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Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning


Cooking on a Shoestring: Monday Meal Planning

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It’s Monday–time to share our dinner-time game plans for the week!  A little effort with meal planning at the beginning of the week helps me to provide my family with nutritious, budget-friendly meals, and also allows me to get my act together when our family’s headed in several different directions.

I’m on a mission to use up some of the things in my freezer, so that’s where the inspiration for most of my meals came from this week. 

Here’s my plan:

Monday:  Chicken Pot Pie

Tuesday:  Soft tacos with toppings, green beans

Wednesday:  Homemade Baked Potato Soup, carrots & dip

Thursday: Matthew’s birthday dinner–he’s turning 7!  I think he settled on Christmas Breakfast and fruit & yogurt smoothies 🙂

Friday: Fish sticks and mac & cheese(the kids have been begging for it, and I’ll want something easy with getting ready for the birthday party the following day!)

Saturday: Birthday party: Stromboli, yogurt sticks, fruit & veggies, and other fun treats (I’ll share some of the Lego Star Wars-themed fun next week!)

Sunday: Some of our fun and delicious Super Bowl snack favorites–watch for recipes throughout the week!

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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