See I told you, this would help!
- SC = Store Coupon
- MC = Manufacturer Coupon
- SS = Smart Source
- RMN = Retail Me Not
- PG = Proctor and Gamble
- WYB = When You Buy
- B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
- .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
- .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
- EXP = Expiration Date
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Here’s everything we plan to cook this week! We have a few repeats this week from previous weeks, but who doesn’t?
Really one of the best ways to stick to your meal plan is to find 10-12 meals that you love and rotate through them. If you think about it that way you would only eat items 2-3 times a month, but not have to stress over always finding new things or keeping tons of weird ingredients on hand.
The sweet part about about this week… everything should be on the table in less than 30 minutes!
Monday – Shepherd’s Pie
A few weeks ago we made a few Shepherd’s Pies and put them in the freezer! So dinner will be a breeze and not make any dirty dishes (that’s really my goal). The easiest and best recipe is Rachael Ray’s 30 minute shepherd’s pie.
To freeze this, put everything together but don’t bake it. Just put it straight in the freezer. I do recommend fully thawing it before cooking when you take it out.
Tuesday – Steaks, Sweet Potatoes, Corn on the Cob
Our produce box this week had lots of corn on the cob that I’m itching to eat! We also have steaks in the freezer from a Lowes Foods deal a few weeks back.
Wednesday – Taco Night @ Church
Week 2 of our Summer Bible Club for kids. We get dinner and have a once a week VBS night.
Thursday – Spaghetti & Salad
This is a rare meal for us. My husband is gluten-free so I tend to stay away from most pasta. However… my younger two children has started asking everyday if we can have spaghetti, so this is for them!
Friday – Hamburgers & Hot Dogs with fresh coleslaw and baked beans
We have two heads of cabbage (one left from two weeks ago and a new one from this weeks produce). A go-to recipe here is KFC Copy Cat Coleslaw, so we are making a big batch and then preparing dinner to go along with our coleslaw.
Tip: This recipe calls for buttermilk, which I never buy. Just make your own by adding lemon juice to milk.
Saturday – Italian Grilled Chicken, Baked Potatoes, Sautéed Squash & Zucchini
Grab a bottle of Italian Salad Dressing (if you’ve been couponing for any time you have at least 10 somewhere) and marinate your chicken for at least 30 minutes. Grill it or put in the oven on Broil until it’s cooked through. Then add Mozzarella cheese to the top until it melts. That’s it! It takes about 10 minutes max to cook.
We will be camping out tonight (praying that it’s not 102 outside), we have a camp stove for the squash but will do everything else over the fire. For potatoes, just wrap them in tin foil and throw them right in the coals, they will take about 20 minutes but taste great!
Sunday – Tikka Masala, with Basmati Rice and Green Beans
We love Indian Food! I also love Tasty Bite Simmer Sauces. They are 99¢ at Kroger this week so you can all fall in the love with them too. It makes cooking a new dish super easy and you can make it as spicy (or not) as you like. The other perk… not having to pay a ton for spices you’ll rarely use.
See our past weeks Meal Plans for more ideas.
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