We all hear that menu planning is the key to getting control of your food budget. However, creating a menu plan can be intimidating and often overwhelming. What if someone did all the work for you? What if a grocery list was just a few clicks away?
Well I have teamed up with SayMmm.com to provide Home Ec 101 readers with just that service. Here is an easily edited printable shopping list for the menu below. All of the recipes and tutorials are linked in the menu, so you should have no problems preparing each meal.
The menu is geared to a family of 4 -6, but smaller families will still find it useful. Freeze leftovers and include an extra leftover night. The menu includes one night to cook leftovers with any other leftovers being consumed as lunch.
- Chili Honey Chicken Thighs, Wilted Spinach, Scalloped Turnips and Rutabaga
- Meatloaf, Sauteed Cabbage, Baked Potatoes
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Spinach Feta Salad, a crusty loaf of bread
- Clean Out Refrigerator Night
- Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, Roasted Potatoes
- Cheeseburger Macaroni, Roasted broccoli
- Chicken Peppers and Mushrooms, Collard Greens and Northern Beans, Cornbread
While I try to eat seasonally, I’m aware that bell peppers are not in season. There are still a good portion of the vegetables in this menu that take advantage of seasonal availability.
If you’re trying to get started with menu planning I highly suggest you scroll to the bottom of the page and select the How to Menu Plan option.
What are you having for dinner this week?