June Meal Plan

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 29, 2009

Ok, so I’m on deadline for the cookbook now.  Which means that I am intentionally planning in a few extra “take out” nights!  I might just have to pop into one of those freezer kitchen places for a few frozen entrees.  They cost about $10 a piece and would be MUCH cheaper than going out to a restaurant each night and dropping $25-30 on a meal!  We RARELY eat out or do take out, but I’m going to cut myself some slack this month and just go ahead and plan it in.  Cause I know there are some CRAZY (15 hours of editing each day) DAYZ coming my way!  (I know…lots of eating out!  Not ideal, but I’m just trying to be realistic here! Will get back on track in July!)

1- Homemade Chicken Nuggets
2- Dinner Out with MommySnacks, the ladies from MomminitUp and AmyinOhio… and then to see Yanni Voices!
3- Sloppy Joes
4- Fettucini Alfredo
5- Out
6- MckPancakes
7- Grill or Burgers

8- Pork Chops
9- Out
10- Fish
11- Out
12- Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza
13- Surprise or Leftovers
14- Burgers

15- Pot Roast
16- Chicken Tetrazinni
17- Out
18- Beef Stroganoff, using leftover pot roast meat
19- Healthy Hot Pockets
20- Leftovers
21- Grill

22- Chili
23- BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
24- Eggs/Breakfast
25- Crockpot Recipe???
26- Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza
27- Out
28- Out

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa Bullers May 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I too am very busy although I am not writing a cookbook. lol I have 3 teens and they keep me going plus I work full time with a 1 hour round trip commute. But I try to set up a monthly meal plan and I figure in the days that I have little time I use my crock pot or if we have other activities planned. I try to plan quick and easy meals that we can fix so that we can get out of the house quickly. We do take out once a week and it is usually pizza and were we like it from it only cost $5. each and it is not a chain. With it being summer we have more cool sandwiches and salads they take very little time if you are able to do most of you prep when you get home from the store and use the glad storage containers. Maybe these suggestions help and good luck with the book I will be looking forward to seeing it in print. Keep up the good work.

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Lisa Bullers May 30, 2009 at 5:16 am

I too am very busy although I am not writing a cookbook. lol I have 3 teens and they keep me going plus I work full time with a 1 hour round trip commute. But I try to set up a monthly meal plan and I figure in the days that I have little time I use my crock pot or if we have other activities planned. I try to plan quick and easy meals that we can fix so that we can get out of the house quickly. We do take out once a week and it is usually pizza and were we like it from it only cost $5. each and it is not a chain. With it being summer we have more cool sandwiches and salads they take very little time if you are able to do most of you prep when you get home from the store and use the glad storage containers. Maybe these suggestions help and good luck with the book I will be looking forward to seeing it in print. Keep up the good work.
Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

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Jessica May 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm

I love the idea of making a monthly menu… I usually only make a weekly menu as my hubby is out to sea most of the time so there’s really no need for me to make more then that. I’m thinking I may change my train of thought on that one though. I’ll still shop only once or twice a week and save time when not knowing what to make.

Thanks Erin!!!

<3

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