Sunday, January 16, 2011

Meal Plan for the Week of January 17

Menu planning is something that I have done since last July when I discovered the book, Miserly Moms, and that led me to the blogs: and On those two blogs I learned all about menu planning and freezer cooking. It has changed my life. Sure my family still eats out too much---but not nearly as much as we used to!!Having food in our pantry and freezer that we can just pull out on those frequent evenings after a hard day at school is such a lifesaver and moneysaver. We have been able to trim down our food costs at least $100 each month by just writing out menu plans each week and putting a few things in the freezer as we find a great sale.
  • Monday: bean burritos and Spanish rice
  • Tuesday: grilled London broil, roasted potatoes, broccoli
  • Wednesday: chicken fajitas, pinto beans, Spanish rice (we love Spanish rice)
  • Thursday: eat out? or frozen pizza
  • Friday: eat out? or maybe frozen pizza again
  • Saturday: spaghetti and garlic bread
  • Sunday: eat out?
I already know that this is going to be a crazy week. I cannot even begin to think about what to eat towards the middle and end of it.

This post is linked to Menu Planning Monday At I'm An Organizing Junkie.


  1. I really want to get into freezer cooking! It seems like such a great way to help yourself out on those hard days.

  2. I really do recommend those blogs in my post. They really go into depth about how to get started. Also another good one is She puts her whole freezer cooking plan each month with printable recipes that have larger yields so you can make more than one easily. Hope it goes well!