Menu Plan Monday – July 7

by Marcy on July 7, 2008 · 0 comments

Today is one of those days where if I didn’t have a blog, I probably wouldn’t feel obligated to plan my dinners for the week. And when I don’t plan my dinners, we end up eating out too much and/or eating less than healthy foods, both of which end up driving me crazy! Not to mention we blow the budget. So even though I’m not in the mood to plan meals tonight, I’m doing it. And I’ll be happy that I did as the week goes on. It really does end up saving a lot of time and money in the long run.

This week is all about using what I have on hand in the pantry/freezer. I went over budget last month (more on that later), and I am going to try to at least hit my budget for this month (if not spend less). I’ll try to be creative, but I might not be attempting many new recipes this month. We’ll see how it goes. :-) On a positive note, we picked up our quarter of a beef last week, so the freezer is full of fresh beef (ground beef, steaks, ribs, etc…). That should make for some good grilling over the next couple of months or so.

Monday – Taco Salads & Refried Beans

TuesdayParmesan Pork Chops, Rice & Frozen Veggies

Wednesday – Burgers on the Grill, Frozen Fries & Frozen Veggies

Thursday – Garlic Chicken w/Linguine, Carrots & Broccoli

Friday – Homemade Pizza (on the grill?) & Salad

Saturday – Eat Out

Sunday – Steak, Baked Potatoes & Grilled Peppers (I tried this last week and we loved it! – I sliced up 1 green and 1 red bell pepper, placed it in a foil packet with seasoned salt and small cubes of butter and threw it on the grill for approx. 15 minutes (top rack) YUM!)

If you would like some menu plan inspiration, be sure to check out I’m an Organizing Junkie for lots of great ideas!

Have a great week!

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