Menu Plan Monday #58. This is my second full week of following the Living Well, Spending Less 31 Days No Spend month. We are doing well so far.
If you remember, last week Big and I took an inventory of the pantry and freezer. We created meals based on what we had. I think the menu for last week was pretty good and this week will be the same. As a foodie and a frugal person, I must say that my pantry and freezer are well stocked. I watch sales and buy things when I know they are on a deep discount. I make a trip to the grocery store that is close a couple times a week at around 2 or 3 p.m. when they discount the meat. I take advantage of that to stock my freezer.
Joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is a great way to save and get fresh, local produce. I just stopped by our local farm and signed up for 2016. I am super excited that my daughter will be sharing the goodies every week. We love to challenge each other to see what the other will fix with the produce we get for the week.
For the last few days, the challenge has focused on Freezer Cooking and Meal swaps. I think they are great ideas, but not ones we take part of. I will often double a meal that I know we love and freeze part of it.
Here is my Menu Plan Monday #58:
Monday: Frittata, green salad (meatless monday)
Tuesday: Ginger Scallion Chicken wings, dipping sauce, french fries
Wednesday: Grilled Shrimp, Coconut rice, snow peas
Thursday: Chili with hamburger and 2 beans
Friday: Mac and Cheese, green beans
Saturday: Easy Corn Dog Muffins, carrot stick, celery sticks
Sunday: Seasoned Ribs, baked sweet potato, salad
Breakfast will often be cereal, toast and yogurt or oatmeal. We usually have a piece of fruit with breakfast also. Lunches are often leftovers or a sandwich. I love to eat cheese and crackers for lunch.
Now that you have seen my menu for the week, I would love to hear about what is on your menu for the week. Leave me a comment below and I will respond.
Do you menu plan? I have for so many years and I find that it really saves me time and money. Here are a couple of posts that will help you figure out how to menu plan.
If you don’t have the time or the inclination to plan your meals, I suggest using eMeals. This is a great meal planning subscription service that can be adjusted to your families likes. Paleo, Low Fat, Vegetarian, gluten free plans are available. You can try eMeals for Free.
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