Menu Plan Monday: Beef & Bacon Burgers, BBQ Chicken in Crockpot & More

It's Monday! This Monday is special because in just 5 DAYS the first BJ's Freezer Meal Plan will be launching! I can't wait. If you are looking for a meal plan that will take you one hour to prep 12 meals and still have room in your freezer this is it. Whether you are a beginner or advanced this meal plan fits for every skill level in the kitchen.

Every Monday I share with you what's on our menu for the week.  If couponing and all the deal hunting is something you don't enjoy try just planning out your meals for the week. See how it affects your budget. Meal planning allows you to have financial margin and serve your family healthier foods even on a budget.

So if you need a bit of inspiration as to what to make this week check out my meal plan below. I have been trying to cut back more carbs in this house and this week we are going bunless with our burgers. Instead we will be using Portobello Mushrooms. My husband didn't like it when I told him but we will see how it turns out. 🙂

For us breakfast is always eggs, smoothie, oatmeal, or pancakes.

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Tips for Meal Planning:


Meal planning will also build a family bond. Your kids will see you in the kitchen and they may want to help. I encourage you to let them help you even if you are just starting out cooking and feel uncomfortable, let them hand you your utensils.


If you grew up with not much of a cooking background start small. Don’t whip out the recipes that call for 10+ ingredients and knife skills.

You do not want to get discouraged, you want to feed your family for less.

My favorite recipes I started cooking with was from the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook. I suggest this to anyone wanting to start cooking and has no idea where to begin. It gives you the basics on everything from the cuts of meat, to basic spices, and how to shape your own loaves of bread.

Once you get a feel for how food blends together you will gain confidence and feel proud.


If you are crunched on time you can still menu plan. There are hundreds of those freezer meal plans you can purchase or find your own on Pinterest that I know several of my friends love.

It is a personal preference if freezer cooking is for you. I really enjoy blending the ingredients together and if I am so crunched on time where I can’t prep a meal that’s when I turn to my emergency plan- frozen fish sticks or the crock pot.

If there is a meal that sounds so delicious you can not pass it up- use my price comparison search bar to find the best deal on it. That way you won’t feel bad about making a dinner that is calling you but you may not have any of the items in your pantry.

So this week here are the dinner meals we are having. Breakfast is always a choice of pancakes, eggs, oatmeal, cereal.

*Don’t forget you can try BJ’s Wholesale Club for THREE Months for free here.


See ya next Monday!

Monday:  Beef and Bacon Burgers with Portobello Mushroom Buns ( never tried mushrooms as buns- getting adventurous here! lol)

 Tuesday:  Roasted Rosemary Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Wednesday:  Creamy Parmesan Pasta with Steamed Broccoli and Spinach

Thursday: Chicken Avocado Soup

Friday:  Homemade  Pizza

Saturday:  BBQ chicken in Crockpot with Cauliflower rice- this was a big hit in our house!

Sunday: Leftovers



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