My weekly dinner menu

To save money on groceries. I do out a weekly list of what I already have in the fridge to try and use up all the produce and frozen meats so they won’t sit in the fridge/freezer too long, and have me forget about it. I’ve been slacking for the last few months on writing down weekly menu’s. But then I jump back on the wagon, and for the past 3 weeks I’ve been writing down on the frige what we’re going to eat for the week. That way boyfriend can’t ask me at 3 o’clock while his cravings kick in at work for food: “What’s for supper?”. Ahhh!

So here’s my list for the next little while—all cooked at home! We rarely eat out and it’ll usually be on a weekend out to McDonalds which is a cheap meal in itself. YUM! (I sometimes do a lot more than a week’s worth, since I get on a roll with all kinds of recipes dancing in my head) lol:

DECEMBER 1–6
Monday: Angus beef burgers (blue menu!) & shoe string fries
Tuesday: Salmon with basmati rice and a ceasar salad
Wednesday: Chicken teryaki stir fry with basmati rice
Thursday: Chicken wraps (I put low fat shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, red/green peppers in strips, taco seasoning on the chicken, shredded lettuce and a tablespoon of low fat ranch dressing. All wrapped up. Yum!)
Friday: Pork chops, steamed asparagus, baked potatoes, and boiled carrots
Saturday: Asparagus wrapped in chicken served with rice (This recipe is the best. My Mom did some experimenting and it’s now on my weekly menu. Flatten out the chicken breasts, sprinkle some cheese and add 3 stalks of asparagus. Top with salsa and chopped tomatoes!)
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DECEMBER 7–13
Sunday: Parmesan garlic potatoes with pork chops and carrots|
Monday: Gemeli (Basically gemeli noodles, with a bunch of shredded cheese and tomato sauce)
Tuesday: Rotini with vodka sauce and chicken
Wednesday: Honey mustard chicken with basmati rice and steamed broccoli
Thursday: Chicken quesadillas (My own, are my favorite. I should post this recipe!)
Friday: Cressendo chicken pizza—bought for $3.99!
Saturday: Staff Christmas Party
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DECEMBER 14–16
Sunday: Chicken pad thai with red peppers and tomatoes
Monday: Pork tenderloin served with roasted potatoes and cooked carrots
Tuesday: Supper over in the next city, with my Mom’s cousin(I think!)

Wow. So that’s our meal plan until December 16th. I never usually stray off that either. Because sometimes I feel ambitious and chop up my veggies a night in advance so I don’t slack off. Notice we don’t have many left overs? Literally once a month I’ll make enough left overs (usually it’s with Chicken Pad thai, as per request from the boyfriend) that I save some for lunch for the next day. (That, or home made macaroni and cheese).

My mouth is watering. I have a stupid frozen dinner for lunch today.

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10 Comments

  1. It’s actually pretty delicious. I usually make my own (without the vodka and setting it on fire – the recipe calls for it lol). But it can also come in a jar too: The brand name Classico, is yummy!

  2. I get home at 5:30 as well, after two buses and 45 minute way home.

    It really don’t take that long to make these meals. Defrost the meat = 6 minutes, boil water etc while stuff’s defrosting.

    It all takes 45 minutes tops to be honest, and if I want to get really creative I do all my chopping the night before (but that’s quite rare that that happens…). Before i do anything – I usually get it all out in the pots and pans when I get home. Then I let it cook very slowly so I don’t have to get up off the couch to stir it often lol.

    Otherwise, if I don’t have a meal plan (like previous months where I slacked) I ended up making the same thing 3 out of the 7 nights in a week. Noodles and sauce :(

  3. Wow, I could never stick to a meal plan like that. I mean when I was hardcore I had all of my meals preplanned but nothing like actual DINNERS. I just don’t have time because I get home at 5:30, eat something, gym at 7:30, eat again and veg out because i’m exhausted lol

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