Menu Plan Monday: A Week’s Worth of Fall Classics

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Today I am so excited to write Menu Plan Monday because the BJ’s Freezer Meal Plan is NOW AVAILABLE!  If you are struggling with what to make for dinner and want easy to prepare dishes this meal plan has it. For only 7 days it is $2.97. It took me so many hours getting this all ready for you. It will simplify your meal planning for sure.

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This week my mom leaves on Tuesday. She stayed with us for 2 weeks and it has been a blast. Now I’m back to a normal routine of planning and having dinner ready around 5 p.m. every night.

What are you cooking for your family this week?

We have a lot of squash left to use and chickens. We just moved to a farm and growing and raising our own food one step at a time. I started a new blog about the journey as well!

So this week I need to head to my pantry. It seems when my mom is here we hit the grocery store with no real money saving list. This has been really hard for me in the past but I am learning that I do not have to get such an extreme deal every time we shop.

So this week I can easily shop from my pantry and make a week’s worth of meals. I’m ready for the fall comfort meals even though tomorrow here in New York it’s going to be 80 degrees! WHAT!!

Breakfasts we stick to homemade pancakes, oatmeal, eggs.

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MENU PLAN MONDAY

See ya next Monday!

Monday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Sauteed Fresh Spinach

 Tuesday:  Chili with Homemade CornBread

Wednesday: Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Thursday:  Bacon Egg Quiche

Friday:  Homemade  Pizza using the rest of the BBQ Pulled Pork

Saturday:  Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Sunday: Leftovers

 

Tips for Meal Planning:

BUILD CONFIDENCE AND RELATIONSHIPS

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.

START SMALL

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.

TOO BUSY IS NO EXCUSE!

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.

WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?

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