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    Posted by Dorine King on January 19th, 2017 in #RedPhoenixSNAP, Chicken on Sunday, Sea Food Saturday, SNAP Program, Taco Tuesday, Uncategorized, Weekly Menu

    Get Organized and Plan a Weekly Menu!

    My Weekly Menu #2 and Shopping List

    It’s week 2 of my Snap Challenge. With only $97.45 left for the month, what’s for dinner this week?  Using a weekly menu is a good way to get organized before heading to the market for the week – it’s also a good way to help stay on track financially. With a weekly menu and a grocery list in hand, you will be more likely to stay on task and not buy unplanned items (like I did last week!). I also tend to make it easy on myself and have a general theme for each day of my weekly menu. This way, I have a plan to create meals and a shopping list.  This is not to say that I NEVER waver from this plan, because I do — but this is my general weekly menu plan:

    • Chicken on Sunday
    • Meatless (or Meatball) Monday
    • Taco Tuesday
    • Wok (or Whatever) Wednesday
    • Throwback Thursday (either comfort food from my past or leftovers)
    • Frugal or Foodie Friday
    • Seafood Saturday

    I use a simple weekly menu planner system that I found on Pinterest.  Follow my Pinterest Cooking Through The Seasons board for a link to this one and a few others you may like.

    The Red Phoenix Dinner Plan  (Week 2)

    Sunday:  Baked Mozzarella Chicken with Yellow Tomato Sauce, Kale & Fettuccine

    Monday:  Salad with Cheese and Fresh Veggies, Baguette with Garlic Butter, Wine

    Tuesday:  Sweet Potato Avocado Tacos

    Wednesday:  Spicy Kale and Coconut Stir Fry (I will be adding chicken to this dish)

    Thursday:  Dinner at Mom’s house.

    Friday:  Hubby works late so I’m having leftovers!

    Saturday: Chili Lime Shrimp, Rice, Broccoli

    Because I am planning our dinners from our fridge, freezer and pantry, I have a very small grocery list this week:

    • Black Beans (I will buy dry and cook them – less expensive than canned)
    • Avocado
    • Scallions
    • Cilantro

    Happy Cooking!

    Dorine

    (P.S. Before I headed to the store, I was in the basement pantry and found about 1 cup of dry adzuki beans on the shelf.  I cooked them and they are a great substitute for black beans.  I decided to skip the cilantro, and black beans from the grocery list and instead I bought a box of cereal for my husband’s late night snacks.)

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