Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – January 3rd

The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List

Welcome to the first edition of 2011!

Here’s how it will work.

Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.)

Because I know that many people use January as a clean out your pantry month, I’ve decided that this week’s meal plan should contain a majority of my “pantry staples” recipes. I’ve also included a dessert recipe, and a recipe that can also be found in my new breakfast and lunch cookbook

…which will be on store shelves TOMORROW!!!!! Somebody pinch me…

I give you…the pantry staples plan.

The Recipes

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 a cute little box will appear at the bottom of your screen with your grocery list.  Once you’ve clicked all the ingredients you need, print your list and be on your way to the grocery store!

Ingredients List


If you are seeing this in an email or in your reader and you’d like to print your grocery list, then click here to access the list feature, which is only available on the website.

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  1. says

    Where have you been all my life?!?!? JJ. But seriously, this year I am resolving to menu plan like crazy and I think I will get some nice refreshing ideas from here!!! thanks for sharing, I’m off to go look around a bit more!!!!

  2. Teresa Morgan says

    Thank you so much for your meal plans. My family is going to love all of the new meals. That is a lifesaver. I know it will be a big hit. Even organized people like me can get overwhelmed and this is so helpful.

  3. Terrestia says

    Just starting to plane meals. So glade that I found this site. We are on a budget and I have been spinning wheels trying to save money. Thanks so much!

  4. says

    Last night I made Baked Chicken Marsala. I even steamed broccoli and made rice to go along with it. All 5 of my kids AND my husband loved it!! I doubled the recipe and it was exactly enough. Thanks for this yummy recipe. It’s going in the “keep it” column!

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