It feels good to be back on schedule! Monday's Meal Plan is actually happening on a Monday! :) If this is your first time to join us on a Monday- welcome! Meal Planning really is a huge key to what I do to save money and time. It keeps me at the grocery store just once during a week (most of the time) and I plan my meals around what I already have in my pantry and freezer, making my grocery shopping list fairly small and leaving room to "stockpile" those items that are at rock bottom prices using my coupons!
Monday: Steamed Artichokes with lemon butter, chicken and rice (didn't have last week.. and finally getting out to Trader Joes today for my artichokes! :)
Tuesday: Southwestern Egg Rolls (using chopped chicken and black beans from the freezer) and mexican fixins
Wednesday- Lasagna, garlic toast, salad
Thursday- Breakfast for dinner- Ham and Cheese Quiche (adding spinach) and fresh squeezed mandarin orange juice.. found them for $.99/bag on managers special at Kroger- they are SO sweet!
Friday- Grilled Chicken on Salad (marinated in lime juice, olive oil and the garlic wine seasoning I picked up at the Melting Pot- not the cheapest thing I've purchased in the 'spice' catagory, but SO good!)
Breakfasts- bagels, hot cereal and toast, banana muffins
Lunches- Bagel pizzas, ham sandwiches (using ham didn't use in quiche), chicken salad, pb & j's