15Aug2011Menu Plan Monday 8/15So I have a renewed drive to keep up with menu planning and stick with it: my hours have been cut at work and I’ll be receiving a much smaller salary than I was used to once I go back from maternity leave. That being said, we need to cut out eating out as much as possible which is why I love menu planning so much. I remember when we were first married leaving the grocery store having spent about $100 every week and being so annoyed because it really was just stuff I decided to pick up while there. With a plan and list ready before I even go into the store, I can easily stick to a budget and have enough ingredients to put together 6 meals for my family. So here’s our plan this week: Monday – Bacon Swiss BBQ Chicken Tuesday- Taco Mac Casserole (recipe coming) Wednesday- Chicken With Pineapple Sauce Thursday- Pizza Pasta Bake (with sausage instead of ground beef) Friday- Leftovers Saturday- Tangy Meatloaf Sunday- Chicken Ziti Bake (from freezer) Linking up to: Menu Plan Monday.