June 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 22, 2009

Monday means menu planning at my house -- really, Sunday night means menu planning. I scan my ads and my pantry and freezer and decide what to cook for dinner for my busy bunch that week.

Menu planning is a critical part of saving money at the grocery store. Once you have a menu plan based on what you have on hand as well as what's on sale/what's a great deal with coupons, you can build your shopping list. Without a menu plan or a detailed shopping list, I guarantee you that I would impulse shop my way through the store then come home and wonder, Now what am I going to cook tonight?

A few minutes of planning saves me big bucks each week and lots of stress every night; if you're just starting to cut back and be more frugal, this is an easy place to start.

For ideas on menu planning, be sure to visit Menu Plan Monday over at Orgjunkie.com.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork + crusty rolls, coleslaw, pasta salad


Taco night! (My kids could eat tacos every darn day!)


Breakfast for dinner with Gingerbread Waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage, and fresh fruit


Enchiladas (I'm substituting leftover pork from Monday for the chicken).


Free night!


Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs + rice and salad


Grilled Hot Dogs and Hamburgers, Chips, Red Skinned Potato Salad

Looking for more help in the kitchen? Visit my foodie friends - you'll find all sorts of ideas to help you save time and money!

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