Menu Plan Monday

Our family does not eat eggs, dairy, nuts, and mushrooms due to allergies. If you have AWESOME recipes with very basic ingredients that will easily feed a large family, please share links in the comments.

Menu planning is often a source of frustration for me these days. I really would love for our meal times to be much more simple and less stressful. I have a hard time pleasing everyone at meal times and as a consequence, I am not enjoying our meals much anymore.

I didn’t mean for this to be all depressing, but I am being honest. Between the various allergies in the house and Elisha not being able to make up his  from day to day what he likes and doesn’t like to eat due to his autism and sensory issues, meal time is not what it could be.

I don’t always share our menu’s because sometimes they just aren’t very interesting and other times, I am not prepared enough to plan a whole week in advance. I am excited to be doing a little bit of advanced planning this weekend, so here is a rough idea of what our menu will look like for this week.


For breakfasts we will rotate through these favorites.

  • Pancakes and Fruit
  • Oatmeal and Fruit
  • Toast and Fruit


For yummy lunches we will dish up homemade soup, a variety of sandwiches, and some fresh cut vegetables.

  • Soup and Sandwiches Veggie Platters

Main Dishes

This meals are in no particular order, but they will all be cooked from scratch.

  • BBQ Chicken
  • Spaghetti
  • Beef Stew
  • Hamburger Gravy and Mashed Potatoes
  • Shepherds Pie
  • Honey Garlic Pork

If you have picky eaters or you struggle with a not so perfect menu and meal time I would love to hear how you deal with it (or maybe just to know that I am not alone).

Happy American Thanksgiving this week.

I am linking this post up with Menu Plan Monday. Check out what everyone else is cooking this week.

4 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday”

  1. Hey,

    No practical advice but wanted to send you some virtual support for a fellow Canuck! I find the meal planning even with almost no allergies in the house. I can’t imagine how patient you must be to figure it out every week.

    Hope this week’s plan is a hit. :)

    1. Hi Erin,

      Thank you for the virtual support. I do find it difficult to menu plan. Usually I just wing it as the week goes as I find it stressful to do the menu planning, but sometimes I get my act together.


    1. Hi Jenn,

      Hamburger gravy is really simple. You fry up some hamburger with spices, add some flour, add some water and you have gravy. You could use beef broth instead of water. You could include onions when you are frying the hamburger.

      Let me know if you have any questions.


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