Weekly Dinner Menu 7/9-7/15 Under $40

I am a firm believer of making my weekly dinner menu before I go to the grocery store. It saves so much time and money and if you have ever been grocery shopping with a toddler, you know how important it is to get in and get out!

This week my menu looks something like this:

Monday: Chicken Tortilla Bake (recipe from Homemaking challenged) I made a side salad with this

Tuesday: Hamburgers with potato logs (I had some buns in the freezer left from a BBQ we had a few weeks ago)

Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner-I do this often, this time it will be pancakes and sausage

Thursday: Garlic Dijon Dump Chicken with garlic potatoes (recipe from When the Dinner Bell Rings)

Friday: Leftovers a.k.a. clean out the fridge night

Saturday: Mexican Stuffed Shells with black beans (recipe from The Way to his Heart)

Sunday: Chili Maple Dump Chicken with green beans (recipe from When the Dinner Bell Rings)

My grocery list:

5-lbs potatoes (on sale at Publix)

Tortillas (recipe calls for corn, but we like flour)

2 cans cream of chicken soup

4 oz cream cheese

2 cups Mexican cheese blend (on sale at Publix)

3-lbs of ground beef (saved one for next week)

5-lbs frozen chicken breasts (on sale at Winn-Dixie)

Sausage links (on sale at Winn-Dixie)

I had all of the other ingredients and veggies on hand!

Grand total for my groceries was $39.68

To save myself some hassle during the week, I went ahead and made the dump chicken recipes to freeze, made 1 lb of ground beef into burgers, and browned 1-lb with a green onion (from my garden) to freeze for the Mexican shells. These  little steps will really help me with dinner throughout the week!

I hope that this gives you some ideas for making your own weekly grocery list…stay tuned for next weeks!


Get in on the conversation

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s