Monday, January 20, 2014

Menu Plan Monday 2014 ~ Week of January 20th

We didn't do much better staying away from the grocery store last week, but we did manage to keep the cost down.  One trip was to pick up dog food and milk and a few other needed items.  I really didn't cook much last week, Joe was sick and didn't feel much like eating, so I had turkey wraps for dinner a couple of nights.  Since he was sick, he wanted chicken soup.  I didn't have any bone-in chicken or homemade broth, so when he picked up some meds from the super market, he also picked up a few cans of broth and a rotisserie chicken so I could make a quick, semi-homemade soup!  

I ended up making spaghetti with meat sauce over the weekend.  I was supposed to have my friends' little boy here for dinner one night and took out some ground meat thinking that would be the best option to serve for dinner while we had our little guest here.  That all fell through when Joe got sick...but I went ahead and made the spaghetti anyway since I had to cook the thawed beef.  

On Sunday, I wanted to go to Wegman's to pick up 2 of the Ibotta deals that were expiring that night.  While we were there, I picked up a 5 lb. pack of ground beef.  We've found that their price is the best for ground beef in our area, we just rarely get to that particular store, so I wanted to take advantage of the trip and pick up a pack.  I made sure to separate it into smaller portions before freezing.  


I'm keeping it simple for the start of this week
and serving some leftovers for dinner tonight.


Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken over pasta 
Sticking to the easy theme of the week,
I'm putting my crock pot to use for this meal.
As many times as I've made this simple
and delicious meal, I've never managed
to get a picture.  I'll give it a try this time!  


Spaghetti Bread
Some leftover pasta and sauce from the weekend
and a loaf of bread dough from the freezer,
make this meal super-easy!
The hard part will be find the frozen dough
in my freezer!  


Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Veggies
Over the weekend,
Joe saw a show on one of the cooking channels
that was all about meatloaf!
After that, I knew I had to add it to the menu this week!
Talk about the power of suggestion!  


Leftover Night 


Classic Sloppy Joes 
Oven Fries, Salad
I think we need to have a family game night this weekend.
Fun and games calls for some delicious, fun food!  



Now that you know what we're eating this week, let us know in the comments what's for dinner at your house this week! Or, if you need more menu planning inspiration? Follow me over to Menu Plan Monday hosted by I'm an Organizing Junkie! Or, if you like what you see here, you can check out my past menu plans.

You can also find this week's menu plan linked to On the Menu Monday hosted by Yvonne at Stone Gable. If you haven't checked out Yvonne's blog before, I suggest you drop everything and head on over to check out her delicious recipes, inviting tablescapes and stunning photographs!

1 comment:

Sarah Haney, M.A. said...

Wow you have really great ideas! Spaghetti Bread sounds especially good. I've been thinking about checking out the ibotta app for awhile, I tried it before but didn't have much luck. Do you have a lot of success with it? I might not live in a good shopping area being away from cities though.

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