Menu Plan for the Week: 4/8 – 4/14 with Bunny Cake

Chicken Divan, Lightened Up

How last week’s menu went:

Last week went pretty well. I didn’t make the quiche, but I cannot seem to remember what we ate instead! I must be getting old, or I’m sleep deprived, or both. We also did not have a leftover night, and that was because our friends invited us over for a cookout. Sweet! It was a lovely time.

Oh, and I tried the Beautiful Burger Buns as hot dog buns, and it didn’t work out very well. They were very flat and not very soft. I wonder if I used too much flour. But we were able to laugh about it and enjoy the hot dogs anyway!

The Big-Batch Vegetable Soup  (I added a bay leaf and a parmesan rind while cooking) turned out great. I didn’t want to use a tablespoon of tomato paste this time, because I ended up wasting the rest of the can I used the last time. So I just used some pasta sauce instead (more than a tablespoon). I also added diced potato instead of the pasta I had planned. It was good!

Favorite meal from last week:

I couldn’t really decide, so I asked everyone else, and of those who could clearly verbalize a choice, here’s what we had:

Gabe picked the Homemade Pizza with a quick and easy crust, Ella picked the hot dogs, and Mr. RSS picked the Chicken Divan, Lightened Up (I increased the sauce amounts, used cheddar cheese, and added curry powder).

Bunny Cake

This Week’s Menu Plan

Sunday –  Easter Dinner with family! 

  • Glazed Baked Ham
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Bunny Cake (I didn’t make it exactly like the one from this link, but this is the same basic cake.) Mr. RSS grew up having this cake on Easter Sunday, so it has some family history. Grandma and the kids helped decorate it.


  • I got a free Artisan pizza from Domino’s Facebook offer! My sister was coming over for dinner with her kids, so she picked up a cheese pizza also.
  • raw veggies
  • grapes
  • leftover bunny cake


  • Ham and Cheese Omelet
  • green salad or fruit salad

Wednesday – A certain little boy is turning 6!


  • A friend is bringing us dinner. 🙂



  • Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole  (I’ll top it with french fried onions instead of whole wheat bread crumbs. Yep. And I might use macaroni instead of egg noodles this time, too.)
  • raw veggies and fruit
I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday, where you can find many more meal plans to check out!


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13 Responses to Menu Plan for the Week: 4/8 – 4/14 with Bunny Cake

  1. Your cake is adorable!! And I’m jealous of your free pizza!

  2. What a great idea for Easter! It is super cute!

  3. I love the Bunny Cake! It reminds me of the Bunny Cakes my mother made every Easter.
    Have a wonderful and delicious week!

  4. You always seem to have the cutest cake!

    … I am hungry again… Perhaps, I should read your menu plan before breakfast then I wouldn’t be snacking before bed!

    One real question, do you buy your veggies on one day during the week? If so, how do you keep them fresh? I’d like to “consolidate” my grocery shopping trips but then the greens don’t survive well at the end of the week…

    • Elizabeth

      I do buy my veggies in one day. Leafy greens are the most difficult to keep, esp. if you buy the bagged kind. In that case, moisture is your enemy and I have found that stuffing 1 or 2 halves of paper towels in among the leaves helps A LOT. You may need to put a new paper towel in every 2-3 days. I hope that helps!

  5. Your kitchen work puts me to shame! The cake is adorable.

    I love checking out your blog, often as a lurker, so just awarded you a Liebster. Here’s the link:

    Thanks so much for the great blog! You’re very inspiring!

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  7. Molly

    My birthday is in late March, and for many years when I was little, my mom made me this bunny cake. 🙂

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