Back To School Menu & Lunch Box fun

(Recipe below. Photo by Winnie at Something Sweet-2nd most clicked link last week)

Welcome back to a new week of menu planning! This will officially be our first week back-to-school for all 3 girls. Last week was not a full week for anyone. It allows for easy transition back to school but honestly (it is my blog so I can speak honestly :) I would have preferred them to all start back full time all at once. It is actually more difficult and disruptive to have everyone starting at different times, etc. Can you tell that I use to homeschool? This is the first year that all are alway and I'm trying to adjust. 

I've included top clicked links from the past menu linky as promised. So don't forget to link up any recipe or your menu plan and you might get featured! Don't forget to check the printable coupons before you go shopping! 

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Monday- we didn't get to eat this last week so we are today. I forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer last week. It is out now and ready to go in the crock pot soon! Crock Pot Chicken(make extra for left overs and lunch meat), Baked Beans, Salad and Smore Brownies

Tuesday-No-bake Vanilla-Chocolate Cookie Cheesecake and Chicken Tostadas to use the leftover chicken from Monday.

Wednesday-Steak Stroganoff (always a hit and I need to add a photo to this post. I have one in the archives.) Side note- I very seldom eat beef but my family loves it. So when I make meals like this, I also cook chicken. I can cook it right with the beef and it won't bother me. I've been cooking this recipe for years and it is found in the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook. It is a great one to have on hand! We will also have salad with this meal and noodles to go with the Stroganoff. Sometimes I make mashed potatoes. I'll conduct a family poll and then decide which to cook!

Thursday- Ok you might think I'm cheating on this one but for Thursday I am going to pick something from Crystal's menu plan.(I'm thinking #3 or #4 this week) So many things to choose from and she is even featuring some of my recipes. What do you think? You must check it out and tell me what you are going to try. I'm going to poll my kids.  Click= 35+ EASY RECIPES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL TIME menu! 

Friday-I'm going on date night with hubby. But the kids can MYOP- Make Your Own Pizza! Yippee! It is one of their favorites that they can make when I'm not around. Easy and they love being creative with their pizza. I do make sure that I have all their favorite toppings on hand. This is a great meal that works when they have friends over WHICH happens on the weekends.

WEEKEND- Sorry no plans for me. We usually eat leftovers and people are always coming and going. Check out my list of personal recipes and pick something to make!

Back-To-School Menu Plans
*Meals & lunch ideas-lunch sushi recipe can be found at this link
*3 Boards of Back-To-School meals & easy lunch ideas

*Back To School Lunches & Printable-Most clicked link from my last week Menu link up! Please go visit my new friend, Domesblissity from "Down Under" in Australia

Lunch Box Snacks
* New York Style Bagel Crisps
*Fruit, fruit and more fruit
*Back To School Push Pop Snacks- control the snacks in these containers
*veggies and ranch dip (ranch powder mixed with plain greek yogurt)

I link up at and always check out 3 Boys and a Dog menu!

Link up your recipes & menu plans! Top clicked will get featured next week. Grab the code and add the linky to your blog post! It is a great way to get extra traffic to your blog AND you can have all of the recipes linked up right on your blog.


  1. Hi Susie
    Thanks soooooooooooo much for featuring my No-bake Cookie Cheescake.
    I'm very honored :)
    And thanks for another party

  2. Thanks Suzie so much for the feature. I hope your readers pick up a few ideas!

    Anne xx

  3. Good Morning Susie,
    School starts earlier every year, seems like summer just started. Your menu looks great and thank you for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  4. Where can I find those great divided clear/white lunch containers show in the picture above? Love all your wonderful recipes.

  5. I would love to eat at your house. The lunches and dinners look wonderful!

    Thank you so much for joining my Back to School Traditions Link UP!


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