Keeping the grocery shopping and out to eat budgets under control is such a huge part of keeping our whole budget.
Ive really gotten into the swing and habit of meal planning lately and thats really helped, but sometimes its a challenge to keep it fresh.
I really want to do more posts like this, so here’s the first meal planning post of 2018! These are a few meals I’ve tried lately that we really like and aren’t outrageously expensive.
Personal Pot Pies or “pot pie guts.” This one is super easy. I put half a package of chicken tenderloins in the crock put with salt and pepper, about 1c. chicken broth and a bag of frozen mixed vegetables and leave it there for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
Then I drain the broth out, and stir in a jar of chicken or turkey gravy and let it sit on warm for like a half an hour.
Put into bowls and top with a biscuit! Done.
Bang Bang Chicken This one is new to the meal plan and is SOOO good.
I found it on Pinterest here.
I might have cheated out a little bit and not gotten the sweet chili sauce or the fresh chopped parsley, but it was still good with just using things I already had or could find easily.
It also stores well and makes for great leftovers.
Garlic Cheddar Chicken Bake This one I found on the Pillsbury website when I was randomly searching for “easy family dinners.”
It only has a couple of ingredients, five of them are probably in your pantry right now.
Everyone loves it and I make it weekly (for now) with mashed potatoes as a side.
This is another one that stores perfectly and is a hit again on leftover night.
I hope maybe one of these piqued your fancy and made this weeks meal plan a little easier. I have another one of these posts planned. And I definitely have to get a new bulb for my dining room light because I hate the yucky yellow color it gives everything.