I Survived a Viral Blog Post ~ Plus Our Family’s Meal Plan for the Week

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 8, 2014

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This past weekend/week, the 20 Meals from Costco for $150 blog post went viral, like 1 MILLION page views over the weekend. I thought it might break Facebook too, as it seemed to have just taken over. (Not really.) I’m grateful to my fabulous host for handling the surge without issue!

This week is mostly a “pantry challenge week,” as most of the ingredients for our meals, minus the fresh produce and eggs, we already have in the cupboards or freezer. I might do a mini-baking session this weekend, and if I do I will share on Instagram and Facebook. I’m working on a project deadline…AND getting the next post in the 20 Meals from Costco for $150 series ready to post on Monday, so I might not have time to bake!

Figured out what meals you want to make…now find the best deals by searching in the Favado app to determine which store has the best price on ingredients (mainly meats and vegetables)? Or spin the table and search the Favado app before making your meal plan, then plan your meals based on your family’s favorite ingredients that are on sale! Either way, use the app to get the most bang for your grocery buck! 

Our Family’s Meal Plan

Breakfast

  • Cold cereal, Cream of Rice cereal, Scrambled Eggs with Smoothies

Lunch

  • Salads and soups for Erin
  • Sandwiches, fruit, chips for Steve

Dinner

  • Brinner – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Fruit
  • Friday Night Pizza – homemade crust, chicken and black bean with cilantro
  • Chicken Fajita Nachos – recipe coming soon!
  • Baked Greek Chicken – recipe coming soon!

Find all these recipes pinned onto Erin’s Chase Family Meal Plans board on Pinterest…pin them to your boards!

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Leah Ingram January 8, 2014 at 8:16 pm

Congrats on the viral post. I was hoping you would link directly to it–now I’m interested.

Leah

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Jenn K January 8, 2014 at 10:37 pm
Weight Loss Expert January 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

How fantastic! It’s important, especially in today’s climate, to spend every penny wisely and I think it’s testament to your article, how many people appreciate the help and advice your article supplied them with. My main concern at first (being skeptical) was about the variety but having read the plan I was very surprised! I will definitely be stopping by more often!

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