In an effort to be more frugal with the grocery bill, I am going to try to use more recipes that incorporate some of the ingredients we all ready have (especially those that are taking up all that room in the freezer). Armed with all the coupons that have been tacked up to the fridge with a magnet for weeks, I am off to the store to prove to Kyle that I can be economical if I try.
Weekly Dinner Plan
Monday: chicken burgers with garlic-rosemary mayonnaise (Giada at Home p.63 or http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-burgers-with-garlic-rosemary-mayonnaise-recipe/index.html)
with left-over sweet potatoes and green beans, salad
I'm going to use English muffins, because we'll actually use them this week for other things. See? Thrifty!
Tuesday: orange-sesame pork chops with noodles (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/orange-sesame-pork-chops-with-teriyaki-whole-wheat-noodles-recipe/index.html), salad
This recipe calls for whole-wheat pasta, but I'm just using plain spaghetti that we already have in the pantry. I'm quite the rebel.
Wednesday: charred chilli Relleno with green rice (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/charred-chili-relleno-with-green-rice-recipe/index.html), salad
I don't know... I just need to get rid of some of this frozen corn.
Thursday: chicken marengo (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/4-step-chicken-marengo-recipe/index.html)
with couscous, salad
Friday: mini-chicken sausage meatballs with gnocchi and tomato sauce (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/mini-chicken-sausage-meatballs-with-gnocchi-and-tomato-sauce-recipe/index.html), salad
Saturday: herb-crusted pork loin (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/melissa-darabian/herb-crusted-pork-loin-recipe/index.html), salad, some as-to-be-decided side dish
Sunday: Day off!
Enjoy a budget-friendly week!