next week’s menu.
I thought I might try something a little different today and help you plan next week’s meals.
Let’s plan on 6 meals, assuming the 7th will be either out or something quick at home (as if often the case in our house…usually it’s pancakes or grilled cheese :).
This menu is based primarily around chicken (which I look to stock up on when I find it for around $1.99/lb) as well as sausage ($2.99/lb or less). Enjoy!
Meal 3: Cashew Chicken Curry and a Simple Side Salad ($7.49 for the curry+$2.00 for a salad)
Meal 4: Lentil and Goat Cheese Tostadas and a Veggie ($6.00 for the tostadas + $1.50 for the veggie)
Meal 5: Bacon and Egg Pizza and a Simple Side Salad ($6.60 for the pizza + $2.00 for a salad)
Meal 6: Sausage, White Bean and Spinach Soup and crusty bread ($5.58 for the soup + $2.00 for bread)
Total Cost: $53.87 for 6 meals. That’s $8.97 per meal or $2.24 per person (well, less than that since the pizza and pasta serve 6…leftovers!).
Costs based on prices included in this spreadsheet where I’ve included what I pay per item, per serving, etc.
Here’s the shopping list of items you may not already have in your pantry (i.e. spices, oil, vinegar):
- 2 pounds sausage (I opt for chicken sausage, which I stock up on when I can find it for $2.99/lb)
- 4 onions
- 8 garlic cloves
- 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
- plain greek yogurt
- 1 pound pasta (bowtie or spiral)
- 1 cup basil
- asiago cheese
- 2 heads lettuce
- feta cheese
- 1/4 cup almonds (buy just what you need in the bulk section)
- 1/4 cup italian parsley
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (buy just what you need in the bulk section)
- 6, 4-6 ounce chicken breasts
- 3 tomatoes
- 1 pound green beans
- 3 shallots
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup cashews (buy just what you need in the bulk section)
- brown rice
- 1 cup brown lentils
- 5 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
- 8 corn tortillas
- goat cheese
- 1 pizza dough
- mozzarella cheese
- green onions
- 1, 15-ounce can white beans
Then you can use leftover ingredients for breakfast tacos, blt sandwiches, scrambled eggs with goat cheese, veggie soup or pancakes topped with strawberries. #useitallup.
** For those of you who subscribe via email, my apologies for the confusion! I did something totally lame and accidentally published the post prior to completion. My bad!
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