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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!   Since we’re into November now, I’m thinking about how thankful I am for my meal plan during a busy week.  And let’s face it…they’re all busy right now. 🙂  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.

Here’s my plan for this week:

Monday: Crock Pot stuffed pork chops, homemade applesauce, biscuits

Tuesday:  Chicken soft tacos, rice, fresh fruit & veggies (bumped from last week since I used the leftovers from my veggie tray to make stir fry)

Wednesday: Out to dinner to celebrate my father-in-law’s retirement! 🙂

Thursday: Spaghetti and homemade meatballs (making a double batch to freeze)

Friday:  Breakfast for dinner with fruit & yogurt smoothies

Saturday: Birthday party for my guys and their friends (they’re turning 5 and 3!)

Sunday: Thanksgiving dinner at church–taking Pumpkin Roll

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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