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March 14, 2011

picklebums weekly menu plan

When I posted my monthly menu plan printable last week I got such a great response. Who would have thought a few lines and some pretty colours could make so many of us happy and just a little more organised!

But many of you told me that you shopped or planned on a weekly or fortnightly basis, that a month was too long. So here you go, here’s a weekly and fortnightly version! Click here for the weekly menu plan (above) and here for the fortnightly plan (below) to download a printable pdf document.

fornightly menu plan

I also had a lot of people ask me what was on our menu, so here are a few of our favourite meals at the moment…

Mexi Bake – this Planning With Kids recipe never fails to been eaten in our house and is a standard Monday night dinner because I can prepare it at lunch time and just turn the oven on low when we leave for ballet and come home to dinner ready and waiting!

Meat and Vegie Loaf – a variation on standard meatloaf just add a variety of grated vegies and top with mashed potatoes once it is cooked.

Zucchini and Potato Fritters – it is Zucchini season here at the Pickle Farm so we are eating as many as we can while we can pick them fresh from the garden.

Beef and Veggie Triangles – at the moment our favourite variation is adding taco flavouring and a little cheese. Sprinkle the top of the pastry with some parmesan cheese and bake, then have a BIG bowl of sour cream for dipping!

Banana Cake – Despite the fact that none of my kids like bananas as a fruit, they love my basic banana cake. I add a bit of cinnamon and lemon icing and it’s usually all gone before the end of the day.

So what are you eating at your place this week?

{ 13 comments }

Ms_MotorbikeNut March 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Menu Planners are great I use them all the time.

I also have what is called a Weekly Planner that lists every thing we are doing that week including down to what shows that way he or I can see at a glance when I’m studying or if there is something else on with out having to check with each other what is happening in the comming days.

I might actually put that up on my own blog in the next week or so.

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

PlanningQueen March 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm

We love your triangles and will often use left over spag bol sauce to make them.

katef March 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

ah if only my kids all ate spaghetti bolognaise because I’m with you, that would be delish in the triangles!

keepcatebusy (Cate) March 14, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Love the printables – I’m experimenting with weekly meal planning at the moment as a way to get myself in order…so will give these a try too (although, sometimes it’s better if the kiddos don’t know in advance what’s on the menu – they think it’s their opportunity to give me their opinion!!)
We had persian couscous for dinner tonight – I enjoyed it (variable response from said kiddos :-))
xxxCate

Meegan March 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Thanks! I LOVE the colours :) Just printed a heap off to work with. Although I love the thought of using things like the Google calendar, I need to use a pen/pencil and paper for this type of thinking/planning. So, again thanks!

xo

christine January 13, 2013 at 3:23 am

Like this but sunday gets cut, it is a little too big for a regular sheet.

katef January 14, 2013 at 8:34 am

Hi Christine,
If you choose ‘shrink to printable area’ (or similar) on your pdf printer menu, then it should shrink to fit whatever size paper you are using.

Hope that helps.

Kelly February 1, 2013 at 2:50 am

Love the 2 week planner! Will be laminating it to use with dry erase markers. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa March 14, 2013 at 7:41 am

What does the (what’s on?) circle mean

katef March 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

I write the dates in the circles and use the ‘what’s on’ squares on the weekly planner to note down things that affect my meal planning. So things like when we having dancing till late, if my husband will be on night shift, if we will be out for dinner or have guests… that sort of thing :)

Deanne December 24, 2013 at 8:01 pm

I’ve tried everything to make this menu planner print but…won’t. It’s cutting off half of the page? My settings are 8.5 x 11 in. Any suggestions.

katepickle December 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Make sure your printer settings are for landscape not portrait and make sure you check ‘shrink to printable area’ in the pdf printer settings box before you print… hope that fixes it.

Gabrielle January 13, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Thanks for sharing, I love the bright colors! I’m trying really hard to implement menu planning this year. I started with your weekly planner but switched to the fortnight version after realizing that planning breakfast and lunch doesn’t really work in our house. It’s also been encouraging me to dig out all of those recipes I’ve wanted to try for so long, we found three new favorites in the last couple of weeks!

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