Weekly Menu / Freezer Cooking Plan ~ 11/5

One of MY favorite bloggers is Jessica from Good, Cheap Eats and Life as Mom. I love the recipes she shares – they’re both easy to make and fabulously delicious. When her new cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook, was released earlier this fall, I pre-ordered it. It’s the first cookbook I’ve bought in a long time and the first book ever that I have pre-ordered. I’ve finally had a chance to look through it these last few days and my weekly menu this week is inspired by her cookbook.

The last two months I made a monthly meal plan. The first month I stuck to it really well, but last month failed miserably. So I’m back to a weekly plan for now…

Breakfasts ~

  • Breakfast Casserole that’s not Mushy
  • Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Pancakes (extra pancake mix for the fridge)
  • Nutella French Toast w Berries
  • Toast with Egg & Sausage
  • Fruit & Cinnamon Rolls
  • Yogurt Parfaits

You can find links to many of my breakfast recipes on my Favorite Breakfasts Pinterest Board

Lunches ~

  • Bean Burritos {extra beans for the freezer}
  • Nachos
  • PB & J Sandwiches
  • Left overs
  • Zesty Italian Melts {extra for the freezer}

Dinners ~

  • Canadian Bacon & Mushroom Calzones {Pizza dough from my freezer}
  • Baked Manicotti with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Thyme {From Jessica’s cookbook. I picked a bunch of green tomatoes that turned red! So I get to make one last batch of my fabulous Roasted Tomato Sauce.}
  • Split Pea Soup with Bacon & Thyme {from Jessica’s cookbook}
  • Ham Casserole from my Freezer Meal Exchange Group
  • Greek Chicken – my own recipe creation…
  • Chicken Fajitas on homemade tortillas {dough from my freezer}
  • Broccoli Gratin with Tarragon and Buttered Bread Crumbs {from Jessica’s cookbook}

While I haven’t actually made any of the recipes from this cookbook yet, I have made dozens of the recipes she shares on her blog. I’ll share one of these recipes with you after I make the dish. Do you see one that you’d like me to share? And do you have a favorite cookbook you’d like to share with me??

Linking up: MPM; Mostly Homemade Mondays;


  1. That sounds like a meal plan I could follow too. Let me know how the breakfast casserole that's not mushy comes out. That sounds like it could be good for freezing and serving for other days as well. Thanks for sharing with us! -Aubrey (Homemade Mondays)
    • I love that breakfast casserole. I make it a few times a year but I have never frozen it before. I've been thinking of trying it, but just haven't done it yet.

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