weekly menu plan // november 2

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It’s been at least a year since I’ve meal planned regularly.  This year has been so chaotic that we’ve found ourselves eating a lot of fast and frozen foods.  This is the first year in many that we didn’t have a garden.  We had the land tilled and ready to prep then Dad was diagnosed and we knew we wouldn’t have time between him and Brynlee so we decided against it.  I look forward to it next year!  Now that Daddy has passed away and Brynlee is doing so well, I find myself ready for a routine again.  I have a lot of empty time on my hands that I haven’t had in months.  I am craving some sense of normalcy in my life.  I’m tired of the chaos and busyness and ready to be intentional with my time now that I have the opportunity.  For 10 months, I focused on getting Brynlee healthy, keeping her healthy, and taking care of Dad.  It’s time to get back to life and that includes cooking more often.

weekly menu plan itsgravybaby

Since we just spent $500 on groceries, I am definitely going to cook this week!  Here’s what’s on the menu:


Cupcakes (yes, Bryson & Bella had leftover Halloween cupcakes for breakfast today!)
Eggs, Toast, Fruit
Yogurt, Fruit, Toast


Chipotle Bacon Roll-ups
Bagel Bites
Toasted Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit
Pizza Rolls
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit


Creamy Crockpot Chicken Alfredo (new recipe we are trying)
Mexican Chicken & Black Bean Filling served with tortilla chips
Baked Ham, Mac & Cheese, Mashed Potatoes
Pork Tenderloin, Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potatoes


Cherry Cheesecake
No Bake Energy Bites

Menu Plan, Week of May 27

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After 3 hours of fitful sleep, I decided to throw in the towel and face the morning… at 4:30AM.  Considering that I am not a morning person at all, even I am surprised.  It was just one of those nights where my brain refused to shut off.  It was another beautiful weekend and a long one at that.  I hope you had a fabulous Memorial day and took a bit of time to remember what it is really all about.  We spent time with our friends and family at the campground, out on the boat, relaxing and chatting and grilling, making memories, and checking things off our summer bucket list.


  • cereal
  • snacks on the boat
  • chicken wings, fries
  • s’mores for dessert


  • up late, skipped breakfast
  • hot dogs, cheese slices, & snacks at the river
  • grilled steak, chicken, & sausage kabobs


  • scrambled eggs with cheese, strawberry smoothies
  • macaroni & cheese, pinto beans, fish sticks (leftover kabobs for me)
  • grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans
  • watermelon for dessert


  • baked oatmeal
  • corn dog muffins (from freezer)
  • grilled chicken, veggies


  • strawberry muffins
  • chicken fingers, fries
  • 3 cheese lasagna (from freezer)


  • scrambled eggs with cheese, pancakes
  • southwest roll-ups (from freezer)
  • grilled rib-eyes or cook-out at the river


  • biscuit & gravy, eggs, sausage
  • snacky lunch
  • grilling at the river

What’s on your menu this week?


Weekly Meal Plan – May 20 – 26

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Another beautiful weekend has come to an end.  It was the best one I’ve had in a while..  Things are starting to fall back into place, if only bit by little bit.  We spent the entire weekend with our family and friends at the river.  We grilled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The kids played in the pool, the sun was shining, our family was together, and I could feel our hearts lighten.  Bryson spent the night with Aunt Brandi Friday night then with his Nana & Pop Saturday night.  He didn’t like it when he finally had to come back home yesterday.  The weekend ended with a few hours out on the boat, swimming, chatting, and enjoying the good company.  Both kids fell asleep on the way home and were so tuckered out that they went right to bed.  Justin and I watched a movie on Netflix before joining them.  We had to force ourselves to stay awake because we were tired enough to go to bed at 8PM.

our view from the boat Sunday

This is going to be a busy week!  We have three graduations and decoration on Sunday.  Flowers, anyone? Lots of ‘em too!  Justin and I have to part ways for the first time ever (seriously!) and I’m not quite ready for that.  He’s going to take Bryson with him for the weekend (his brother is graduating) and Bella will stay with me.  Maybe he’ll pick out a nice gift for me since they say distance makes the heart grow fonder?  LOL  I won’t count on it.  I’m sure we’ll make it apart for a few days, but I’ve never been away from Bryson for more than a day either.

Anyways, on to our menu for the week!


Strawberry smoothies, waffles
Cinnamon & brown sugar oatmeal
Toast, eggs
Pancakes, strawberries


Grilled cheese sandwiches
Refried bean & cheese roll-ups
Fish sticks, mac & cheese
Leftovers (x2)


Cookout at river (x2)
Homemade Cheeseburger macaroni (didn’t get to this last week)
Grilled Chicken, & Veggies
Grilled Quesadillas
Southwest Roll-ups
Meatloaf Meatballs

Whatcha eating this week?