Menu Plan Monday: January 5

by Marcy on January 5, 2009 · 0 comments

After a fairly long hiatus, I am hoping get back into the habit of menu planning. It saves me time, money and sanity…I’m not sure why I stopped to tell you the truth! In addition to our weeknight meals, I am going to start planning our weekend lunches as well. Eating out is too tempting for us during the weekend and I’m hoping to mitigate that by having a plan. We’ll see how things go!

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Monday: Crockpot Chili & Crackers

Tuesday: Polynesian Pork & Pineapple Rice

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Breasts, Butter Noodles & Lemon Green Beans

Thursday: Leftovers Night – Chili topped Baked Potatoes with Cheese

Friday: Eat Out/Pizza Night

Saturday: L – Ham & Cheese Pizza Snacks D – Chicken Lasagna Rollups

Sunday: L – Leftover Lasagna Rollups D – Chicken Soft Tacos & Refried Beans

My weekly menu plans are centered around what is in my pantry and what I can find on sale each week. I aim to spend approximately $100/week on groceries/toiletries/household items. If you want to learn more about saving money on groceries, be sure to check out my weekly grocery deal sale/coupon match ups here. Looking for lots of great, budget friendly meal ideas? $5 Dinners is a great resource!

If you are in a meal planning rut and need some inspiration, be sure to check out tons of menu plans at I’m an Organizing Junkie!

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