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Midweek Meal Planning 2/3/16


Welcome back to Midweek Meal Planning for the week of 2/3/16! It’s more traditional to meal plan on the weekend, but since our Chicago grocery deals mostly flip on Wednesdays and since midweek is when many of us start running out of steam, we buck the trend here. In Midweek Meal Planning, we plan dinners for the rest of the week while also looking back to see how we’ve done so far.

Midweek meal planning


Here’s our week:

  • Sunday: Grilled chicken sausage from Fresh Thyme on pretzel buns from Caputo’s, with grilled potato & cauliflower packets.
  • Monday: The kids had Costco rotisserie chicken and MashupDad and I had Chipotle. (Shh… it’s like a staying in date night.)
  • Tuesday: Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin by popular demand + Salad Bar Tuesday — made the au gratin with the cheap organic cauliflower & the meat ends I got at Caputo’s on Saturday (which turned out to contain big chunks of ham), and the salad with the cheap organicgirl from Fresh Thyme + every veggie I had to help balance out the gratin, lol.
  • Wednesday: Chipotle chicken chili for all of us except MashupDad, who had Costco rotisserie chicken, plus more salad, fruit, and toast. (Chili recipe to come on Sunday…)
  • Thursday: Leftover chili.
  • Friday: It’s just me and the kids that night, so probably something simple — likely a baked potato bar with the last of the chili, broccoli, cheese, etc.
  • Saturday: I’m thinking Jewel pub burgers at $2.00/lb. 🙂

Your turn

How’s your week of meal planning going? Are you cooking mostly out of your pantry, or are you taking advantage of this week’s grocery sales? Let’s inspire each other!

And if you’re looking for additional inspiration, read all the Midweek Meal Planning posts and others’ comments here.


Thursday 4th of February 2016

I am interested in the chipotle chili.... ;-) Sunday: Had lunch with friends and brought leftover ham home (I am making Low Carb Cauliflower Au Gratin Ham soon!) Mon: Homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs (with meat from freezer) cheap pasta from long ago, .69 salad from Aldi last week Tues: Leftover meatballs and sauce with frozen ravioli, salad from Aldi last week Wed: Sausage(from freezer) eggs (cheap eggs from Jewel? don't remember) with spinach, onions and tomatoes, and biscuits (Jewel sale which I NEVER BUY these my kids say) Thurs: Turkey chili with BOGO from Jewel Fri: some kind of shredded chicken in the crock pot so we have some to freeze for later. I have Aldi tortillas and cheap taco shells, avocados, Jewel cheese- maybe tacos Sat: going out to dinner and kids can have shredded chicken

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