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Menu Planning

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

To save money and to eat better, I like to menu plan for 10 days. I shop more often, but it's good to have a few meals on hand if we can't shop due to health, finances, or whatever. So, a few of them may be what I call pantry meals that can be rolled over the following week. It's not a plan set in stone... it's a guide to help me stay on track.


1) Mushroom Ravioli (store refrigerator section)
Homemade sauce/gravy of 1/3 lb Italian sausage in basic gravy from 50/50 milk:stock.
Steamed brocolli or cooked greens of choice

2) Sloppy Joes on homemade buns (to save money)
Make my own sauce to reduce sodium. Canned tomatoes have sodium, a sauce ALOT.
Sweet Potato Fries (need a good recipe)
Coleslaw (cabbage, carrot, raisins or dried cranberries, crushed pineapple, kimchi or
apple cider, one spoonful of mayo or dressing of choice is enough for whole salad)

3) Thanksgiving leftovers become sandwiches (hot or cold).

4) Split Pea Soup using homemade bone broth.
(I use Ball Canning book recipe, reduce water by 1 cup, and cook in slow cooker)
Corn Bread, butter, honey
Pears & Cheese

5) Ham and Swiss Sandwich (swiss usually has least sodium)
Coleslaw or Wardolf Salad (apple, celery, walnut, craisin)
or Green Juice / Smoothie

6) Spaghetti, Butter or Olive Oil, Romano Cheese
Steamed Broccoli

7) Pot Roast with potatoes, carrots, onions, celery

8) Leftover Tacos
Avocado, Onion & Cilantro, fresh Salsa or Tomatoes
Refried Beans

9) is unlisted Thanksgiving meal

10) we eat out, make a smoothie at home, or scrounge left overs.

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  • KTWEB37
    Thanks for the ideas!
    2038 days ago
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