Menu Plan for the Week 9/25 – 10/1

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

How last week’s menu went:

I actually followed last week’s menu plan exactly. Woah.

Favorite meal from last week:

I really wanted to pick 3 favorites this week, but Mr. RSS convinced me that 2 is plenty when it comes to favorites, so I’m starting with the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili, which I simply adore. I first made it when I saw it in Family Fun Magazine, but when I went to look for it this time, I could not find the magazine nor could I find the recipe on Family Fun’s site, so Danielle saved the day by posting the recipe! And even though I am usually a toppings-kind-of-girl,  I really like this chili as-is, or with just a little cilantro. I did double the beans. I might cut the orange zest in half next time. 4 of the 5 of us like it.

The Portobello Mushroom Burgers were the other favorite. I stuck a big slice of grilled red pepper on mine. Yummy! Mr. RSS decided to double the marinade on these. They had lots of flavor! 4 of the 5 of us liked this one as well.

This Week’s Menu Plan



  • Green salad with beets and goat cheese (I’m making it like this recipe, except I’m using romaine lettuce that needs using up and canned beets from the pantry)


  • BBQ Country Style Ribs (Mr. RSS will likely finish them on the grill)
  • Cooked apples [Edit: I removed this recipe link because when I looked at the recipe tonight, I realized it was way off from how I make these (I should have read the recipe more closely!) I usually use peeled, sliced apples and cook them down in a saucepan with about 1/2 cup water, add a little sugar and cinnamon to taste, if desired.]
  • green beans




  • Homemade Pizza night!  I’ve been using this crust recipe, with part whole wheat flour. I also knead the dough after mixing.
  • Raw veggies


  • Brown Rice with Black Beans (I’m going to add some cumin and chili powder this time.) Toppings: Lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, cilantro)
  • Chips and salsa

Other Updates:

  • I’m having a MOPS playdate at my house this week. I am appropriately frightened. I am planning to clean and declutter every day, focusing on the living room and kitchen. I will not wait until the day before –  no, no, no. There’s nothing like guests coming over to give you that extra motivation! Yikes!

I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday, where you can find many more meal plans to check out!


10 Comments on “Menu Plan for the Week 9/25 – 10/1”

  1. Now that is organised! This looks like a really delicious menu plan – yum.

  2. Megan says:

    Don’t you just love Family Fun Magazine? I do. Your week looks tasty. We often have black beans and rice. I do cilantro and lime in my rice. Cumin and Chili powder sounds good too.

    • I do love Family Fun magazine! Lots of cute ideas and fun recipes. It’s the only magazine we get, and it was a gift, so that’s a bonus! LIME! I meant to put lime in the last time and forgot. I need to try that this time.

  3. Kathlynn says:

    Ok, I admit it. The chili looks WAY better than it sounded last week! I sense a shift toward Fall in some of your menu choices. Overall, they sound yummy as usual. Have fun and good luck with prep’ing for the MOPS!

  4. The chili does look super-duper yummy. . . I may have to steal it! 8)
    The photo is a work of art,too!

  5. Abigail says:

    I noticed the fun composition of the photo too. Love it!

  6. […] moved things around a bit last week. I made the pizza for lunch one day instead of dinner, and added the Pizza Penne Bake (I add […]

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