Good Grief! I’m so happy I live by meal planning! Plan changes, oops-I-forgots, and an uncertain series of events plagued us last week, but I remained like a duck, able to leap tall problems in a single bound! Yay, menus!
This week starts with my not eating. A thing. Really. Prepping for a med test, after which I will devour whatever I can get my hands on. For me, it was all liquids all day Sunday, followed by meds, followed by NOTHING this morning (Monday) until after the procedure at 8 am. Ugh! The boys ate well, though. Must have been nice, but I wouldn’t know.
The rest of my time during the week remains unknown. Part of it depends on Monday’s results, and part of it depends on some approvals, sign-offs and stuff for work. So, I’ve planned as if I’m not coming home till 5:30, meaning everything is fast-fixin’ except for the Crock Pot meal, until the weekend. Here’s what’s on our dinner menu this week:
Sunday: Guys have pasta (.49), meatballs (1.98), red sauce (.27), salads (.50). About $3.25.
Monday: Rotisserie chicken (2.99 x 2/3), boiled potatoes (.50), broccoli (.60). About $3.10.
Tuesday: Leftover frozen pork ($2), stir-fryable vegs ($1), rice (.40). About $3.40.
Wednesday: Another rotisserie chicken (2.99 x 2/3), PastaRoni (~$1), salads (.50). About 3.50.
Thursday: Fish sticks (2.99), fries (1.69), grean beans (.25). About $4.95.
Friday: Crock Pot of noodles (.49), Polish (.50), kraut (.69), salads (.50). About $2.20.
Saturday: Chicken fajitas (~$3), rice (.40). About $3.40.
These meals will cost me about $23.80 for my fam of four. The rotisserie chickens will also give me enough for two additional meals after picking (plus, they’re soooo good). They’re on sale at Bag N Save through Tuesday for 4.99 – $2 coupon HERE = 2.99 each (coupon is tried and true at Bag N Save). Lunches will include plenty of peanut butter sandwiches (Planters pb .24 on sale w/coupon and Country Hearth bread 1.44 on sale w/coupon), and Fritos (B1G1FREE mailer coupon).
For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday. What’s on your menu? What deals are you putting to use?