Menu Plan Monday…..


March 27 – April 11, 2009

If you haven’t taken the plunge…..start today by planning a few meals for the upcoming week.  Trust me, menu planning will save you TIME and MONEY.   As a working mom/wife I couldn’t function without meal planning.  I never come home and stare at the fridge wondering what to make.  I do struggle with that twice a month when I plan my menus but that is all.   Twice is enough for me!!  

Saving money….my goal is to be debt free.  We hope to have our mortgage and all other bills paid off in 10 more years.  So saving money is important to reaching my goal and FUN!!!   I budget about $200 for two weeks, but never spend that much.  I usually keep my grocery bill to under $80 a week.   I will let you know later how I did as I will be going shopping for this menu today!  

Struggling with what to make for supper???  For more menu ideas go to  Laura at Organizing Junkie hosts Menu Plan Monday each week with 300+ participants!  Many of my ideas come from other Menu Plan Monday particpants!

Friday – French Bread Pizza  (Movie Night)

Saturday – Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole / Cookies and Cream Cake

Sunday – Crockpot Chicken and Stuffing/ Veggie 

Monday – Taco Mac & Chesse

Tuesday – Frozen Pizza

Wed – Quesadillas

Thurs – Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

1 pkg (6oz) Stove Top stuffing mix for chicken
1-1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 pkg (16 oz) frozen broccoli florets, thawed, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ lb Velveeta, cut in 1/2 “ cubes

HEAT over to 400.  Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package; set aside.  COMBINE remaining ingredients; spoon into 13×9 baking dish.  Top with stuffing.  BAKE 40 minutes or until chicken is done. 

Fri – 4/3 – Hot/chili Dogs and Chips (Movie Night)

Sat – Lasagna Roll Ups/ Garlic Break  

Sun – Company Chicken Casserole

Mon – Late = Spaghetti and meatballs/ Garlic Bread

Tues – Egg Bake

Wed – French Toast/Eggs/ Bacon

Thurs – Impossible Cheeseburger Pie /Salad

 Fri – Corn Dogs and Fries (Movie Night)

Sat – Chicken Taquitos – Spanish Rice


Recipes to Try from This weeks Menu Plan Monday:  – Orgjunkie
General Tso Chicken  – Homemaker Barbi
Oven Fried Fish and Chips – Homemaker Barbi
Flash in Pan SwissSteak – Homemaker Barbi
Unstuffed Cabbage – Homemaker Barbi
Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings  – AYear of Crockpotting
Kickin Creamy Chicken Crockpot Stew – What’s for Dinner
Tuna Noodle Casserole – What’s for Dinner **Made before and liked!
Bourbon Chicken – What’s for Dinner
Basil Sesame Green Beans – What’s For Dinner
Crockpot Golden Mushroom Pork Chops – What’s For Dinner
Bowtie pasta Bake – Savin It Up
Crockpot Sloppy Joes – Movie Night
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Mix – Grocery Cart Challenge
Biscuit and Gravy – Grocy Cart Challenge
Baked Ziti – The Grocery Chart Challenge
Skillet Taco Macaroni
Chicken Taco CasseroleMy Grocery Plan
Hoisin and Honey Pork Tenderloin – iSalty


Sites to Check Out : 
Heart(h) Management :
The Grocery Cart Challenge  Has Recipe Swap for Mixes;



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