I was able to do a quick grocery trip on Sunday, mostly for staples like cheese, bread, and produce. We still have lots of meat and chicken from the sales the past couple of weeks. And I brainstormed my meals based on what we have on hand (cottage cheese, roasted red peppers, etc.)
Sunday (yesterday)–Tacos** w/ground beef, fixins, salad
Monday–Angel Hair w/veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes), breadsticks
Tuesday–Chicken, baked potatoes, green beans
Wednesday–Spinach Pie, Herb bread
Thursday–Hamburgers, buns, broccoli slaw, fruit salad
Friday–Chinese food take-out (My mom is visiting and she always wants Chinese food)
Saturday–Pasta with meat sauce**, salad
Sunday—Sundried Tomatoes and Feta Tri-tip in the crockpot, couscous with yellow squash puree (from Deceptively Delicious), broccoli
**Have you ever tried cooking once and eating twice? It doesn't have to be difficult. Last night I sauteed chopped onion and green pepper, then browned twice as much ground beef as we would need for tacos. Once it was cooked, I took half out and put it in a container for Saturday's meat sauce. Then I spiced the meat for tacos. The unseasoned, already-cooked meat will get thrown into pasta sauce on Saturday night. When you try it, you can either freeze the meat mix and thaw it overnight before using it again, or just keep it in the fridge if you plan to use it within a few days. This saves you SO much time–and some money–whenever you have food prepared like this, you're less likely to eat fast food, get take-out, etc. Try it on a busy night; you'll appreciate your earlier effort!
For more menu plan ideas and recipes, check out Laura's Menu Plan Monday.