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Menu Plan Week of April 1

How to Create a Menu Plan - Tips for creating a menu plan

I have a printable weekly menu plan and shopping list that you can download to make organizing your meal plan and grocery shopping a little easier. I will be adding more printables in the next week, so you have more options to choose from.

This week I will be taking advantage of the leftovers from Easter dinner. If you need help using up your leftovers, I have roundups of Leftover Ham Recipes, Leftover Roast Recipes, and Leftover Mashed Potato Recipes.

Monday – I am going to make a twist on Shepherd’s Pie using ham and a white sauce. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Tuesday – I am going to use the leftover asparagus from our Easter dinner to make Asparagus Quesadillas.

Wednesday – I’ll use the ham bone to make Ham and Potato Crock Pot Soup with a garden salad.

ThursdayRapidly Roasted Herb Crusted Chicken with Vegetables

Friday – Pizza Hashbrown Casserole – recipe to be shared soon! I’ll serve it with a garden salad.

Saturday -Cream of Caramelized Onion and Cauliflower Soup and Garden Salad

SundayRapidly Roasted Herb Crusted Chicken with Vegetables. I will use the chicken bones to make broth in my slow cooker on Sunday night while I sleep and have a jump start on the next week.

If you need help getting started making a menu plan, you can read how I create menu plans, which includes mention of various methods I have used in the past. Another tool that is available to help is ZipList. I created a video, showing how I use ZipList to save recipes, make meal plans, and create shopping lists.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Ooh, thanks for the ham leftovers link! Right now, we are happily eating it ‘neat’ but the crock pot soup will come in handy. (Hamdy??)

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