Menu Plan Monday – September 14th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 13, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I’m writing tonight from my new office.  My old office was really my desk in the guest bedroom…and I’ve kicked myself out. 


I decided to move my desk to a different spot in the house rather than share my office with the baby room (and eventually have to work in the dark while baby sleeps).  Just didn’t see that working out.

So we decided to do some furniture rearranging…went through plans A – F…and finally settled on what will work for us when baby comes!  It seems so close, but still so far off…only 9 weeks left!

So from the new office, I share this week’s meal plan…

Monday - Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

TuesdayLentil Brown Rice Casserole (Recipe Idea from Gayle at the Grocery Cart Challenge!)

Wednesday – Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

ThursdayZesty Slow Cooker BBQ (Using Beef Roast instead of chicken)

Friday – Carbo Load party for Hubs’ marathon!

Saturday – Church Picnic/Potluck (bringing dessert)

Sunday - Blogger’s Day at the Reds Game

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!

All the BEST menu plans can be found every week at!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tricia September 13, 2009 at 9:54 pm

Great idea doing the slow cooker BBQ with those on sale beef roasts!


Jolene September 13, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I am due in 9 weeks, as well. I have been working hard to get the freezer stocked with prepped food or easy to cook foods. We have also been working on getting the house in order.

My husband is a student, so we had the crib set up before he started back to school in the middle of August! LOL Feels good to have it done, but I am already trying to figure out how we are going to make room for the rest of the baby gear!


Gayle@GroceryCartChallenge September 14, 2009 at 12:30 am

Hey, Thanks for the shout-out. We like that recipe alot around here.


Susie's Homemade September 14, 2009 at 5:25 am



Catherine September 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

A friend of mine had her baby last year and she has her computer set up in the room next door to the baby’s room…. and the keyboard wakes the child up every time! Definitely a good idea to not share that space. :-)


Liz@HoosierHomemade September 14, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Congrats on your “new” office! Your menu looks yummy as always :)


Becky L. September 16, 2009 at 10:08 pm

Thanks for you inspiration, Erin.


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