Meal Plan Monday

I've decided to try out participation in Menu Plan Monday, a weekly post on my menu plan for the week, so let me know if you like the idea!

I was always a meal planner, since going to the store without a list was too overwhelming. Well, and I can't cook without a recipe, so going to the store without knowing what I was going to make was a waste. There is also some crazy statistic about how much you save when you go with a list. Combine that with my new couponing obsession, and menu planning becomes a pretty big deal in the Miller household.

We have a pretty set routine around here: pre-made frozen meals (made by me about once a month) for the days I work, takeout on Fridays, and Rachael Ray recipes every other day of the week. Bet that last one is a real shocker. Every once in awhile I deviate from RR recipes if I have some leftovers that I want to use up or even 30 minutes is too much!

I run on a Saturday to Friday schedule because I shop on Saturdays, so here's this week's menu:

Saturday: Taco Melts (to use up some leftovers I got for a steal, only had to buy ground beef and salsa)

Sunday: Dinner at Grandma's House!

Monday: Curry Crunch Salad with Naan from the 30 Minute Meals section of Everyday With Rachael Ray

Tuesday: Pork Chops with Spinach Fritters from the $10 Spot in Everyday With Rachael Ray

Wednesday: Morrocan Skillet Chicken with Pine Nut Couscous from the 30 Minute Meals section of Everyday With Rachael Ray

Thursday: Chicken Curry from Fix, Freeze, Feast, Brown Rice, Frozen Veggies

Friday: Takeout!


  1. I'm made the Pork Chops with Spinach Fritters and loved them! Would definitely make them again! Enjoy!

  2. What do you think of the Fix, Freeze and Feast cookbook? That sounds prefect for me, but I'd love to hear more about it!

  3. I love, love, love Fix, Freeze, Feast. Basically, it's recipes for marinades and I have to come up with a side dish or two. Makes life so much easier!

    It is based on the size of packaging from warehouse stores, which is convenient. I get a pack of chicken and do two recipes with it (by halving the amounts in the recipes). So I end up with 6 entrees from one pack of chicken.

    I have made about 10 of the recipes from it so far and would make 8 of them again. The others were fine, but just not to my taste. They don't use crappy, processed ingredients like canned soup and have selected things that freeze well. You can tell they really thought about and tested the recipes.

    I can't recommend it more!

  4. Thanks for the review - I've put the book on my Amazon "wish list." If you like to freeze ahead, I have a couple of recipes that work really well for the freezer. I just made all three of these as I plan for the semester!
    Sweet BBQ Pork Chops(
    Steak Fajita Roll Ups (
    Sweet Pepper Burritos (

    They all freeze well and reheat easily.


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