September 7, 2009

Meal Plan Monday: Week 3 of My 5 Week Menu Plan



Learn more about my 5 Week Menu Plan with my Q&A post right here.

It's Week 3 of 5 of my 5 Week Menu Plan and I have a stocked freezer - what a relief as the holiday weekend ends and the school year picks up it's usual busy pace!

I'm so glad I put together this 5 Week Menu Plan; it really has saved me a great deal of time and stress as I plan my shopping and cooking. And I'm finding that I have even more meals stocked in my freezer than I had planned which will come in handy when I build my next 5 Week Menu Plan.

Here's what's for dinner at my house this week:

Monday

Slow Cooker Taco Soup (It was yummy and I had lots left over to freeze - great soup for fall!)

Tuesday

Oven Baked Chicken (made double amount and froze extras in Week 1) with Mac-n-Cheese and veggies

Wednesday

Buttery Shrimp Pasta (I'm substituting chicken for the shrimp and adding fresh tomatoes from the garden) with salad and Homemade Bread

Thursday

Leftovers!

Friday

Meatball Subs (with meatballs I doubled and froze on Sunday of Week 2). french fries, and veggie sticks

Saturday

Free night!

Sunday

Homemade Chicken Nuggets with Grinny Beans and salad

My 5 Week Menu Plan (with recipe links) is posted right here (as a printable GoogleDoc) and embedded at the bottom is a link to Week 1's Grocery List, Week 2's Grocery List and this week, Week 3's Grocery List (all are also printable GoogleDocs).

The Week 3 Grocery List is very short because I'm beginning to use the extra meals I doubled and froze during Week 1 and Week 2. My crazy menu planning is paying off! Woot! ;-)

I'm not perfect (I've got big fat clay feet here, y'all) so be aware that a link could be haywire and that the Grocery Lists are basic guidelines; be sure to check the recipes and see what items you'd omit or add and adjust amounts for your family size.

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Don't forget to hop on over to the linkeroony at Meal Plan Monday hosted by Orgjunkie.com to drop your meal plan post and surf the links for ideas!

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