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Meal Plan for Week of May 24th and a Small Grocery Brag

May 25, 2010

I was running behind this week and didn’t make it to the store until Monday. My brag is that this week I was able to buy groceries for the whole week which includes all Breakfast,Lunches and Dinners for $80 and that even included a few cleaning supplies! My goal is usually around $100-$120. That was even without using coupons or doing comparison ads. Cooking from scratch and Recreating Leftovers really does make a difference in your food budget and your health.

Ok enough bragging on my mad shopping/cooking skills and onto the Meal Plan of the Week :-D….

Monday-Spaghetti with Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and Garlic Bread

Tuesday-Hobo Dinner with Potatoes,Onions and Fresh Corn on the Cob (they had the Corn for .19 an ear at Walmart on Monday)

Wednesday-Crockpot Split Chicken Breast,Green Beans and Rolls

Thursday-Chicken and Dumplings, Green Beans and Mixed Veggies

Friday-Breakfast (Shredded Wheat Pancakes, Bacon,Scrambled Eggs,Omletes with Veggies and Biscuits)

Saturday-Going to a Graduation Party

Sunday-Baked Potato Bar(a post to come on this later),Hummus with Veggies and Homemade Bread


Little Frugalista


Meal Plan for Week of May 16

May 17, 2010

Didn’t get my shopping done today like I usually do but plan to go tomorrow.

Here’s what we will be eating this week for dinner. I cook certain things over and over (side dishes esp.) because my kids will eat them, case in point Corn on the Cob…

Monday-Turkey Burgers on the Grill,Sliced Cucumber, Homemade Mac N Cheese and Salads with locally grown lettuce and wild onions

Tuesday-Crockpot Split Chicken Breast with the Bone in (trying to come up with lots of different ways to fix this because it’s always on sale for .99 a lb),Green Beans and Rolls

Wednesday-Chicken Pot Pie and Corn on the Cob(made from the leftover chicken from Tues.)

Thursday-Jamaican Jerk Chicken on the Grill, Grilled Mixed Veggies and Corn on the Cob

Friday-Spaghetti with homemade Sauce, Whole Wheat Noodles and Garlic Bread

Saturday-Breakfast for Dinner:Omlettes with onion ,green pepper,mushrooms and cheese, Oatmeal,pancakes,biscuits,bacon,gravy)

Sunday-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from a new recipe (will post it if it’s good) and Lavash Rollups

Lunches and Breakfast will be pretty much the same


Little Frugalista

Meal Plan Week of May 11

May 11, 2010

Monday-BBQ Sandwiches, Mac and Cheese, Green Beans and Corn (all except the Corn are leftovers from our Mother’s Day Cookout at my house)

Tuesday-Hotdogs, Corn on the Cob and Cupcakes for Little Man’s Birthday(his choice)

Wednesday-Soft Tacos (Make Your Own Taco Seasoning), Homemade Refried Beans, Corn Bread and Corn on the Cob

Thursday-Chicken Kabobs with Green and Red Pepper,Onion,Tomatoes and Squash, Baked and Sweet Potatoes and Rolls (this meal was so good last week we decided to have it again this week)

Friday-Turkey Burgers, Grilled Pineapple, Green Beans

Saturday-Chicken Nuggets and Homemade Potato Wedges (made just like my Home Fries but just a little bit thicker)

Sunday-Potato Soup (made from leftover Baked Potatoes from the Mother’s Day Cookout) and Quiche

Meal Plan Week of May 3

May 6, 2010

Yes this is VERY late to post this but better late then never lol

Monday-Turkey Burgers and Corn on the Cob

Tuesday-Chicken Kabobs (Green and Red Bell Peppers,Onions,Squash,Tomato), Baked Potatoes and 1/2 Pack of Rolls (got the whole pack for .59)

Wednesday-Salisbury Steak,Green Beans, Other 1/2 Pack of Rolls

Thursday-Pinto Beans and Hushpuppies

Friday-Scrambled Eggs w/Cheese,Biscuits,Fried Potatoes

Saturday-Eating Out for Little Dude’s Birthday

Sunday-Mother’s Day Cookout at our house/ Making for my portion BBQ Chicken, Dessert Tray,Baked Potatoes

Meal Plan for the Week of April 26

April 26, 2010

Running a day behind on this post. Sorry 🙂

Monday-Turkey Burgers and Corn on the Cob

Tuesday-Cranberry Stuffed Chicken and Green Beans (didn’t fix it last week)

Wednesday-Rotisserie Chicken (Found in the middle of this post) ,Green Beans and Biscuits

Thursday- Chicken and Dumplings and Peas

Friday-Crockpot Pot Roast (made from the cow we bought), Potatoes and Carrots

Saturday-Easy Stromboli (we will be having a Yard Sale so I needed to plan something simple. I will be assembling it Friday night and putting it in the fridge to cook on Saturday around lunch time)

Sunday-Veggie Soup made from Leftover Pot Roast from this week with Wraps (pictured in the bottom of my Sprouting post)

Everything else we will be eating (Breakfast and Lunches) is the same as posted before. The only exception is that I will be making a batch of Homemade Granola Bars 


Little Frugalista

Meal Plan for Week of April 19

April 19, 2010

Dinners in no particular order:

-Toasted Sesame Garlic Broccoli Chicken, Egg Rolls and Corn on the Cob

-Stuffed Cranberry Chicken with Green Beans

-Chicken Breast with Tomatoes and Olives with Corn on the Cob

-Crockpot Rotisserrie Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Green Beans

-Chicken and Dumplings with Green Beans

-Pot Roast with Potatoes, Carrots and Peas

Sunday: Leftover Veggie Soup and Grilled Cheese

Breakfasts and Lunches will be the same as posted before 🙂


Little Frugalista

Meal Plan for Week of April 12

April 12, 2010

This week will be EXTREMELY busy for us. Little Miss has her last week of swimming lessons (Tues. and Thurs.) and Little Man starts soccer (Mon. and Fri.). Add to that my sister’s Birthday on Saturday (it’s a tradition in our family to go out to eat on birthdays) and church on Wednesday. So I will be relying heavily on easy meals and the Crock Pot. 😉

Monday-Chicken/Veggie Stir Fry on the grill with Corn on the Cob

Tuesday-Pinto Beans in the Crock Pot and Cornbread

Wednesday-Meatball Subs and Home Fries

Thursday-BBQ Chicken Breast in the Crock Pot with Green Beans and Mac N’ Cheese

Friday-Hobos on the Grill with Corn on the Cob

Saturday-Out to eat for my sister’s Birthday

Sunday-Broccoli and Cheese Potato Soup in the Crock Pot with Corn Bread

Lunches and Breakfasts will be the same as posted before. This week though I will be adding breakfast for lunch (pancake,boiled egg and bacon), as well as Baked Potato with butter on the side.

Meal Plan Week of April 5

April 6, 2010

Better late then never for this weeks meal plan. Easter threw me off a little. 🙂

Monday-Shepherds Pie and Green Beans (there is a pic in my leftover mashed potato post)

Tuesday-Stir Fried Sesame Chicken and Veggies on the grill with Corn on the Cob and Rolls

Wednesday-Stromboli with Side Salads

Thursday-Homemade Meatball Subs and Corn on the Cob

Friday will be eaten out because it is Mr. Frugalista’s Birthday

Saturday-Glazed Chicken,Peas and Green Beans

Sunday-Soup and Sandwich but I haven’t decided what kind yet 😉

Breakfasts and Lunches will be similar to the list posted before.


Little Frugalista

Meal Plan Week of March 29

March 28, 2010

In no particular order. My family will choose 5 from the 6 choices:

Taco Dip, Quesadillas

Pinto Beans, Hotdogs,Home Fries

Round Steak and Mushroom Gravy in the Crockpot,Green Beans,Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Fried Rice with Carrots,Peas and Onions (made from Frozen Leftover Chicken)

Glazed Chicken,Baked Potatoes,Green Beans

French Toast,Bacon and Eggs

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday:Easter Dinner at Mom’s House (bringing Mashed Potatoes)

Lunches and Breakfasts this week will be similar to the ones posted before

Meal Plan Week of March 22

March 22, 2010

My mom (TrailerParkBarbie) gave me a Turkey last week that had been hanging out in her freezer since Christmas. So you will see lots of Turkey on this list. I will freeze any meat left over after these three meals  and will make broth from the carcass to freeze.

Sunday Meals have to be something I can cook all night and morning in the slow cooker or something that can be whipped up fast. Mr. Frugalista and the kids are starving after church so waiting is not an option, otherwise they shove junk food in their mouths. Also not to mention Sunday is a VERY busy day for us. Mr. Frugalista and I usually eat, take turns going for a run and then prepare for the next week (for me that means going grocery shopping and getting food ready for the next week).  So usually it’s a homemade soup with sandwiches which is way easy. Trailerpark Barbie and Trailerpark Ken (aka mom and dad) come for lunch too.

I would love any ideas you have on quick meals for after church that are no muss,no fuss.

March 22 Meal Plan:

Monday-Steaks (Rocky),Green Beans,Baked Potatoes

Tuesday-Meatloaf Sandwiches,Homemade Mozarella Sticks,Sweet Potatoes (we didn’t eat it last week)

Wednesday-Turkey,Green Beans,Mashed Potatoes,Yeast Rolls

Thursday-Creamy Chicken,Peas,Rice

Friday-Turkey and Dumplings,Green Beans,Corn on the Cob

Saturday-Breakfast (didn’t eat it last week)

Sunday-Turkey Taco Soup,Grilled Cheese, Tortilla Chips

Lunches will be the usual. Which I posted last week. Same goes for Breakfast. The only difference that I can think of is that I made 8 side salads to keep in the fridge,in reusable containers for us to eat quick this week.