What We Eat - Meal Planning the Week of January 13!

What We Eat - Meal Planning the Week of January 13!


Meal planning is the one of the keys to sticking to a budget and the best way to avoid unplanned take out expenses. Here is my meal plan for the week of January 13.

On Sunday I made the following:

  1. Pulled Pork (I finally used my new slow cooker I got for Christmas!)
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. Seasoned Rice for Make Ahead Burritos
  4. Honey Mustard Baked Chicken
  5. Taco Sauce for Burritos
  6. Blueberry Muffins (Doubled, Mini muffins in the freezer)
  7. Banana Bread (Doubled, 1 loaf in the freezer)

These meals should take me through Wednesday night without much cooking.

Meals for the Week!

Lunch: Sandwiches and Lentil Soup
Dinner: Pulled Pork with Deli Rolls from Aldi

Lunch: Left Overs
Dinner: Make Ahead Burritos

Lunch: Left Overs
Dinner: Honey Mustard Chicken (I used bone in thighs so I baked them) with left over mashed potatoes

Lunch: Hard Boiled Eggs/Sandwiches/Left Overs
Dinner: Left Overs

Lunch: Left overs or Rice and Beans Perdue® Chicken with rice and arugula.
Dinner: Under $3.00 Spaghetti & Meatballs

  • Cooked Perfect Meatballs - $1.99
  • Ragu® Simply - $0.24 (after coupons)
  • Ronzoni Pasta - $0.49

Lunch: Leftovers
Dinner: I have 2 options for tonight. Those depend on what we eat for lunch and if I am able to make the bread by Friday.
★ 1. Scrambled Eggs and Homemade Bread (I am hoping to make this before Friday) I made the eggs with english muffins that I purchased at Aldi today. With another day having a sick kid in the house, I chose to buy something instead of baking.
2. Salad with Chicken (shown below - this is the 1st time we are trying this product!)

Thankfully, these were not part of the recall

Lunch: Sandwiches or Mac n' Cheese
Dinner: Pollo Guisado