Saving Green by Meal Planning

Meal Plan Photo

Click Here for a Shopping List of the Following Recipes

Here are the recipes I’ll be cooking in our house this week. Our meal planning starts on Tuesdays because store sales here run Wed. through Tues. The ads for the next week come out on Mondays. So I plan on Mondays, and shop on Tuesdays. By waiting until the end of the sale I can see what is on sale the following week so I don’t over pay on things I am buying today. Also, I find that stores have generally restocked sale items that often get picked over at the start of a sale.

Tuesday (today): Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Wednesday: Butternut and Parsley Penne from the Oct 2013 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray
Thursday: Sausage & Lentil Soup from the Oct 2013 issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray I’ll be  buying a pound of lentils and using some for this recipe and some for a recipe next week.
Friday: Hearty Barley and Cauliflower Salad with Manchego and Salami from the Nov 2013 issue of Real Simple Magazine
Saturday: Coq au Riesling from the Oct. 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine
Sunday: Italian Sauce and Meatballs I’ll be making a double batch of this and making a Lasagna with it on Tuesday.

Along with the meals we will need a few snacks and some biscuits.  I will be baking a batch of these hearty Apple Oatmeal Muffins from the Sept. 2013 issue of All You magazine

Buttermilk Biscuits from the Oct. 2013 issue of Food & Wine Magazine

And finally a PB&J Snack Mix consisting of the following:
1 big bag pretzels or 1 box Ritz Bits crackers
1 (12 oz.) bag peanut butter chips
1 (12 oz.) bag dried fruit of choice usually blueberries or cherries

Mix together in a large bowl. Store tightly sealed.

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