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Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

It’s Monday–time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  We have a few busy days ahead, so I’m going to try a few of my favorite tricks–cooking extra meat to repurpose in another meal, and a few of my “Fast Five” favorites, including breakfast for dinner and chicken quesadillas.  We’ll also be doing a lot of fresh fruits and veggies–my kids like ’em better crunchy, and it’s one less thing to heat up the kitchen!  We won’t be getting terribly gourmet this week, but I rounded up a plan that’ll get some reasonably well-balanced meals in their bellies, and I’ll be able to avoid the temptation of eating out.

Here’s our meal plan for this week:

Monday: Grilled chicken, rice, and peas (grilling extra chicken to go with tomorrow’s dinner)

Tuesday: Angel hair pasta with alfredo sauce topped with grilled chicken, salad, carrots & dip

Wednesday: Cookout! Burgers or hot dogs on the grill, baked beans, fresh fruit & veggies

Thursday:  Breakfast for dinner–probably omelettes or French toast

Friday: Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, applesauce

Saturday: Pulled pot roast sandwiches, green beans, fruit salad

Sunday: Chicken quesadillas, chips & salsa, fresh veggies, leftover fruit salad

How about you–what’s on your menu this week?  Do you have any tips for meals on busy nights?  Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook!

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