Weekly Menu Plan (Week of 2/7/16)

I was asked to share our weekly menus on the blog (and not just on Facebook), so I’m writing up this quick post!

Please comment below to let me know if you like it being shared on the blog. I also really hope you will share your menu plans in the comments section. We get such great ideas from each other!

Sunday – Pizza (one of my sons is out at a Superbowl party; the other is having friends over, so I’m making pizza for them and my daughter.)
MondaySpinach Enchiladas with pico de gallo 
Tuesday – Cabbage & Beef Soup in the Slow Cooker (similar to my unstuffed cabbage, but even more simple since you don’t have to roll out the meatballs)
WednesdayChicken & Rice (one-pot dish) with TBD vegetable side dish (depends what looks good / is on sale at ALDI later today)
Thursday – Pizza, side salad (having pizza twice in one week is not ideal, but if I try to skip our standing Thursday pizza night, I’ll have a mutiny on my hands!)
Friday – Salmon, roasted sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, salad
Saturday lunch – Deli roll, homemade coleslaw (small lunch because there is a big kiddush at shul this week and at least one or two of our kids will probably be at friends’ houses afterward anyway)


  1. I’m so happy that you shared this on the blog. Meal planning is what brought me to your blog in the first place, and I’m not on Facebook. I also really liked the guest post on meal planning last week. In addition to money, I need to work on budgeting my time (which is why I don’t have Facebook), so the tips on meal planning are much appreciated & very helpful.
    Thanks for all that you do!

  2. Lisa Helprin says

    I too am not on Facebook and love reading your plans and suggestions in your blog.

  3. Thank you for posting on the blog! Baruch HaShem. 🙂

  4. Michal Mendelsberg says

    Sounds like I’m not alone, but I too am not on Facebook and am really happy when you share things on the blog/email!


  5. I’m also not on Facebook. Thanks for posting this here it is always good to get dinner ideas!

    I’m always looking for lunch ideas for picky eaters too!

  6. Does this mean you do grocery shopping just once a week, since you’ve already planned Shabbat? I HATE the pre-Shabbat shopping, but I’ve never planned it a week before. What do you do about produce?

    • Mara Strom says

      In theory yes. But in practice – we often have to make a Thursday stop. (Also, we can’t do everything at one store — we do at least two stores, and sometimes a third — on Sunday. Sigh.)

  7. Thanks for sharing. Here’s my tentative menu got the week
    Sunday: salmon, rice and green salad
    Monday: hamburgers, sweet potato fries and salad
    Tuesday: bean chile in tacos, onion soup (or another soup from my freezer stock)
    Wednesday: homemade falafel in pita, lentil soup
    Thursday: it’s the same every week just like you. Homemade. Pizza, mushroom barley soup, salad
    I don’t plan for shabbos in advance but we always do traditional menus
    Fri night: challa, hummus, fish, soup, chicken
    Shabbos lunch: challa fish cholent

    • Mara Strom says

      Looks great! Very similar to ours – from this and last week! I’m impressed that you also make soup and salad for your pizza night.

      • We don’t always end up having the soup when it’s on the menu. Depends on my mood. When we have, it comes from my freezer stock. I make 3 or 4 big pots of soup at different points during the month and then freeze in quart size freezer ziplocs which is perfect size for our family. A couple times a week, I grab a bag from the freezer and within 45 minutes or less it defrosts and heats up. One of the best time saving uses for my big freezer

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