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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!  Last week I really wanted to work on batch cooking, and it worked well.  I pre-cooked my taco meat when I made lasagna, and ended the week with both lasagna and a chicken pot pie in the freezer for when I’m teaching at a summer program. 

This week we have a little end-of-school-year craziness to look forward to, so I’m relying on some family-pleasing stand-bys to keep us afloat.  This would be an easy week to turn to carry-out a bunch, but with a little forethought I have a doable game plan to get meals on the table without a ton of fuss. 

Here’s our meal plan for this week:

Monday: Ordering pizza–it’s been a while, Papa John’s has a 50% off deal, and I’ve been fighting a cold for a week.  Perfect timing! 😉

Tuesday: Chicken Stir Fry over pasta

Wednesday: Mini-meatloaves, rice, broccoli (bumped from last week when I decided to make Chicken Pot Pie!)

Thursday:  Crock pot BBQ beef ribs, baked potatoes, green beans

Friday: Long-overdue date night–woo hoo! 

Saturday:  Ravioli, salad, applesauce, carrots & dip

Sunday: Breakfast for dinner

How about you–what’s on your menu this week?  Do you have recipes you like to double and freeze for busy nights?  Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook!

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