Well, how did last week go for you? It wasn’t too bad a start to the school year here. We’re starting to get back into the old routines and setting up some new ones. I have to say, as much as I like the “whatever will be, will be” attitude of summer, I’m enjoying this.
HOWEVER, I am exhausted. I don’t know if it’s something going on with my health or if it’s a release from the stress of the past month (we had a death in the family and had to go out of country for the funeral) or maybe it’s just trying to get used to the new normal. I’m sure a couple more weeks and I’ll settle in!
How are things going for you and your family?
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MEAL PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
BBQ – GRILLED FOOD
I’m normally also planning extra simple meals on Saturdays and Sundays so that we truly can take a Sabbath and spend some time focusing on family and fun!
WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
You will find that most of these meals are under $10 based on prices (sale prices where possible) in London, Ontario, Canada. We are feeding a family of 4 – 3 adults and 1 toddler, all with healthy appetites. We generally have some leftovers from our meals and if these aren’t being used as part of another meal, they are used for lunches throughout the week.
Prices are based mostly on those at No Frills and FreshCo, the two grocery stores we frequent most often with an occasional shop at Loblaws for some of the more gourmet items (and because it’s just my favorite store – it even has a Starbucks!). I’m always sure to search the FLIPP app for the best deals!
Don’t forget to look at some of the less obvious options too. I’ve been seeing some great deals at Shoppers Drug Mart and Giant Tiger lately but they aren’t places to pop to mind immediately. I make a point to quickly glance through their flyers.
Zesty One Pan Pork Chops and Rice, steamed broccoli and carrots.
Taco salad in tortilla bowls, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers
Lemon Poppyseed Chicken with Rice, (using some of the leftover chicken from last week that I froze), spinach, turnips
Slow cooker Italian pot roast, potatoes, carrots
Instant Pot Mongolian Beef, rice, green beans
It’s my grandson’s birthday so we’re grilling Lemonade Chicken and sausages. We’re keeping things simple and serving them along with some raw veggies and dip, a fruit tray, and chips.
Breakfasts and Lunches
Canned soups. Frozen soups and chili.
Pancakes or waffles (we always have mix on hand)
Yogurt and bran cereal parfaits>>> This Instant Pot Greek Style Yogurt is a favorite!
Toast with jam and goat cheese or peanut butter
Sandwiches – lunch meat or chicken or cheese or cucumber and onions, selection depending on what’s on hand and on sale that week. This week we are having some egg salad wraps since both eggs and tortillas were on sale.
What is on your menu for this week?
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You can find more of my menu plans here.
What’s on your meal plan this week?