Meal Plan Monday

Posted on June 11th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

You’ve probably read a lot about meal planning here at Thrifty Divas. We are big fans. Honestly I think it’s the best thing you can do to save money. Before we started meal planning we were eating out at least 4-5 times a week for lunch or dinner. I can’t even believe how much we were spending. Meal planning has really changed our monthly budget for the better! So I have decided to share my weekly menu on Mondays. I will miss some Mondays though because I often recycle my menus every few weeks. Where I can, I will link recipes that I use as well. Some you are on your own though because I am a secret cook 🙂 I have super secret recipes, but that’s where comes in huh?

Here’s this week’s meal plan with some recipes. Oh and a warning. I am not the healthiest cook, but I try to be balanced.


  • Meatloaf-This maybe the best meatloaf you’ve ever eaten…seriously. Click HERE for the awesome recipe.
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green beans


  • Stir Fry. Mine is pretty simple. I just use onions, bell pepper and squash with chicken. I cook my chicken, then my veggies with it and pour on a pre-made sauce. You can often get awesome deals on the sauce with coupons. I serve over rice.


  • Chili Cheese Dogs. You are on your own with the chili. Sorry guys, but it’s a secret!
  • Cucumbers. My kids are obsessed.
  • Chips


  • Spaghetti Casserole. I have never made this one. I try to incorporate a new recipe every few weeks.  I think THIS recipe looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try it!
  • Roasted Broccoli. THIS too is the last broccoli you’ll ever make. Thank me later.


  • Ribs. I may have to switch my days around because I want THESE now. A-MAZ-ING.
  • Corn Casserole. I just keep getting hungrier! THIS recipe is a big fav in my house!
  • BLT Pasta Salad. Again, you are welcome for THIS.


  • Shrimp Thing. Sometimes I don’t even have technical names for recipes. If I know what I am talking about on my list, that’s all that matters. This one is super easy “melt a stick of butter in the pan. Slice one lemon and layer it on top of the butter. Put down fresh shrimp, then sprinkle one pack of dried Italian seasoning. Put in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 min.”
  • Baked potatoes
  • Green beans


  • And mommy rested…

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