Weekly Meal Plan, and Thanksgiving.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Today is the day for the Weekly Meal Plan and this week is Thanksgiving.  Therefore, Monday – Wednesday I’ll make normal meals then Thursday a huge, wonderful Thanksgiving meal Friday – Sunday … Leftovers? Pretty much sums up the week so here it goes.

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Monday – Burritos (Rice, black beans, corn, salsa, sour cream, cheese, steak strips, green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers and onions cooked on the stove)  I’ll take a picture of my beautiful burritos this week to show you.  Price = $12.50

Tuesday – Chicken Alfredo with broccoli and carrots.  Delicious and I do make my sauce homemade so the total comes to $13 for everything.  Not bad and really really tasty.  I do add in rolls.

Wednesday – Baked Spaghetti is a hit with the kids.  A little garlic bread and salad on the side, it’s nearly perfect.  We spend around $11 on this meal.

Thursday – Thanksgiving!  Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Classic Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Warm Rolls, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Pecan Pie.  I feel like I’m forgetting something … Not sure.  But I can’t wait!  Price = $35 ( I know I’m forgetting something)

Friday – Sunday is leftovers from Thanksgiving.  If our stomachs can even handle more food. I’d really like to help others this Thanksgiving also.

This weeks menu is going to cost us $71.50. I’m not complaining.  I think this is very nice.

When I was younger my Mother and I would go to homeless shelters and make food and pass it out all day for those in need and it was a memory I’ll forever cherish.  It was so nice to be with them during the holidays and I’d love to do that again. We have all kinds of memories of Thanksgiving, as I know you do also and I’d love to hear some of yours.

I feel so blessed to be able to have my family together on Thanksgiving, God willing.  Enjoying our food, and spending some great moments together.

We will definitely play some board games!  That is always fun and I’m sure they’ll be a game on TV to watch.  I need to check in and see if there is anything local that would be fun to do, like a parade or something.

What are some things you love to do on Thanksgiving?  Any favorite memories?

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.

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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!)