Weekly Meal Plan March 17-23, 2013


Happy Monday friends! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and St. Patty’s Day! This month is just zipping by.

I’m keeping the weekly menu pretty simple this week, using what’s left in the freezer to make some frugal and delicious meals for my family. I picked up a few newspapers yesterday morning and will go through them to plan out my next shopping trip. I haven’t been to the grocery store for a major shopping trip since the beginning of February. I’m hoping to add some good deals to my stockpile in my pantry.

I made a few quick breads over the weekend and will need to replenish our sandwich bread for the week so I’ll be baking another couple of loaves today. I’ve added a new chicken dish, Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti on Saturday that I can’t wait to try. Our whole family likes spicy so it should be a recipe keeper.

On with the meal plan. Here’s what I’m doing this 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~Crock Pot Pinto Bean Chili with Irish Soda Bread and Jalapeno Corn Bread-Take out meat from freezer to defrost for Homemade Maple Fennel Sausage

Monday: Breakfast For Dinner~Eggs , Homemade Maple Fennel Sausage and Homemade Pancakes served with fresh fruit

Tuesday:  Chicken Rice-a-Roni Casserole-Make  English Muffins for Friday Night

Wednesday: Taco Flatbread served with Taco Rice

Thursday: Creamy Potato Casserole, Ranch Style Green Beans, Biscuits Hamburgers on Homemade Buns, Baked Ranch Home Fries

Friday: Family Favorites Night~ English Muffin Pizza on Homemade English Muffins

Saturday: Kung Pao Chicken Spaghetti, Egg Rolls

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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