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Avoid 5:00 Worry With A Meal Plan

by | Aug 31, 2015 | Grocery Tips, Meal Plans | 3 comments

It’s back to school time.  Summer is ending and soon fall weather will be here.  I myself am more of a summertime girl, but there’s plenty to love about fall, too!  It means more soup, pumpkins, and apples on the meal plan.

Menu Plan

This week I was able to pick up the pork we had processed, so there will be plenty of that on the menu.  I am hoping to be able to go to the apple orchard soon and get some bushels of apples.  And my plan to get less comfortable and plan ahead better mean that I will be making more breakfasts and less cereal.

I meal plan 2 weeks at a time.  I also try to keep it simple and double up on our favorite foods.

scrappy baked oatmeal


  • cereal  (I said I am going to do better, not completely abandon it!)
  • pancakes
  • Scrappy Baked Oatmeal
  • homemade breakfast bars
  • sausage omelets

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  • sandwiches (PB&J, lunchmeat, nutella and graham crackers)
  • salads
  • leftovers
  • cold pizza
  • peanut butter or cheese and crackers
  • wraps
  • pumpkin muffins
  • yogurt or cheese
  • fresh fruits and veggies
  • pudding, cookies, chips, pretzels, or some sort of small treat

grilled pork chops


  • grilled pork chops
  • BLTs
  • chicken slop
  • lamb ham
  • hamburgers
  • pizza x 2
  • ham & beans
  • salmon
  • grilled chicken x 2
  • tacos x 2
  • spaghetti
  • Sides will include grilled corn on the cob, grilled peaches, potatoes, rice, homemade mac & cheese, fresh veggies and salads

Treats and Desserts

  • ice cream
  • birthday cake (September is my birth month!  I can’t believe I’m already 29…again…!)
  • apple crisp
  • cookies
  • fresh fruit
  • rice cakes
  • graham crackers
  • s’mores

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Be sure to share your meal plan in the comments so we can…”borrow” your ideas, too!