Menu Plan Monday – March 16th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 15, 2009

WELCOME!!!

I am so honored to be hosting Menu Plan Monday for Laura this week.

Menu planning is an integral part of what I do to save money each week. Plus, I’d seriously be LOST without my meal plan. So I thank Laura for hosting MPM every week to not only help us to stay organized, but also to inspire creativity and encourage accountability as we check out each other’s meal plans each week!

I will post recipes with cost breakdowns every night after we have our meal, so if you see a meal you’d like to know more about, come on back later in the week to check out the recipe!

Monday – Kusherie (Egyptian Lentils)

Tuesday – Lasagna Roll Ups

Wednesday – Honey Lime Chicken

Thursday – Beef Roast and Sweet Potatoes in the Crockpot

Friday – Homemade Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets

Saturday – Spaghetti

Sunday – Beef Stew (using the leftover beef roast from Thursday)

I have also found that, in addition to weekly plans, a “monthly menu plan” helps me most effectively use those items that I have in my stockpile. I like monthly menu planning because I can see the bigger picture and keeps me from planning the same meals over and over. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) I also really appreciate how it keeps the creativity flowing in the kitchen! I use a magnetic calendar on my fridge to keep track of my monthly and weekly meal plans! So far I’ve stuck to the March meal plan!

If you’d like a few bargain meals to add to your menu each week, check out my Bargain Meal of the Week post. Each week contributors from all over the country post a meal idea based on what is on sale in their grocery store that week. Be sure to stop by for a great bargain meal at a store near you!

In case you need a refresher on “the official rules of Menu Plan Monday,” here they are!

Please remember when typing into Mr. Linky to leave spaces in the name/information box. This will prevent the links from pushing out into the sidebars. I will have to delete a link if it causes this problem, which I just don’t like to do. I want everyone to come see your plan!!! So, think spaces!

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Stephanie April 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm

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