Menu Plan Week of February 9th ~ Plus a Hot Breakfast Giveaway!

The Hot Breakfast Challenge continues at the Happy House. Last week we enjoyed pancakes, French toast, eggs, oatmeal, and cinnamon rolls. A hot breakfast does not have to be fancy, eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast and some fresh fruit is a delicious and healthy alternative to preservative laden pre-packaged breakfast products.

Last week I purchased Heavenly Homemakers Breakfast Cookbook to find more recipes for this challenge. This week Laura from Heavenly Homemakers has offered to give one away to you! This cookbook is filled with great recipes, pictures and ideas for a healthy breakfast.
Scroll down to the end of the post to find out how to enter and winThink Breakfast… Outside of the Box.

Menu Plan Week of February 9


Biscuits and Fruit, Whole Wheat Pancakes, and French Toast. I am going to try Laura’s Honey Oat Crunch Cereal recipe (which is technically not a hot breakfast, but it is healthy), and

Sandwiches, Cheese and Crackers, Smoothies, Mac and Cheese, Fruit and Veggies

Dinners (still working from my 30 Days of Meals you can find the links below)

Turkey Tacos
Fettucini Alfredo, Whole Wheat Rolls, Salad
Sloppy Joes, veggies, fruit, chips
Whole Wheat Pizza
Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Grilled Cheese

Here is my 30 Days of Meals list. The meals that are crossed off are ones we have already made for this 30 day period. I won’t cross off this weeks meals until I actually make them.

30 Days of Meals

If you need ideas to help you get started feeding your family a healthy breakfast, enter my contest to win a copy of Heavenly Homemaker’s eBook Think Breakfast… Outside of the Box. To enter leave me a comment on this post. I will choose a random winner on Saturday.


For almost 500 menu plans each week visit Organizing Junkie.

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  1. Breakfast – I’m working to be more creative during the week. The weekends are easier!
    Thanks for the chance to expand my menu options.

  2. Ok, now i’m really impressed b/c your post is up and it’s not even Monday yet!!! and that’s not just CA time.:)

  3. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I would love to win…
    Joy @ FiveJs

  4. The link came up with a problem. I would like to win also. I need a breakfast boost.

  5. Your menu looks great!
    I’m going to have to try the mexican skillet. YUM!

    I’d love to win that breakfast book! If I don’t I may just need to purchase it myself. I’m so desperate for new breakfast ideas!
    Thanks for hosting the hot breakfast challenge. I’m looking forward to finding some more great ideas 🙂

  6. I prepare breakfast every morning, and could certainly use some new ideas!

  7. I can always use more recipes, especiallky breakfast! I really appreciate all your menues and recipes! THANKS!

  8. Kenna Rogers says:

    My grandkids love for me to fix french toast for breakfast when they are here. Thanks! Your site is great!

  9. We really need to improve our breakfast choices. Right now we’re sad…very sad – and in the box!

  10. I could use some great ideas for breakfast! Thanks for the post and for the giveaway!

  11. Hi, I just discovered your blog and find it really fun and helpful. Just made your breakfast muffins yesterday for Sunday morning breakfast with blueberries. We enjoyed them, thanks! I have also tried your Pink Pasta and Chicken Mexican Skillet.
    The e-book sounds great! I am always looking for new ideas.
    Thanks. Tonja

  12. This sounds great. I am always looking for more meal inspiration.

  13. Breakfast seems to be difficult for me to not get into a rut. This would be great!

  14. Breakfast food is not my favorite food of the day, so I’m a little weak in this area. I need to get it together quick because baby #4 is due in the next 3 weeks. Thanks for the great ideas.

  15. This giveaway sounds great. I need help in the breakfast department!!

  16. Julie Krukemeyer says:

    Would love to win the cookbook! Not sure if I could make breakfast everyday but would love to try.

  17. Southern Gal says:

    After following Organizing Junkie and cleaning out my cookbooks, I have room for a new one!

  18. Your menu sounds great!

  19. I would love to win! I can use all the help I can get cooking ; )

  20. I would love to win the e-book! Thanks for the chance.

  21. Erin Stanford says:

    Sounds great! Thanks for the offer!

  22. Please enter me – many thanks!

  23. Since we are a cold cereal and poptart bunch, I would love this book. I need lots of help!

  24. I would love to win! Turkey Tacos sounds fantastic! YUM

  25. I love cookbooks! I haven’t heard of this one, and would love to add it to my collection! Thanks!

  26. I’ve made another batch of those great muffins from your site last week. They are great for a on-the-go breakfast. I’d love to get more ideas from this breakfast cookbook!

  27. Your menu for this week sounds wonderful! Very healthy and very yummy! I’m particularly intrigued by the Turkey Tacos…
    Today, I had my first hot breakfast for the challenge & it was wonderful – thank you for all your wonderful ideas!

  28. Your ebook would be very helpful to me!

  29. Sarah Jones says:

    This would be a wonderful book to win. My husband takes care of breakfast on the weekend but I have such a hard time during the week. I am trying though, last week I made muffins and eggs and hashbrowns!

  30. We had your sloppy joes for dinner and they were AWESOME! Made SO much, too, that we have a lot for leftovers!

    I’m going to start participating in the Menu Plan Mondays, simply because we go shopping Tuesday, and planning is half the battle. Getting it done and out of the way a day early will help 🙂

  31. oooo this would be great. Lunchs are leftovers & I’m good w/ dinner but unless its grits, eggs. or eggos I’m done w/ breakfast.

  32. I could always use ideas for breakfast! Thank you!

  33. I heart cookbooks!!

  34. Thanks so much for offering this! I’m stuck in the cereal rut. 🙁

  35. I’m not sure why, but I have a problem with coming up with anything out of the norm for breakfast! Cool giveaway! Thanks!

  36. ! I get a lot of inspiration for meal planning from your site- THANK YOU!

  37. 1. You may have convinced me to try the month of meals idea. I’m so frustrated with this family of mine and their menu problems … maybe not having to do it every month would help … I don’t know.

    2. I am happy to report, however, that Operation Eat All The Cereal is commencing nicely. I managed to have breakfast 4 or 5 days this week, and a handful of the others here joined in. Now … to dig out a new box of shredded wheat … 🙂

  38. I’m always up for a new cookbook! And I’m also trying to get new ideas out there for breakfast! Thanks!!!

  39. Oh, I stink at breakfast… my poor husband.
    And I’m going to have to try to the Bee Rocks… sounds yummmm.

  40. Only my youngest and I usually eat breakfast around here. Although my hubby sometimes has oatmeal at work. I like to serve breakfast for dinner!

  41. Would love to win. I have one child not willing to try much, so looking for new stuff to interest her. Thanks.

  42. K Cunningham says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal. Would love some new ideas! Thanks! :o)

  43. Oh – I love breakfast! It’s my favorite meal!

  44. Love your site! Breakfast is the fave meal of choice around here.. we even have it for dinner sometimes!1

  45. Oh, I definitely need some breakfast ideas. We usually eat either cold cereal and milk, or oatmeal. We crave variety!

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I’ve bookmarked both your salmon turnover recipe and your sloppy joe recipe. The whole household is excited to try them.

  46. Ashley S. says:

    This would be great for me since I’m expecting my first baby in June!

  47. I never think to add breakfast to my menu plan every week. I could really use some ideas for breakfast because my brain can’t go past cereal and waffles!

  48. I need help with breakfast!

  49. I would love a copy of the cookbook.

  50. Jennifer Call says:

    Sounds like a great little book-and nothings better than a yummy hot breakfast!!!

  51. I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas! Great giveaway!

  52. I would love to win the breakfast book! We eat a hot breakfast everyday, but we get stuck in a oatmeal vs eggs rut ALOT!

  53. HomeBizLiz says:

    Breakfast is my favorite meal, anytime during the day.
    We have breakfast for dinner at least twice a month.
    I could use some great new recipes.

  54. Oh I would love this! I have told the boys I am no longer buying cereal and they would have eat something else for breakfast. We are doing good so far but more ideas would be great!

  55. Would love to see some ideas of things to eat other than the usual staples around here– cereal!

  56. breakfast… ah I could use all the help I can get, seems we are stuck in a rut of pancakes and waffles.

  57. We are cutting back and moving away from cold cereal everyday so it requires more planning, but it’s way better in the long run! This book would really help us meet our goals and enjoy breakfast everyday.

  58. Sounds like something I could use!

    Just subscribed via email. Love your site!

  59. I’m stuck on scrambled eggs and “just add water” pancakes. I would love to have more ideas for breakfast.

  60. I would love to win this book and actually make breakfast for my family each morning instead of cold cereal or pop tarts etc. YUCK!!!! Thanks for the great contest!!!!

  61. Sounds like a great addition to my collection of cookbooks

  62. I would love to have this. I’m always at a loss.

  63. Your menu looks wonderful! I love making menus, but I also love seeing other menus because I can find great inspiration. You have some yummy looking meals!!

  64. i love contest! and love cook books!!

  65. I soooo need a copy of this…I hope I win!!

  66. Jill Gardner says:

    I can never have enough cookbooks…I would love to add this book to my growing collection!

  67. This sounds like a wonderful resource for great breakfasts.

  68. Loved the potato pancakes recipe. Brings back memories and I will make them soon. I love cookbooks and a breakfast cookbook would be a great addition to my collection.

  69. We eat cold cereal way too often around here, the pancakes look really easy AND yummy too.

  70. I’ve been enjoying your blog for awhile, and am also trying to get my family to eat healthy and cheaper breakfasts. My biggest problem is getting up early enough to prepare a breakfast. For some reason, my baby thinks she should get to nurse first thing every morning. I did however, make OATMEAL this morning, but sadly, only my kids went hungry. OH well, someday they will be hungry enough to eat it.

  71. This sounds great. I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas. “Regular” breakfast items just don’t fill my boys up enough!

  72. I would love to win this breakfast cookbook! I am always in the mood for some new ideas!

  73. I loved your menu – count me in on an opportunity for another cookbook.

  74. I love Cookbooks! Very neat.

  75. I don’t have any breakfast cookbooks so this would be great to win!

  76. I have breakfast ready for my 3 kids plus I also serve breakfast to my daycare kids that are here early, so a few nice twists to our breakfasts would be so much appreciated…and I’m sure the kids would agree too!!!

  77. I’d love to win the book. We have 3 teen boys at home still and I try to make them breakfast every morning as I feel it’s real important and lets face it most of the times teens just dont eat well. Winning this book would really help with some new ideas. Keeping my fingers crossed. 🙂


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