Weekly Meal Plan April 14-20, 2013

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I think I’ve mentioned a few times our schedule at home has been pretty busy. The re-start up of our Thrift & Consignment Store has kept us quite busy over the past few weeks and come dinner time I’m pretty wiped out. That’s why I love my crock pot!

I’m keeping this week’s meal plan pretty simple and still not breaking the grocery budget by Cooking Meals On Less and with the weather as nice as it’s been, I’m hoping to start grilling out back soon.

Here’s our meal plan for the week:

Meal Plan

I meal plan at the beginning of each week. For me, it’s Sunday mornings when the house is quite and everyone’s still sleeping. I try and manage a decent frugal grocery budget and not go to the grocery store on a weekly basis unless we need dairy products like milk. Weekly meal planning saves our family money, reduces food waste, and keeps us from the urge to say, “Let’s eat out!”

My weekly meal plan and shopping list is completed and posted on our fridge:



Breakfast options:

(served with fruit)

French toast casserole
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Scrambled, Fried, or Hard-Boiled Eggs
Breakfast Burritos
English Muffins
Homemade Bread
Breakfast Cookies
Breakfast Potatoes
Mini Apple Pies or Turnovers

 Lunch options:

Sandwiches or Wraps (Tuna salad, egg saladchicken salad, turkey salad, leftover meats, grilled cheese, blt, pb&j)
Leftovers from dinner
Baked Potato
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~Eggs served over Tater Tots 

Monday: Pancakes- it’s not from the crock pot but it’s simple and quick to make

Tuesday:  Crock Pot Beans – really simply, serve over rice and have salad wedges

Wednesday: Crock Pot Stew – simple recipe to make; it’s affordable and a dollar stretching meal!

Thursday: Macaroni and Cheese Casserole – serve with applesauce and fresh veggies (yes, it’s on the menu again but it’s cheap, frugal and tastes good. Serve with homemade rolls.)

Friday: Family Favorites Night~ Hum Baby Burritos-using leftover beans and rice from Tuesday night

Saturday: Cincinnati Chili -serve with cornbread.

Dessert of the Week:

Homemade Yellow Cake with Fruit & Cream

For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

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About noelskitchen

Noel is a CEO and Mother of 4 who can be found blogging from her home office, who's passionate about family, nutrition, fitness and supporting others reach their health & fitness goals. Noel uses her blog to share about simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, walking, workouts and a little sprinkle of life! She created Noel's Kitchen Tips teaching families how to make budget friendly meal and healthy recipes. She's blessed to have the opportunity to be able to teach busy moms and families how to use food and cooking as a means of bringing family meal times back to the table and stay fit.


  1. I see you are definitely working on using up the fridge, freezer and pantry like I am 🙂 I know I find extra meat and it’s not a great deal if I don’t use it.

    I need to hit our produce stand today for a few things but am working to stay away from the grocery store. However, we’re out of coffee creamer so I’ll have to run in for that. I’ll put blinders on when I go in 😀

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