Monday’s Menu

I cannot even believe it is November already!

Remember when you were young and thought time just inched by? It seemed to take soooo long for the weekend to come or a holiday.

Now I just seem to blink and months have gone by.

And my children are so old, but I’m not (well, at least in my head…). How does this happen?

OK, enough of things that we have no control over- on to menu planning!

Monday- Deli sandwiches, chips, vegetables and dip

Tuesday- Chipolte turkey sausage, Cheesy Chili Rice, steamed broccoli, sliced tomatoes

Wednesday- Sausage and Lentil Stew, Quick Breadsticks, salad

Thursday- Oven BBQ chicken, roasted vegetables, Parmesan Rice Cakes, salad

Friday- Homemade shell’s and cheese, salad, apple and berry crisp

Saturday- Burgers on homemade buns*, oven fries, vegetables and dip

Sunday- Shepherd’s Pie (made from roasted vegetables from Thursday)

*I’ve been making buns with the dough from the Quick Breadsticks- it works great!



  1. Jami you are making my menu planning so easy! Everything you make just looks so delicious that at least two items end up on my next week’s menu. I’m adding the saussage and lentil stew to next week’s plan, as well as the cheesy chili rice.

    This week we are trying your french beef stew. I actually made a double batch of it yesterday. Half is now in the freezer for one of those emergency nights, and the other will be dinner as soon as I remember to defrost the rolls! I also cooked up a batch of the lemon garlic roasted veggies, so that I can make the bisque one night this week as well.

    Thanks for all the ideas!

  2. Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says:

    I’m so glad you are liking the recipes, Jenelle!

  3. I love your blog! I am challenged when it comes to organization. I would be interested to see a post about how your organize your recipes, your coupons and any tips on how you actually come up with your menu plans.

    When you have sausage for dinner, how do you prepare it? Just grill it? We don’t usually have sausage…


  4. Jami @An Oregon Cottage says:

    Great ideas- I’ve actually been thinking about posting on those topics. I’ll move it to the top of my to-do list!

    We like turkey sausage, and I try to stay away from lots of cured meats, so I buy raw turkey Italian sausages for $2-$3 dollars. In the summer we grill, but in the winter I just broil them, though the smoke detector went off today! I also will just pan-fry them, they take only 15 minutes and are a quick meal.
    Thanks for the comment!

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