Menu Plan Monday + Lemonpalooza

This week I’m taking advantage of some of my freezer meals that I made a couple of weeks ago. I promise I will get that post up at some point. I finally took the rest of the pictures at least! It’s going to be a busy week with a few extra activities for the holidays–it’s starting already!

I was also able to gather a TON of lemons from a neighbors tree. That tree was LOADED and we barely made a dent! I’m calling it our Lemon-palooza. She was giving them away because she just can’t use them up fast enough.

I got all these lemons from a neighbor! We LOVE lemons and I’ve got lots of plans for them.

First on the list was to make some homemade lemonade! I’ve actually never made it (that I can remember anyway) but my resourceful and excited son got online, found a video tutorial, and with very little help from me made up a batch. It was delicious! I also made some lemon cookes that I’ll be sharing the recipe for next week. And I juiced and zested some others so I could freeze those and have on hand for recipes throughout the year. I’m also hoping to make these Lemon Blueberry Muffins–they are one of my daughter’s favorites! Also on my list…lemon curd and lemon bars. I may also try some of these tasty looking recipes from Dandy Fresh Produce. We LOVE lemon around here!

Now on to this week’s menu plan:

Monday: Light Loaded Baked Potato Soup, garden salad, garlic bread. This soup is SO tasty. I love that I could make it ahead and all I had to do was thaw and heat it up. It tastes great and is one of my family’s favorites!
Tuesday: Chicken Pot Pie, garden salad
Wednesday: Slowcooker Barbecue Ribs (I will take pictures so I can write a post about it at some point–this is SO easy and good–starts as a freezer meal then is a slowcooker meal!), garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli
Thursday: Chicken Caesar Salad with parmesan seasoned walnuts (a new recipe I’m trying)
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: Special activity–no cooking for me
Sunday: Leftovers/TBA

What’s on your menu this week? For more menu plan ideas, check out OrgJunkie.


  1. says

    MPM definitely keeps me on track. I actually look forward to Mondays!
    We love lemons too! When we lived in San Diego, our neighbor would give us lemons from her trees. I used them to make lemonade, cleaning, and recipes.
    Your menu plan looks delicious.
    Have a wonderful week!


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