I’m excited to be sharing our family’s meal plans throughout the year. If you’re new to meal planning and want a simple, helpful, and successful way to get started read this post!
I plan two weeks at a time which saves time and lots of money! I shop mostly at Aldi and aim to spend about $175 every two weeks on groceries.
Monday – Easy chicken pot pie from Six Sisters Stuff (I skipped step one and used a bag of steamable mixed veggies instead! You guys it was so quick and easy, just popped them in the microwave while I sautéed some onion and oil and caught back up with step 2!)
Tuesday – Order Pizza – Dad’s home with the girls while mom goes out with friends!
Wednesday – Crockpot Chicken Alfredo from Smashed Peas and Carrots
Thursday – Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, & corn
Friday – Community Group
Saturday – Friend’s for dinner, bring dessert
Sunday – Crockpot Pork chops from THE SLOWROASTED ITALIAN with sweet potatoes
Monday – Venison Stirfry with Rice
Ingredients: 1/3 cup water, 3 TBL soy sauce, 1 TBL corn starch, 1 tsp sugar, 1 lb beef or chicken (I used venison) – sliced very thin, bag of frozen stir-fry veggies thawed, three cups cooked brown rice.
- Cook Rice according to instructions
- Mix first 4 ingredients. Stir well. Set aside.
- In wok over high heat warm 1 TBL oil. Add meat & ½ tsp minced garlic. Stir-fry until browned. Pour in a bowl and set aside.
- Add veggies to the pan with 2 TBL water and stir-fry a few minutes. Pour into another bowl.
- Put meat back in the pan and reheat. Stir in sauce till thick. Re-add veggies and stir well.
- Serve over rice
Tuesday – Baked pasta, meat sauce and steamed veggies
Ingredients: 1 box of spiral noodles, jar of spaghetti sauce, ½ lb venison (turkey or beef), ½ onion diced, 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, 1 packaged steamed veggies.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Cook noodles according to directions.
- Brown venison and onion. Stir in sauce and mix well.
- Combine the noodles and sauce and pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Mix 1 cup of cheese into noodles. Top remaining 1 cup of cheese on top.
- Cover with tin-foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 more minutes.
Wednesday – Sloppy joes, pickles, and chips
Ingredients: hamburger buns, 1 lb ground beef, ½ cup onion diced, 1 cup ketchup, ¼ cup mustard, 2 heaping TBL brown sugar.
- Brown ground beef and onion. Drain off excess fat. Add in ketchup, mustard and brown sugar. Mix until combined and let simmer on low until ready to serve.
Thursday – Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti from Lauren’s Latest
Friday – Meatloaf, sweet potatoes, steamed veggies
Ingredients: 1 lb ground venison (or beef), 1 egg, ¼ cup onion diced, 3 splashes of Worcestershire sauce, ¼ bread crumbs, salt & pepper to taste
- In a bowl combine all ingredients. Work breadcrumbs in with your fingers. Add more bread crumbs for desired texture.
- Transfer mixture to a greased meatloaf (Bread) pan and cook at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
Saturday – Leftovers or out to eat
Sunday – Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies
Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, bread crumbs, mayonnaise, salt & pepper
- Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Salt & pepper the chicken breasts. Spread mayonnaise on each chicken breast. Sprinkle bread crumbs over top of chicken breasts.
- Bake @ 425 for 25 minutes or until temp reads 160 degrees.
What are some of your go-to meals? I’d love to try some new ones.
Happy meal planning!