Happy Monday Everyone! We’re heading into that final stretch before the Thanksgiving holiday. I’m looking forward to having the whole week off next week to enjoy time with family. I’m so thankful, I set aside some time this past weekend and planned my meals out for the week. My goal for shopping was to stick to a grocery budget of around $150. I went over $7.61. Not too bad but not exactly what I wanted either. But, we’ll eat well without a lot of hassle. The only thing I foresee buying in the upcoming week is milk.
Yeah for meal planning! I’ve already got meals for the week in the freezer and tonight’s ready-to-bake in the fridge.
My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:
(served with fruit)
French toast casserole
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Scrambled, Fried, or Hard-Boiled Eggs
Mini Apple Pies or Turnovers
Sandwiches or Wraps (Tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, turkey salad, leftover meats, grilled cheese, blt, pb&j)
Leftovers from dinner
Homemade Pizza Pockets
Suppers Your Family Will Love
Need ideas for your weekly meal plan? It’s time for another weekly menu. I enjoy menu planning because of the simplicity it provides for my life. It enables me to decrease my grocery shopping excursions to twice a month and it allows me to have more free time to focus on my family and home. For ideas in the weekly meal plan, we’ll be focusing on a variety of family meals. You’ll find the recipes on the weekly meal plan also available on my Recipe Index page with a grocery list included.
Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week, given time to cook and photograph )
Note: an asterisk* means it’s from the freezer
Sunday: Sunday Supper~Meatballs*, Mashed Potatoes* and Gravy*, served with corn
Monday: Chicken Enchilada Bake, rice, beans
Tuesday: Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions served on homemade hot dog buns
Wednesday: Homemade Pasty (filled with meat, potatoes and carrots)
Thursday: Bean and Cheese Nacho Bake*, Mexican Rice, salad
Saturday: Rice Bowls with Chicken, Potstickers* and seasonal vegetables
For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.