I Love Mondays! {Large Family Meal Plans}

large family, large family blog, homeschool, homeschool blog, meal plans, large family meal plansI love Mondays.

I do. Really. I love a fresh start to the week. A clean slate. A new beginning (without all the pressure of resolutions). I look forward to the weekend as well, but really, Mondays are awesome.

In keeping with my goals, I managed to plan meals for the week (breakfast, lunch and dinner!) and school assignments are written out. My entryway is (still) clean and the living room too. Pantry and refrigerator are clean and organized. Today I will be cooking enough to put a few meals in the freezer (and hopefully taking photos so I can blog about it). And I better get to work soon, since today is early release and Mordecai and Avi will be home soon after lunch.

This week’s large family meal plans:


Breakfast: Cream of Wheat and peanut butter toast

Lunch: Tuna on flatbread, apple slices, carrots

Dinner: White Chicken Chili with cornbread


Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: Sack lunches (we’ll be running errands) PBJ’s, cheese sticks, granola bars, oranges, juice

Dinner: Lasagna, foccacia bread, salad


Breakfast: Oatmeal

Lunch: Homemade mac and cheese with bacon

Dinner: Homemade calzone, veggies, rice


Breakfast: Eggs and toast

Lunch: English muffin pizzas and apples

Dinner: Bean burritos (homemade refried beans), rice, chips, salsa


Breakfast: Oatmeaal

Lunch: Leftover bean burritos

Dinner: Beef stew and homemade biscuits

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18 thoughts on “I Love Mondays! {Large Family Meal Plans}”

  1. SOUNDS GOOOOD. I only have me to cook for and at times it is not worth the work but i do it anyway. what is left over is a meal for another day when i really don’t have time or too lazy to cook. i would rather cook for a large family.

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Most of my “homemade” meals I don’t use recipes for. I *am* working on a blog post about today’s cooking, though.

  2. Those sound yummy! I’m pretty sure I must have screwed something up with the Crockpot Peanut Chicken. I was very excited about it but it sooooo didn’t work out.

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      I don’t have any gluten free kids. We tried it for a while with Jubilee, Enoch and Apollo, but they were fine when we reintroduced wheat.

  3. I would love the recipe for your homemade refried beans! I love the Old El Paso cans I buy in the grocery store but at $2.59 per can (which only feeds me twice or the family once) I’m sure there is a more economical way to do it!! πŸ™‚

  4. Just curious, do Mordecai and Avi ever feel left out when you do fun stuff, projects etc. while they are at school? And does Mordecai still do Cub Scouts, has he crossed over to Boy Scouts?

    1. bakersdozenandapolloxiv

      Occassionally, but honestly, it all balances out. They have school field trips and far more cool art projects than we ever do at home. They also (too) frequently watch movies at school on Friday afternoons and come home with candy- either from their teachers or the bus drivers.

      I should also add that they don’t feel “different” for going school since Adalia and Judah also leave for school each morning.

      Mordecai is now a Boy Scout.

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