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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.

This week is looking a little busy in the evenings, so I’ll be hitting up a few of our go-to family favorites in the evenings that don’t take a ton of effort, but make most of the crew happy (with 6 of us, I usually settle for most…too many opinions to please everyone every day!)

Anyway, here’s my plan:

Monday:  Beef & Noodles, green beans (quick & easy–bowtie pasta mixed with leftover pot roast and gravy that I froze a few weeks ago!)

Tuesday:  Chicken quesadillas, broccoli, and apple slices

Wednesday:  Poor Man’s Lasagna

Thursday:  leftovers

Friday: Grabbing dinner on the road on our way to see the Lake Erie Monsters play!

Saturday: Soup & game night at church–taking Baked Potato Soup

Sunday: Spaghetti and Meatballs, salad, homemade applesauce, homemade garlic bread for my son’s family b-day party

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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