Menu Plan Your Butt Off {MendingJen}

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off

Shrinkers, I have been absent from the menu planning lately! When last I was here, I was still Jen in Real Life but I have since started a new blog and changed my twitter handle! I am now @mendingjen and can be found blogging at Listen.Learn.Love.Mend! Many of you may not know, but on November 17th I had knee and ankle surgery. I have been out of commission. In fact, I have not lifted a finger to do any work in the kitchen since surgery and I am not likely to return to full duty anytime soon! I am in a cast until December 27th. YES, you read that correct, I will still be in a cast (and still under doctor’s order for no weight on ankle) for Christmas.

I am the luckiest wife and mother on the whole planet (yep, I said that too and I believe it)!!! My husband and daughter have taken over ALL kitchen duties. I just make lists and help every one stay on task! The husband is a great cook, so again, me = LUCKY!

On the Menu:

Monday: Spaghetti and Meatballs with a Salad
Tuesday: Baked Mustard Chicken (similar to THIS) and green veg
Wednesday: Steak, baked potatoes and salad (Q’s Christmas Concert)
Thursday: Eggs over Chorizo & Potato Hash
Friday: Chinese My Way Stir-fry (any uncooked veggies from the week, plus some water chestnuts & snow peas, maybe some chicken or beef, all sauteed in a wok with teryaki & soy sauces served over rice)

Misc. Foods (prepared for lunches, snacks, or hunger attacks):
minestrone soup
Meatball Subs (leftover meatballs from Monday’s dinner are perfect for lunches)
Chicken Salad (bake an extra chicken breast on Tuesday to turn into chicken salad sandwiches for Wednesday lunch)


  • 2 pounds pasta
  • tomato sauce (we make our own)
  • teriyaki sauce
  • soy sauce
  • can of water chestnuts
  • Rice
  • dried beans
  • diced tomatoes
  • loaf of bread
  • parmesan cheese
  • mustard
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 6- boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-pound steak of choice
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 3/4-pound chorizo sausage
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • lettuce (at least 2 heads)
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • snap peas
  • garlic
  • broccoli
  • misc. green veg (whatever looks good when we hit the produce store)
  • sub rolls (from the bakery)
  • PLUS – seasoning you probably have in your pantry


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  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    Hi, great meal plan! I tried linking up but it was telling me the back link wasn’t working.  It IS linked but it still won’t let me, no biggie.  Have a great week!

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Sorry about the linky not working! I’m going to fix it now!! Give me just a sec :)

    • Christy_TheSistherhood

      Okay, backlink and linky have been updated with the correct link! Sorry :)