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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.

The balancing act of activities and feeding the family continues.  This week has a few “extras” thrown in on Tuesday & Thursday, so I think we’ll probably break down and do pizza with a coupon… Wednesday nights are a little easier for the next few weeks because dinner is provided for our Wednesday night church activities. So, I’m trying to squeeze in our “good home cookin” recipes on the evenings we’re home!

Here’s my plan for this week:

Monday:  Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, green beans (whole chickens are on sale at GE this week, and this got bumped from last week’s plan–I’ll freeze the extra meat for one of these recipes here)

Tuesday: Pizza with a coupon

Wednesday: Dinner at Church

Thursday: Ham or turkey sub sandwiches, chips, fruit, yogurt, and veggies (picnic between swim team and soccer practices)

Friday: Spaghetti and meatballs, cheap garlic bread from the GE sale a few weeks ago 🙂 , salad

Saturday:  Out to eat with friends in Amish country–yum!

Sunday: Meat loaf, baked potatoes, broccoli

How about you–what’s on your menu this week?  Join the conversation in the comments or on Facebook!

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