MondayRub Grub Pork Chops
Kale, Olive Oil & Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables (Frozen)
*This is rolled over from last week. I was tired, and we had lots of leftovers Saturday.
TuesdayVeggie Burgers w/ Fixins (Cheese, romaine, onion, tomato, pickles)
Sweet Potato French Fries
*HEB has combo deal for Morningstar Veggie Burgers, get Sweet Potato Fries Free. So I'm getting 2 of each and will have an easy dinner for $6.61 plus fixins, that I already have on hand for other meals. Tuesday is busy and it beats the fast food/pizza I might order otherwise!
WednesdayWhole Wheat Pizza
*I have everything for the crust in the pantry. For toppings, using Red Peppers, on sale this week, and then leftover meats and veggies and banana peppers. I'll chop up a head of Romaine lettuce and put the extra in a ziploc to make my own bagged salad to use throughout the rest of the week. We have leftover feta & olives. Yum!
*I have made this recipe before (one of my favorite freezer meals) and I LOVE the carrots mixed in with the potatoes. But we always have leftover mashed potatoes, so I'm going to use the leftover Kale & mashed potatoes from Monday in place of the mashed potatoes & carrots in this recipe, and I'll throw in whatever extra veggies I have in the fridge or freezer. I would normally triple this recipe for the freezer, but I'm on the super tight budget this week so I won't be cooking extra. Plus I have frozen veggie coupons that I know will go on sale soon so I can get them for free. I'll stock up and make three of these then. This is a great one dish meal and it's loaded with veggies, so I don't feel guilty about not adding any sides!
FridayChicken a la King
served over Frugal Mini Popovers or Pillsbury Biscuits, depending on how the day goes.
Salad (all ready from Wed)
*I don't usually buy Pillsbury biscuits b/c I like to stick with whole grains - but I actually got PAID 75 cents to buy 6 packages of these this week. So for that price, I'll keep some one hand for quick easy meals! This A la King recipe freezes well too, so I might double it and freeze the extra in a ziploc. With the Pillsbury Grands it will make an easy last minute meal.
over Saffron Rice (taking the easy way out here - just packets of rice with seasoning I already have in the pantry that were free with coupons)
Roasted Vegetables with Soy Sauce & Ginger (which I plan on prepping the night before or that morning)
*I love Curry, and I have all the ingredients on hand, although I'll be using chicken breasts instead of thighs. Ken doesn't usually like Chicken Curry, but a friend made her version for our freezer swap once, and he loved it. It used coconut milk, and she topped it with toasted coconut, and it was so yummy. So I think we'll like this version.