What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Menu Planning

The husband and I have made a pact: No fast food or restaurants for 1 week. This may seem like an easy feat, however we find ourselves “grabbing” something to eat a few times a week. However, with us becoming a single income family and a little bug on the way…we need to save money and our waistlines will be happier I’m sure!

In order to try and make this goal come to fruition, I sat down last night with a pen, paper, and Pinterest and made a meal plan! I LOVE Pinterest, for many things…but mostly for the recipes! There are a TON of them, and most are very easy and don’t need many weird ingredients. Anywho, here’s our meal plan this week…maybe you’d like to try a few of these for yourself!

Wednesday: Yogurt Chicken
Broccoli
Corn Bread

Thursday: Pork Ribs
Crock Pot Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob

Friday: Parmesan Chicken Soup
Garlic Bread
Roasted Zucchini

Saturday: Rotisserie Chicken (We have a mini countertop Rotisserie, and it ROCKS!)
Asparagus
Baked Beans (left over from two nights before!)

Sunday: Mexican Shredded Beef Tacos
Rice
Beans

Monday: Thai Pork w/Peanut Sauce
Rice

I’m going grocery shopping today, so I’m hoping that I can stay within my budget. I’m normally NO good at grocery budgets and shopping lists so I really have NO idea how my bill will turn out…but one goal at a time right?? And these yummy dinners (with LOTS of leftovers) will surely keep us away from that fast food counter!

Bon Appetit!

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10 thoughts on “What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Menu Planning

  1. Yummy!! We’re in a similar position – we’ve banned eating out indefinitely!! Meal planning is definitely a blessing. What’s your pinterest tag? Mine is mrs_sags.

  2. I love this!! I feel the same, I grab lunch at wendys (1 salad and a medium lemonade) and it is at least $10 but I buy one bag of the kale goodness pre made thing at costco. $6 per bag and at least 4 large salads! Keep the tips coming I am all ears!

  3. We have been struggling with eating out too. My goal was once a pay period and that went up in flames already this year! We’ve been running out for burgers, and even trying to eat them healthier (no bun, no sauces, so really not too bad), it’s just the fact that I grocery shop and then don’t use the food. Shameful. What is this about a countertop rotisserie? I’m investigating this further! I bake a chicken once a week and that would be so much fun to have once in a while, especially being able to control the ingredients!

    • I know what you mean about shopping and then not using the food! That’s a HUGE reason I’m trying to make meals at home more. We end up wasting a LOT of money that way and we can’t afford to do that anymore. Here’s the countertop rotisserie I have, http://bit.ly/1fhJXnl. I got it as a gift last year and we LOVE it!

  4. YUM! THanks for linking up. We try to eat in for all of our meals (except one on the weekend), which works out fairly well. I may need to pin a couple of those recipes!

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