Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Menu Plan for Challenge Week #4

Planning a weekly menu is the perfect trifecta of:   

1) Ingredients you have on hand
2) Items on sale in the store flyers - If you have coupons for those items, that's even better! 
3) Recipes for satisfying dishes that your family will enjoy and will fill them up

After processing this week's HUGE box of CSA food and planning what to do with all the lovely veggies, I set out to fill out my full weekly menu plan.

If you read yesterday's post, you know that planning your weekly menu before heading to the grocery store is super helpful.  Knowing what you have on your shelves, in the fridge, and in the freezer, allows you to use cookbooks to plan your menu around what you already have in the house.  Undoubtedly, no matter how well stocked your kitchen, you will need to head to the store for some additional ingredients.

This Week's Menu Plan:


Steel Cut oats (x2)
Cream of Wheat (x2)
Pancakes with real maple syrup and fruit (x2)
Grab whatever is in the fridge that looks like breakfast (x1)


*Lunches served with raw vegetables and fruit

Black bean soup  (x1)
Vegetable soup (x2)
Chickpea soup (x2)  - This is my recipe.  I'll post it soon in Cheap Eats! 
Grab whatever is leftover in the fridge that looks like lunch (x1)


Black bean burritos (x1) 
Grab whatever is in the fridge that looks like dinner (x1)  

That's it!

I have a couple of kids at summer music day camp this week.  So, they will actually be gone much of the day and not eating lunch at home.  That's why I've filled in with some "grab stuff from the fridge" meals.  I know I'l have leftovers.  I don't know when or how much.  But,  when they start to pile up, I'll have that "grab whatever is available" meal.

For my tips on how to store that leftover food in your fridge and insure that you don't forget it and wind up throwing it out, click here

What's up at your house this week?

Post in the comments section below and let us know what's cooking in your kitchen. 

June is almost over and our contest is coming to an end!

If you've not already entered, head over to our contest page!  Click here!  You can read all about my June food budget challenge and enter for the chance to win a copy of  of one of my favorite books, Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half, by Steve and Annette Economides.

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