It’s Sunday and that means Meal Planning!
Happy Sunday everyone! Who’s ready to go back to work?? Yeah, me neither, but it’s going to happen anyway so let’s get those meals planned and ready for the week ahead, that way we don’t have any unplanned meals out. 🙂
Seamus and I took a look at our budget, with the move and all the other expenses that come with a new house (new washer/dryer, and other odds and ends), we need to reel-in some of our spending. One of the easiest places for us to do this is by cutting out our meals out. We usually only do this once a week, on Saturday evenings, but for the next several months we’re going to aim to go out once a month only. This should save us some extra money, money that can then be moved back into our slowly seeping savings account.
This is a pretty steep goal for us, but I believe if we get inventive with our meal planning and plan some fun and delicious meals for our Saturdays, we should be fine. Plus, who doesn’t love a challenge? Am I right!?
Alright onto the Sunday Meal Planning
Sunday: Pecan-Crusted Tilapia,Couscous, Cauliflower
Monday: Chicken and Leeks
Tuesday: Homemade Steak Sandwiches, garlic fries
Wednesday: Crock-Pot Teriyaki Chicken (This is a new recipe, one I’m really excited to try!)
Thursday: Spaghetti and Meatballs
Friday: Mexican Pizzas
Saturday: Homemade Pizza
I’m really looking forward to the menu this week, but I have to be honest, even though we were only planning for one extra meal (because we usually go out on Saturdays), it took us almost twice as long to make the menu. HAHA I find that hilarious! I’ll let you know how the Teriyaki Chicken turns out, it really sounds delicious.
Oh and I have to share this awesome Weekly Meal Plan Printable. I’m in love!! I will be using them weekly, because I am a complete sucker for organization, and the best part other than them being adorable is that they are free. Check them out!
Alright, that about does it for this week – be sure to stop on over and visit Laura from Mommy Run Fast and Jill from Fitness, Health & Happiness.
I love a good challenge! And I love saving money, too. 🙂 Meal planning is a great way to cut corners!
Hi-yah Laura! I’m hoping that sticking to meals at home is enough. No idea where else we can skrimp more than we already do!
Good luck with your goal. I wish I could get my family to buy into 1/month eating out! Mexican Pizza…yum!
Hey Jill! It will be so hard for us to stay focused on once a month. We love going out to dinner, but in order for us to get ahead we have to. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂
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