Meal Plan Monday
May 9th, 2016
Each week, when I have time that is, I try to get our meals for the entire week planned out so that there are no surprises to our grocery budget. City Spouse wouldn’t really care, as he’s a fast food addict, but I’m of the mindset that home-cooked is ALWAYS better- both in taste and in nutrition.
I have a sheet that I write down what we are having and post to the refrigerator. I first shop in the freezers and pantry to see what we have on-hand that I can use instead of having to purchase it. I then go to the pantry to see what I already have there to supplement the main dishes.
Some weeks I plan for snacks and/or desserts, and some weeks I don’t. It really just depends on the week and what my to-do list looks like. Since the weather looks really nice and warm this week, I am going to plan on a cobbler with ice cream to have on hand for the warm Spring evenings with the windows open.
I’m also including the coupons that I will be using this week, either with my meal plan or for stock-up items.
I hope you all enjoy!!
Hamburgers (grill) with chips
Pork Chops with Scalloped Potatoes
Shredded Chicken Sandwiches with chips
Steak on grill
with baked potatoes
Grilled Chicken kabobs
with potatoes, onions, and carrots
I’m hoping to keep most of my cooking outdoors this week, weather permitting. I also have some hot dogs on-hand in case we decide that we would rather those or if steak for Friday is just too darned expensive. (I haven’t been to the grocery yet.)
Do you plan in advance? I’d love to hear what on the menu at your home this week!
What Coupons I’m Printing This Week!!