Well, I’m taking on something new this week…in an attempt to use up the food we purchase more wisely and get better at budgeting, I am starting to do meal planning. I have tried this before and usually find that at the end of the week, I don’t want to try any more new recipes or the old ones I’m using I’m sick of or any other combination of things. But I recently started reading America’s Cheapest Family Gets You Right on the Money by Steven & Annette Economides and it’s one of the concepts they recommend. Of course they suggest you do it up to a month at a time but honestly I just don’t think that will be possible. I have yet to stick to one of these plans for an entire week…but you have to start somewhere right?
So what’s on the menu for the upcoming week? Unless otherwise mentioned, it’s just a dinner meal I’m focusing on
Saturday – Easy Italian Pasta Bake
Sunday lunch – leftovers
Sunday dinner – Sweet, Sticky & Spicy Chicken (this one I’ve been meaning to try for a while!)
Monday – Shrimp, Asparagus & Penne Pasta
Tuesday – Taco Salad Bowls
Wednesday – Arroz con Pollo with Curry Mustard Sauce (just like at Chicken Kitchen & Pollo Tropical for all you Florida lovers)
Thursday – Leftover Arroz con Pollo
Saturday – Bottom Round Roast with Onion Gravy
Sunday – Chicken quesadillas (search the blog – I’m sure to have shared this one already!)
I will do my best to post reviews and modifications to each recipe as it comes up…at least it’s a reason for me to post finally! And amazingly enough, we have almost everything we need for all these recipes in the house already, which makes me very happy!
Have a great weekend!!!