As we near the end of the month, budgets start straining for many of us. That means lots of starches and eating from our freezer and pantry. This week’s menu plan uses leftovers from the previous five weeks and low-cost ingredients to help you feed your family all the necessary meals while scraping the bottom of your bank barrel. 🙂
The complete menu plan for the fifty week of the year is below. You can find links to recipes and more. Scroll to the bottom to print out the menu plan and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait…
You can get 5 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.
Monday: Cheesy Hash Browns and Sausage Skillet via Mandy’s Recipe Box
Tuesday: French Toast (make extras for a lunch surprise for the kids), berries.
Wednesday: Use frozen, Easy Mini Sausage, Egg & Veggie Omelets from week 4,
Thursday: Oatmeal Raisin Muffins via 3 Boys and a Dog, with a fruit salad side.
Friday: Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole: Blueberry French Toast via Wondermom Wannabe
Saturday: Toast Toppers are easy to do, simply make toast, then use what you already have in the fridge or cabinets to top your toast. Get inspiration for 25 Toast Topper Ideas from Super Healthy Kids.
Sunday: Use leftover Bananas for Banana Bread, with a protein on the side, such as Ham slices, or sausage links, whatever you have available.
Monday: Breakfast Leftovers Bento Lunch via 3 Boys and a Dog
Tuesday: Yogurt Cups and No Bake Energy Bites from Thrifty Frugal Mom
Wednesday: Ants on a Log, (Celery, Peanut Butter & Raisins) Pretzel Sticks
Thursday: Apples, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Celery, Leftover Energy Bites
Friday: Make Your Own Taco Bento Box
Saturday: Meatball Subs, with marinara & mozzarella cheese.
Sunday: Leftover White Bean & Cabbage, Potato Soup will be an easy lunch while you prep for the Big Game.
Monday: Busy Day BBQ (Barbeque) Meatballs Recipe with Baked Zucchini Fries (leftovers from week 4). Mix up a few extra meatballs and cook without sauce, for Saturday’s lunch.
Tuesday: Crock-Pot Aloha Chicken via Crock Pot Ladies serve with white or brown rice.
Wednesday: Taco Bake Recipe from 3 Boys and a Dog, of course nachos and salsa are a great side addition to this taco bake. Brown & Season a little extra beef for Friday’s Lunch.
Thursday: Crock Pot Crack Chicken and Pasta via Mom’s Cravings
Friday: White Bean & Cabbage, Potato Soup via Vanilla and Bean
Saturday: Cheesy Hamburger Casserole via Flavorite, this is a great recipe for using up leftover cheese. Serve with roasted veggies using whatever veggies you have on-hand.
Sunday: Recipes for the Big Game– East Asian Style Wings (Game Day Appetizer), 3 Boys and a Dog, Sliders Recipes for Game Day via 3 boys and a dog, and check out this 50+ Game Day Recipe list at It’s a Keeper Blog.
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