Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan for Week 10, March 7-13. Can you believe it's March already? I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and save time in the kitchen! Together we can enjoy delicious affordable meals!
Meal planning and prepping tips
I received this great tip from Billie - "I plan what we will have for dinner the next day. This way I know if I have everything on hand that I will need or if I need to pick up something on the way home."
What a great tip! There's nothing worse than making dinner only to find out you're missing an ingredient!
- Both Chicken and Dumplings and the Italian Beef Stew free great. Leftovers are perfect for lunch as well!
- Don't be afraid to cook extra veggies. They make great snacks and second day side dishes. I always use leftover veggies in kitchen sink soup. (That's a soup where you toss everything in but the kitchen sink!) 😋
- Enjoy dessert this week, those cookies are AMAZING!
You're not going to believe how easy this is to make and how much better it tastes! Skip the takeout and make Mongolian Beef tonight!
Just like your fav restaurant only better! Make some white or brown rice and you'll be set for dinner!
Chicken and Dumpling Soup
Chicken and Dumplings - does it get any more comforting than this? But unlike the traditional meal that takes hours to make... this is done in just 45 minutes!
Fabulous, huh? Delicious too!
This is super yummy and leftovers freeze well!
Cowboy Tater Tot Casserole
Cowboy Tater Tot casserole is super yummy! My folks made this recipe earlier this week and Mom said - wow, this is great! It's a delicious meaty casserole that kids big and small will gobble up and ask for seconds!
Three ingredients and just a few minutes in the microwave is all there is to make bright crunchy steamed green beans. Great side dish and leftovers are great on day two, perfect for a snack and sometimes I'll even toss them into soup!
I like making Greek Salad the center of the meal without any protein. It's so filling and the salty bites of feta cheese makes it so yummy!
But I know vegetarian isn't for everyone - so if you're looking to add some chicken, then here's my favorite recipe below!
Lemon Pepper Chicken - Tender juicy chicken is a great topping for the Greek salad.
Serve the meat thinly sliced to top the salad. It helps stretch the budget, but leaves plenty of meat for each serving.
Bonus? Slicing the chicken leaves you extra for sandwich the next day!
Italian Beef Stew
Filled with beef, vegetables and made in your slow cooker. Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew is rich, savory and delicious!
Bake up a batch of homemade potato rolls for an easy delicious meals!
Ladle a quart into a container and save it for lunch or dinner on the day you don't want to cook!
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff Crock Pot Recipe - Tender morsels of beef, sweet onions and earthy mushrooms all combine in the slow cooker to make easy crock pot Beef Stroganoff! Why stand over the stove when you can use your slow cooker!
Leftovers keep in the refrigerator up to three days!
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Ranch Roasted Brussels Sprouts - these are excellent!
Caramelizing the sprouts makes them sweet and delicious. They are so easy to make, just preheat the onions, mix with the seasoning and pop into the oven - YUM!
You'll love these these old fashioned butterscotch cookies! This is my Grandma's recipe and they are delicious!
Frost them with the brown butter frosting and oh my, what a treat. Enjoy!
Meal Planning Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet so you can easily make notes and your grocery list for this weeks recipes!