Menu: March 24-31

Mr. Moon has hit the jackpot with hours at his new job, 5 days this week and almost all closing shifts (which means more guaranteed hours). Of course, it also means he's left the house before he's supposed to be serving his parental units dinner, which means a week full of crockpot and casserole meals.

With the end of Lent, we're still observing the No Meat on Friday rule for the parental units. We'd been hoping to have a family Ham dinner on Easter, but Mr. Moon's big brother won't be coming down from Seattle until later in the week, Mr. Moon has to work, and none of our friends can come Sunday evening anyway, so we've postponed Ham Dinner night until next Tuesday. We're having Seafood Sunday at Mum's request, instead. I'm going to take some time this week to think up some delicious side dishes to go along with the ham (especially since I'm not a big fan of ham and don't typically eat it, so I want the sides to be flavorful and hearty enough for a decent meal on their own--or maybe I'll cook myself a steak). The ham leg is also WAY more than we can possibly eat in one meal, so I'm expecting Mr. Moon to slice and chip it up before storing it, and I'll make quiche for everyone else for the next morning.

What's on the menu?

Breakfasts: Eggs in a nest, Eggs over Polenta, cottage cheese & pineapple.

Lunches: Turkey Sandwiches, wonton soup, leftovers.

Snacks: Fruit, hardboiled eggs, cheese, mushrooms.

Monday: Sloppy Joe [vegetarian; lentils; crockpot; freezer]

Tuesday: On Your Own; the 'Rents are going to a friends' for card night, Mr. Moon and I will have guests over reorganizing the garage so we're going to pick up a Costco pizza. [OYO]

Wednesday: French Onion Soup [soup; traditional; pressure cooker]

Thursday: Chicken Enchiladas, using pre-shredded chicken from the freezer [bird; casserole; freezer]

Friday: Last Friday of Lent! Clam Chowder [seafood; soup; crockpot]

Saturday: Roast chicken (rosemary, garlic honey glaze), roast potatoes, green beans [bird; traditional; freezer]

Easter Sunday: Might be doing a nice brunch with some friends before Mr. Moon has to work; dinner is Seafood Lasagna (krab and shrimp, maybe scallops too) with white sauce [seafood; casserole; freezer]

What's on your menu this week? Need planning suggestions? I'll be linking up at, if you need other ideas!


  1. Congratulations on a new job for the Mr! That's wonderful. Your menu plan is great! I used to be organized enough to make a menu each week, but I've slipped out of the habit and I cook more "off-the-cuff." It's definitely a money-saver to be more organized. I hope you have a lovely Easter celebration!


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