitchen, and when I do menu plan, I write it there. It helps for it to stay simple and for the whole family to see it.

  7. Once upon a time I made weekly menus and grocery lists and was on top of the game. Lately I’ve been letting it slide a little, so this is a great way to get me going again. And it gives me great ideas to add to my own menu. Tonight’s dinner is roasted salmon fillets served over a spring salad mix. Now I just need to get the rest of the week sorted. Thanks!

  8. LOVE this idea! I’ve been meaning to do something like this, but I have yet to get around to it. Looks like some great food options here. Hope all goes smoothly with your menu execution this week!

  9. Omg! These all sound delish!! But I’m an odd ball and actually love leftovers and that jazzed up meat and potatoes left over recipes looks and sounds amazing!! Definitely trying that one 🙂

  10. I am intrigued by the glazed Spam recipe. My husband and I eat Spam with our eggs and enjoy it but I never thought to eat it as a main dish for dinner so I’m looking forward to that post.

  11. I love this idea. As a busy wife, mom and business woman I always feel a shortage on time. This typically results in my texting hubby to bring home food. But, we all know that isn’t very healthy. Thanks for the ideas!

    1. We do that from time to time also. It’s ball season for the grandson’s so I really need to plan ahead to manage meal prep. I’m already finding menu planning to be a blessing.

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