I’ve been away from meal planning and my wallet is proving that. We’ve spent over $100 more than normal last month because of 2 weeks off from meal planning. It’s amazing what a little planning can do for your monthly grocery bill. We’ve been super crazy busy and had some personal things come up that has made meal planning harder, but now I know how much it is worth it. I will be gone all next week, so my goal this week is to make enough to also store enough in the freezer for my family to eat. I am basically making a lot of crock pot meals and other stuff that freezes easily.
Here’s the plan…
My Famous Chili – Sorry guys, I cannot give out the recipe, but HERE is a good one I used when I needed something more simple. I would double it so you can freeze it. My family won’t just eat chili next week, they will have chili cheese dogs so it’s different. We are BIG fans of chili cheese dogs!
Crockpot Potato Soup – It’s cold where we live, so THIS is the perfect thing to warm us up. We also have some potatoes we got on sale. This is a great thing to do when you are planning your meals, ALWAYS check with what you already have in your house. The less you buy, the better.
Bulgogi – I am an ethnic food junky, but it can also be expensive, so I’ve learn to make a lot at home. THIS is my favorite Korean dish and it’s TO DIE FOR with this recipe. It’s one of the all family pleasers in the house. I do suggest using a ribeye meat though instead of sirloin. I liked it better that way, but sirloin is cheaper.
Chicken Chili – Yep another chili, but it’s way different than the other chili, so it’s ok. It also freezes so wonderfully! My kids weren’t huge fans, but I loved it. They can’t always get what they want right? I serve mine over rice.
Strogganoff – By far the biggest crowd pleaser among my friends. It’s also WONDERFUL for taking to friends who’ve just had babies. It freezes awesome which is why I always tripple the recipe. THIS recipe makes a small amount. I figure if I am going to do it, I might as well do it big. I also use a medium size of sour cream instead of cream cheese. I would make it both ways to see which you prefer.
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