I.R.L. The Family’s Gotta Eat

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In Real Life, it’s Monday. And it’s the last week of the month. And everyone in the family still insists they eat. Every day. At home. Sooooooo, here’s this week’s I.R.L. menu for you!


  • Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos
  • Lunch: tuna sandwiches, veggie sticks, apple slices
  • Supper: Chicken Fajitas (made with leftover chicken from Saturday night)


  • Breakfast: Cereal & Fruit
  • Lunch: Homemade Vegetable-Beef Soup (using leftover beef from Sunday)
  • Supper: Chicken Patties & French Fries (compliments of my daughter who’s coming to dinner) Baked Beans, Veggie Tray


  • Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal & Yogurt
  • Lunch: PBJ Sandwiches, chips, apple slices
  • Supper: Black Beans & TexMex Fixin’s (crockpot meal since I’m doing my big shopping that day and we have Bible Study that evening)


  • Breakfast: Whole Wheat Toast & Fruit
  • Lunch: Sloppy Joes, pretzels, carrot/celery sticks
  • Supper: KOTO probably beef/bean burritos or leftovers (Date Night!!!)


  • Breakfast: Blueberry Muffins, Yogurt, Fruit
  • Lunch: Leftovers
  • Supper:  Pizza Night


  • Breakfast: Waffles
  • Lunch: Leftover Pizza
  • Supper: Fall Harvest Party at a friend’s house (need to take a side dish – any suggestions?)


  • Breakfast: Bagels & Fruit
  • Dinner: Chicken Pot Pie, Tossed Salad, WWBread, Pumpkin Bars (Basket Dinner at Church)
  • Popcorn Supper

It may be the end of the month, but by doing a little planning prior to the start of a new month, there’s always something to feed my crew. Having a shopping plan, menu plan, and menu options written down is a HUGE stress-buster for me.

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Do you plan your meals? For a week? Two? A Month? Share your best tips!

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This post was just one in my month-long series of sharing 31 days of glimpses into my real life. Thanks for visiting! You’ll find all my I.R.L. visits by clicking on the coffee cup. 

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  1. I love the theme of your 31 Days series! I didn’t do one this time (or I should say attempt one as I didn’t get very far in my previous attempts). When I menu plan, I find I do best doing it one week at a time. Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Thank you, Jean ๐Ÿ™‚ I plan out my meals for a whole month, and then fine tune the menu plans each week. I’ve slipped lately and have been enjoying how much better our days flow now that I’m getting back to it.
      And just so you know you are not along, my previous attempts at the Write31 challenge were not all that successful either. That’s why this low-key, let’s see type of series for me this year. I’m glad you are enjoying it. Blessings!

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