Creating this new meal planning/ grocery list feature of Sharpen Your Scissors is a work in progress! I am planning to continually add recipes and pictures... this should be fun! Please bear with me for the first couple of weeks while I am getting myself up and running!
Pot of the Week (*POW): Mashed Potato Soup
Grilled Chicken, salad and green beans
Tacos and refried beans
Red Beans & Rice and salad
Chicken Pot Pie and Salad
Grilled hamburgers, side veggie,? and a salad
Off the Hook Night: This is my floating night off from cooking,
we will either eat leftovers or go out to eat!
*Disclaimer: I give myself (and you too) permission to swap meals during the week!
*POW: The idea behind having a Pot of the Week is to have something yummy for dinner on Sunday's that can be (effortlessly/brainlessly) cooked all day in my crock pot. Then, we can either enjoy the pot's contents for lunches during the week, or freeze the leftovers for later consumption.
*2 Pounds of Ground Beef (1 pound for the burgers and 1 pound for the tacos)
*Enough chicken breasts to grill for your family
*Bacon (1 package, cook and crumble, 1/2 for the Mashed Potato soup and 1/2 for the Red Beans and Rice)
*1-2 cups of shredded chicken for the Chicken Pot Pies
*1 package of Kielbasa
*1 cup of Cheddar Cheese (to use as toppings for the Mashed Potato soup and the Tacos)
* 1 tub of sour cream (topping for the Mashed Potato soup and Tacos)
*1 Refrigerated pie crust (for the Pot Pie... I use just a top crust!)
*1 stick of butter (Mashed Potato soup)
*1 block of cream cheese (Mashed Potato soup)
* 1 Packet of Taco seasoning
* 1 Package of taco shells
*1 Box of white rice (you'll just need 2 packets of the rice)
*1 Can of kidney beans (for the Red Beans and Rice)
*1 Can of diced tomatoes (for the Red Beans and Rice)
*1 Can of refried beans (for Taco night!)
*1 Bag of frozen mixed veggies (Pot Pie)
*1 Package of frozen green beans (side dish for grilled chicken, could use canned)
*2 Packages of frozen corn (for the Mashed Potato soup, or you could use 3-4 cans)
*Your personal favorite salad toppings
*Salad dressing (try my favorite salad dressing)
*carrots for shredding (Mashed Potato soup)
*10 pound bag of potatoes (Mashed Potato Soup)
*1 package of Hamburger buns
*Marinade or BBQ sauce (for the grilled chicken)
Assuming You Have On Hand:
*Hot sauce (to kick up the tacos and Red Beans & Rice)
*Ketchup & mustard
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Confession: I have never tried to meal plan (unless we are taking food up north on vacation) in my life... I've strived to stick to my meal plan- but it just isn't how I 'work!' Naturally, if left to my own defences, I will just sift through our pantry and our freezer and just pick something to make, or Dave and I will just pick something that we are in the mood for. Meal planning (and sticking to it) is tricky... any advice?