This week I wanted to buy as little as possible from the grocery store for our meals. I’m trying to clear out the freezer and fridge to prevent anything from going bad or getting freezer burnt (I have a horrible habit of buying food and forgetting about it only to let it go bad, what a waste of money).
Planning a one week per month meal plan based solely on what you already have to use up is a great way save some money and get your natural culinary creative juices flowing! It can be fun trying to cook suppers with random ingredients. Just imagine you’re competing on Cut-Throat Kitchen, only without the sabotages ha ha.
It’s the week of Easter Sunday, so I don’t plan on cooking the whole week and will be making easy suppers. Friday is pizza night as usual and my husband wants to order out. Saturday and Sunday we’re staying at my in-laws, so I only need to plan and cook supper 4 days this week.
Here is the meal plan I came up with for this week. Four easy suppers using food I already have in my pantry and fridge/freezer plus a few extra items I had to buy from the store. These meals are tasty, cheap to make, and super simple. I wouldn’t say I’m a great cook (yet that is. I’m working on my cooking skills one recipe at a time) but these meals are even hard for me to screw up.
My Meal Plan for the week:
4 Easy meal ideas to make during the week