Weekly Menu Plan -- Let's Eat from the Pantry!
I've been stocking up with coupons and great deals so much lately, my pantry is filled with plenty of meal fixin's: rice, frozen vegetables, oatmeal, crackers, bread crumbs, pasta, and rice noodles. Plus, I still have plenty of chicken in the freezer from my 40 lb buying spree back in May.
In order to keep as much money in my cash envelopes as possible, I decided to try to plan this week's meals around what I already have in my pantry. Here's what I came up with:
Monday -- Date-night! (I know Monday is a lame day for date night, but my dad and step-mom offered to take the kids, so we will take what we can get!)
Tuesday -- Grilled Barbecue Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries & Grilled Squash
Wednesday -- Pork Ribs with grilled vegetables and biscuits (still looking for a good slow-cooker pork rib recipe, so please share if you have one!)
Thursday -- CSA Vegetable Stir Fry with Fried Rice
Friday -- Italian Chicken & Orzo Skillet -- I'm using the recipe from the Philadelphia Cooking Creme package. There is a coupon here that makes it only $1.19 at Wegmans.
Saturday -- Dinner with Extended Family
Sunday -- Quesadillas with fresh salsa
The only thing I need to buy for all of these meals is the orzo fro Friday's Chicken & Orzo Skillet. Not too bad!
What do you have cooking this week?