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Meal Plan O’ the Week

Posted By Jessica Fisher On June 22, 2009 @ 2:25 am In Meal Planning | 2 Comments

I need to emphasize the word plan here. Plan doesn’t always signify that it happens. I had a meal plan last week. But, mealtimes didn’t happen exactly as I had planned.

We ate omelets instead of take-out on Monday, this fantastic shrimp and pasta [5] instead of Spaghetti and sausages on Thursday; Friday night’s Chinese Food bumped pizza night to Saturday. You get the picture.

But, regardless, having a plan is the first step toward having dinner. It just happens that I went to Plans B, C, and D last week. And that’s okay, the shrimp and pasta [5] was well worth the detour.

Here’s what I think we’ll be eating for dinner this week:
Monday – Beans [6] and rice with toppings
Tuesday – Queso Fundido [7] and homemade tortillas, beans and rice, salad
Wednesday – Spaghetti and Meatballs [8] with Red Sauce [9]
Thursday – Crockpot Enchiladas [10], salad
Friday – Pizza [11] and Salad
Saturday – Meatloaf and Mac and Cheese [12]
Sunday – Mixed Grill, Rice Pilaf, and salad

In case you missed it, here is my series on how I use coupons to feed my family of 8 and stay in the black:

Adventures in Couponing: 8 Great Ways to Find Coupons [13]
Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em [14]
Shop Listing [15]
Meal Planning from the Sales [16]

For more meal planning inspiration, visit I’m an Organizing Junkie [17] every Monday.

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[5] this fantastic shrimp and pasta: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/06/shrimp-with-noodles-and-cream-sauce.html

[6] Beans: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/04/homemade-pintos.html

[7] Queso Fundido: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/05/queso-fundido.html

[8] Meatballs: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/throwdown-with-bobby-flay/grandma-maronis-meatballs-100-year-old-recipe-recipe/index.html

[9] Red Sauce: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/03/urs-pasta.html

[10] Crockpot Enchiladas: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/09/bean-and-meat-crockpot-enchilada.html

[11] Pizza: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2008/07/tgif-make-homemade-pizza.html

[12] Meatloaf and Mac and Cheese: http://www.goodcheapeats.com/2009/05/good-cheap-eats-blue-plate-special.html

[13] Adventures in Couponing: 8 Great Ways to Find Coupons: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/05/adventures-in-couponing-8-great-ways-to.html

[14] Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/05/coupons-you-gotta-know-how-to-hold-em.html

[15] Shop Listing: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/06/shop-listing.html

[16] Meal Planning from the Sales: http://www.lifeasmom.com/2009/06/meal-planning-from-sales.html

[17] I’m an Organizing Junkie: http://orgjunkie.com/category/menu-plan-monday

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