March 28, 2011

Menu Plan Monday | Week of March 28-April 3, 2011 {Recipe Links + Printable Grocery List}

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 stockpile shop the weekly sales with coupons; my goal is to get the best deals on items for my monthly menu plan for the lowest cost.  For more Q&A (because you're just dying to know, right?), click here.

Here's my menu plan for this week - taken from my monthly menu plan for March - with recipe links and a link to a printable grocery list.  I've also included (2) recipes for items I'll be baking this week in case you'd like to try them yourself. 

Last week, I was under the weather with a stomach bug and my hubs was traveling for work so I didn't get around to making the Savory Chicken & Dumplings.  I put it on my menu plan again this week because my youngest has been begging me to make him his, "treasure soup".  It is yummy!

I hope you find it useful!


Cincinnati Chili
Oyster Crackers


Fast and Delicious Black Bean Soup
Chopped Lettuce and Tomato


Free night for us!


Savory Chicken & Dumplings


Oven Baked Fish Sticks
Oven Fresh Seasoned Potato Wedges


Grilled Chicken Breasts
Bagged Salad
Black Bean & Corn Salsa
Black Bean & Corn Quesadillas


Free night!

**CLICK HERE for the printable grocery list.**

Looking for more menu planning ideas? Hop links over at Menu Plan Monday where hundreds of bloggers share their weekly menu plans.

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