The Heathen Homemaker’s Weekly Meal Plan 2016
Week 10: 03/6/16 – 03/12/16
I’ve been trying to keep my grocery bill down a bit lately because we’ve been eating out more than usual and I need to balance things out. When I look around in my cupboard and freezer and get creative I can often keep my grocery bill pretty small. Food Lion, a U.S. southeastern grocery store, had a deal on Barilla pasta this week and I took advantage of it! Ten for $10 is a great deal on Barilla and it’s the only brand I buy (there really is a difference! I’m not being sponsored by Barilla but I should be. Ha!) I was able to put together nearly all of this week’s meals from things I already had. Which means more money in the budget for wine. Right? Oh – that’s not supposed to be the goal? Whatevs. Let’s eat!
What are you having for dinner?
Sunday – cheeseburgerish mac & cheese
Monday – scratchy chicken soup, rolls, salad
Tuesday – vegan lemony potatoes and cannellini beans
Wednesday – sweet mustard crock ribs, rice, Trader Joe’s veggies of some sort
Thursday – tamale pie, avocado, pico de gallo
Friday – baked potato bar with a variety of fixins
Saturday – hodge podge night!
 When it comes to mac & cheese I do not play. It’s from scratch, baby. Our cheeseburgerish version means that it has ground beef plus ketchup & mustard stirred into the sauce. If my kids didn’t hate them I’d throw some well-drained diced tomatoes in too.
 Scratchy chicken is just chicken soup made from scratch. It’s super easy if you make it in the slow cooker. Chopped up veggies, chunks of chicken that you flash froze when you found them on sale, plus your homemade bone broth (it’s not a miracle food, just the chicken bones you snatched off of the family’s plates and threw in a slow cooker with some celery and carrots) and some herbs/seasonings make a fantastic soup you could never get from a can. Dump them in the pot in the morning and have fantastic soup that evening.
 At our house a baked potato bar is a genteel way of saying, “we have some odds and ends we need to eat, so lets throw them on top of a baked potato, smother it in cheese, and call it dinner”
So what are you having this week? If you had to eat this whole week without going to the grocery store, what would you be able to eat? Let me know in the comments!If you had to eat this week without going to the grocery, what would you be able to make? Click To Tweet