meal plan monday during quarentine

Meal Plan Monday During Quarantine

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Hey everyone! It’s time to bring back some meal planning tips. Meal planning is one of my favorite ways to save my family tons of cash.

If you are new around here feel free to take a minute and peek at my Frugal Meal Planning Pinterest board, or at least follow it.

I did a Facebook live about my meal menu and meal planning and sharing that below. This week I’m using one of my favorite cookbooks, “Betty Crocker, The Smart Dinner.”

Otherwise check out what we are making this week. I plan on NOT going grocery shopping for at least 9 days from now.

I’m updating this post each week with my weekly meals. We haven’t gone shopping yet.

These are my favorite meal planning tips/hacks:

They are Pinterest links so pin if you can’t read now.

Below is the Facebook live I did this week about meal planning and my menu.

Here is the weeks menu for 3/30/20.

I pulled out 2 frozen chicken breasts, Frozen tilapia fish, frozen hot dogs and frozen venison.

Monday- Tilapia with green beans ( I’ll pan fry with salt, garlic and lemon juice)

Tuesday- I’ll make Tacos ( use the venison recipe here)- we don’t have lettuce and I’ll use canned tomatoes, salsa and we still have sour cream.

Wednesday- Hot dogs on the grill and if there is taco meat I’ll add that on top with the nacho cheese we got from the school lunches!

Thursday- Stir Fry Chicken- I use the frozen vegetables from BJs in the video below.

Friday- Chicken Noodle soup I pulled out from the freezer when I do this 7 meals from a Chicken post.

Saturday- Leftovers, cereal or eggs. ( We have our own chickens)

Here’s my meal menu:

Chicken BBQ Quesadillas– We use shredded chicken from a whole chicken, tortillas, and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce. Then I steam up mixed veggies from BJs.

Tilapia with Veggie Fritters- I love using the frozen BJs Medley Mix for these. Recipe for this is below.

Five Vegetable Spaghetti– recipe below couldn’t find it online

Cheesy Broccoli Frittata

I’m making something with a pound of ground beef not sure yet, but this is a go to that my kids LOVE when we are using ground meat- Hamburger Helper Copycat

Leftovers or pick your own ( cereal, pancakes etc.)

Here is the recipe for the Veggie Fritters- I can’t find it online to link.

  • 2 cups chopped seasoned cooked vegetables ( You can also use a 12 ounce bag of frozen vegetables. Cook frozen veggies first then season and let cool before you chop)
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko or any bread crumbs will do ( If you don’t have bread crumbs toast a few piece of bread and then chop in blender)
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter melted

Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line cookie with with parchement paper or spray.

In a Medium bowl stir the vegetables and egg. Then stir in bread crumbs.

For each fritter pack the vegetable mixture into a 1/4 cup measuring cup, and place on cookie sheet. About 2 inches apart. Flatten slightly and brush with the melted butter. Bake 15-18 minutes.

Dip with your favorite sauce or whatever you have on hand. Ranch is our choice.

Here is a shot of the Five Vegetable Spaghetti Recipe

If you love these meals you can grab this cookbook online here.

Let me know what is on your meal menu this week?

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