Weekly meal plan

This week should be easy for us.  A couple crock pot recipes and quick dinners.  Here’s what we have for this week’s dinners.



Monday – Chili (with crackers, cheese, and pasta)  I love to sprinkle in the oyster crackers and a bit of cheese.  = $12

Tuesday – Burrito’s (Chipotle style) we do it all, Steak strips, corn, cheese, salsa, sour cream, black beans, green peppers, red peppers, onions, and rice.  = $15

Wednesday – Chicken noodle soup (crockpot) served with rolls = $12

Thursday – Beef stew (crockpot) A little pricier but easily feeds 8 and so we will have a little left over.  = $18

Friday – Mansaf (this one takes a while but worth it)  another of my husband’s cuisines.  Here’s the recipe. It is a delicious meal.  = $20

Saturday – Chicken parmesan – I make everything homemade for this one, with the Olive Garden recipe found here = $12

Sunday – Easy day.  Breakfast for dinner.  Pancakes, french toast, eggs, and turkey bacon. = $7.50

Here’s our weekly menu this week.  This menu will cost $96.50 and will feed our family of 6. We like these recipes and this will be my first time making beef stew in my crockpot. Pretty excited about it, actually.

I would like to make more recipes in the crockpot, My Mother bought it for me last year and I’ve really not used it hardly at all.  It makes sense for me to use it and I’m not sure why I don’t.  I have an entire recipe book for it, too!  There are breakfast, lunches, dinners and even dessert! Which I was surprised about. I’ve never had a dessert from a crockpot or even a breakfast.  I really need to get going on these recipes and try them.  Having 4 children you’d think I’d use it more since it makes it easier in the evening.  It cooks the food for you.  So I will be trying more crockpot recipes.

Do you use a crockpot?  Which recipes do you love to make in it?


Weekly meal plan

Time for a weekly meal plan, We’re still doing good with our grocery budget. Although  I am definitely trying to get better with couponing, making the lists, checking the ads and saving as much as I can.  Still getting better with that.

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Last week I did the meal plan and it was a hit, I do not think I will be doing breakfast and lunch again as it makes it a bit too long.  I will only be doing dinners from now on and I will be adding in some of my favorite desserts I love to cook also.  Let’s get started!

  • MondayChili ( I make it in the crockpot)  the cost breaks down for a whopping $12 dollars total for my whole family.  I also do make spaghetti noodles on the side to put the chili on.
  • TuesdayBroccoli and Cheddar soup (also done in the crockpot) We put crackers or sourdough bread boules.  Cost of entire meal = $14
  • WednesdayChicken pot pie (baked and delicious) We really love this meal and the cost is hard to beat.  $10 for a whole pie.
  • ThursdayChicken noodle soup (Yes, crockpot again) It’s delicious and hot and ready by dinner time.  Cost of this beautiful soup is $12 for us.
  • FridayMeatloaf dinner (Mashed potatoes, and corn on the side) We really do love this meal.  The cost of this meal is $11
  • SaturdayMagloubeh (mediterranean dish)  It is loved by all of us, My husband is from Jordan so we incorporate mediterranean in our recipes at least once a week and sometimes 3 times a week.  Cost of meal = $16
  • Sunday – Pancakes, eggs and turkey bacon (more so a lunch/dinner for breakfast?)  I don’t have a recipe for this, I’m pretty sure we all know how to make this one.  Cost of this meal is $8.  We all love this meal on a Sunday, it’s nice to relax and have a big breakfast/dinner.

This sums up our week to come.  Weekly total of $83 for dinners.

What’s on your menu this week?  Have any recipes to share? (Please leave one!)