Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Menu Plan April 2, 2012

I love how meal planning makes the day so less stressful.  I have started and stopped the concept of meal planning since I was married 12 years ago.  But maybe it's because of the wealth of recipes online now, I find it fun to plan ahead and have kept with it since the beginning of the year.  If you haven't tried it yet, you should!  Most days at our house require quick kid-friendly meals, but also require spending as little as possible.  Especially if you are on a tight budget like us, hopefully this will help you!

Make sure to read all the way to the end of this post for my shopping list for these meals.
Here's what we are eating this week:

Tuesday: Tuna sauce on rice.  This is our cheap go-to meal.  Make a white sauce seasoned with lemon pepper.  Add 2 cans of tuna.  Serve over white rice.  Cheap, quick, and the entire family loves it.

Thursday: Oriental Beef & Noodle Toss -- Also one of our favorite super cheap and quick go-to recipes.  I teach piano a lot in the afternoons so quick meals are a must after teaching up until dinner time.  

Saturday: Homemade Egg McMuffins -- sausage patties, fried egg, cheese on an english muffin.  Kids love it!

Shopping List: (many of these items you may already have in your pantry)
Cream Cheese
Sour Cream
Mexican Cheese
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can Corn
1 Can Rotel Tomatoes
Spaghetti Sauce
1 Can diced green chilis
2 Cans Tuna
Chicken breasts for 4 meals
1 Roll Breakfast Sausage
Ground beef
Spaghetti noodles
2 bags Oriental Ramen
Orange Juice

What are you making this week?  How do you feed your family but keep costs down?

I'm linking up with The Organizing Junkie


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