Free Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – 9/30


The Recipes

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The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List

Scroll down and you’ll see a list of ingredients for each of the recipes included, in the order they are listed above. I’ll include ALL ingredients, including many that you already have in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer. If you have those ingredients, just don’t click them! Put a check mark by each of the ingredients, and then print your grocery list and be on your way to the grocery store!

Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese

1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp white sugar
1 large white onion
2 Tbsp butter
about 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
4 slices Swiss cheese
8 slices whole wheat bread

Seven Layer Tostadas

8 tostada shells
1 can refried beans (or 2 cups homemade refried beans)
1 chicken breast or about 2 cups
2 avocados
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 Tbsp lime or lemon juice
Chopped peppers
Canned, or cooked black beans, about 1 cup
About 1/2 cup salsa
8 pinchfuls of shredded cheese

Loaded Potato Frittata

6 slices turkey bacon
4 medium Russet potatoes
8 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 bunch green onions
Serve with fresh fruit on the side

Taco ‘Taters

4 large or 6 medium potatoes
2 to 3 cups leftover taco meat
2 cups shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
Serve with a vegetable side dish or corn on the cob

Mexican Carnitas

1.5 lb pork shoulder or loin
2 Tbsp oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lime juice or juice from 1 lime
8 corn tortillas
Salsa, diced avocado, sour cream dollops to garnish
Serve with a side of corn cobs

Lasagna Buns

6 sub rolls or bolillo rolls
About 2 cups spaghetti sauce with meat
1/2 cup sour cream (use 1/2 cup ricotta if you prefer)
1 egg white
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Serve with a simple side salad

Pumpkin Pecan Granola

1/3 cup applesauce
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract (or you could use maple extract if you have some)
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups traditional oats
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flaxseed (optional)
1 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger – each
1 cup pecans
1 cup raisins

One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares (or 1 cup chocolate chips)

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