Menu Plan Monday – March 23

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 23, 2009

I’m going to be doing my meal plan a little differently this week. Partly because of the great deals this week at the grocery stores (that I can price match at Walmart), and partly because I wanted to change things up a little this week. I generally rely on what is in my stockpile when making meal plans, as I know the products in my stockpile are as cheap as they come. But this week I thought I’d post a complete plan for the week solely based on advertised sales. It’s a “chicken and meat week” because there are great deals on ground beef and chicken breasts.

“What to Do with a Whole Chicken” Tutorial coming later in the week :)

Monday- Meat and Rice Casserole (Thanks PhD in Parenting!) $1.49/lb ground beef

Tuesday – El Burgos $1.49/lb ground beef and $2.99/10 lb potatoes, Frozen Veggies ($.88/bag)

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken ($1.88/lb) with Dole Salad ($1.28) and Tomatoes ($.99/lb)

Thursday – Whole Chicken ($.88/lb) with Rice, Cucumber-Dill Salad ($.77/cucumber and $1 sour cream)

Friday – Meatloaf ($1.49/lb) with Baked Sweet Potatoes ($.68/lb) and Frozen Veggies ($.88/bag)

Saturday – Mexican Chicken Skillet Dinner (Using leftover chicken from whole chicken meal) and Rotel ($.87 plus use coupon)

Sunday - Burgers ($1.49/lb) with Buns ($1/bag), Oven Fries ($2.99/10 lb potatoes), Apples (4/$1)

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!

We’ll be back to regular meal planning next week. I hope this helps you with planning your meals based on the store ads. Be sure to check in at Bargain Meal of the Week for more ideas!!!

All the BEST menu plans can be found every week at OrgJunkie.com!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly March 28, 2009 at 6:20 am

Erin,

I just love your new website! You’re doing a great job in helping women manage their grocery budgets!

Kelly

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Liz@Hoosier Homemade March 29, 2009 at 11:50 am

I second that! Love your site and all your great recipes! Thanks for working so hard to bring us great ideas.
~Liz

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Amy March 30, 2009 at 7:09 am

Your site looks great, Erin! Your menu plan looks really good too!! Good luck with your interview- I am so proud and happy for you!!

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