I’ve been really trying to meal plan lately because it saves us money on groceries and it also results in me actually cooking rather than us eating cereal or sandwiches or eating out for dinner.
I hate throwing food away so usually if I buy the specific groceries for a recipe, I’ll make it. I usually check my Pinterest recipe board, my bookmarks and I’ve also been reading Budget Bytes and picking three or four recipes to try.
All of the recipes below are new to me except for the lentil and vegetable soup which we really liked. Homemade pizza is on the menu for us a lot because we all like pizza, it’s cheap and relatively easy and I usually have the ingredients on hand. I make the dough in our bread machine and I’m planning to post that recipe.
Monday: Salsa Chicken Casserole – Budget Bytes
Tuesday: Lentil and Vegetable Soup – Budget Bytes
& Cornbread Muffins – Allrecipes.com
Wednesday: Kung Pao Chicken with rice- Budget Bytes
Thursday: Homemade Pizza & Salad (or tacos and salad)
Snacks: Peanut Butter Choc. Chip Granola Bars – Glorious Treats
Garlic-Dill Refrigerator Pickles – The Kitchn
Note: Fridays and Saturdays we usually eat out (one of the two days) or eat whatever we can find in the house. The leftovers from these meals are almost always consumed for lunch the next day. Aaron usually comes home for lunch and Sam and I always have lunch at home. Sundays we have dinner at church.
Breakfasts are usually eggs and toast for me. Sam has whole wheat pancakes or french toast plus scrambled eggs and fruit or oatmeal and fruit.
I hope this gives you some recipe ideas! I’d love for you to give me links to your favorite recipes or just recipes that you want to try! I’m always looking for ideas.
A few random things:
Sam and I shared a snow cone yesterday at the farmer’s market.
I’m about half done cutting in the white color in Sam’s future bedroom.
I bought a bed skirt for $2 at a thrift store yesterday for our bedroom:
The battle continues in me and the tomato plant vs. deer. They took a few bites out of the top of my plant so I added some more fence and used up all my kitchen twine.