Meal Plan Monday | Pantry & Freezer Challenge Week!

Posted by Marianne Thomas | 6/21/2010 04:00:00 AM | | 0 comments »

I plan my family's dinners in five week blocks to maximize my savings at the grocery store and minimize my stress at dinner time. You can read more about my strategy here in my Q&A post here.

I also answered several more questions about how I plan my big ol' menus and how I shop for them.  For more Q&A (because you're just dying to know, right?), click here.


After a week of blowing my grocery budget, I'm challenging myself to stay on track for the month with a pantry/freezer cleanout week. Luckily, I have several goodies stashed away as well as some fresh veggies I'll be picking up from a local CSA this week (courtesy of my friend who's on vacation and asked if I would like to pick up her share while she's gone).

Here's what's for dinner this week:

Monday: Turkey Tortilla Casserole, salad

Tuesday: Taco night (ground beef for the kiddos and these fish tacos (recipe here) for my hubs and I. {I made them last week and they are GOOD!}

Wednesday: Grilled Chicken & Caesar Salad Tortilla Wraps

Thursday Breakfast for dinner (eggs, pancakes, ham, fruit)

Friday: Upside Down Pepperoni Pizza Casserole

Saturday Grilled Brats, Grinny Beans (our family recipe -- it's a tomato & kidney bean casserole), salad, veggie sticks

Sunday: Turkey Tetrazzini, salad, bread from the bread machine.

Be sure to visit the Meal Plan Monday linkeroo over at Orgjunkie.com to get more menu plan ideas and share yours as well!