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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans A Helpful day-to-day meal planner

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      Sunday — roast chicken (shred 2 cups for Tuesday), cornbread stuffing, and fresh kale or turnip greens*
      Monday — Spaghetti Squash with basil pesto (purchase a tub)**, Texas toast (frozen), and tossed green salad
      Tuesday — chicken tacos with the works***
      Wednesday — pasta with meat sauce****, baby spinach salad with mushrooms
      Thursday — fish fillets with sesame seeds*****, rice, and fresh asparagus
      Friday — grilled or broiled pork tenderloin and peach halves******, heat-and-serve polenta (purchase tube), and sugar snap peas
      Saturday — lamb chops, marmalade sweet potatoes*******, and broccoli

      *Vitamin-packed kale and turnip greens are also a great source of nondairy calcium. Buy 1 1/2 lb to serve 4. Cook as you would spinach.
      **Prick squash all over.

      Boil 35 minutes or until tender. Cut in half, discard seeds. Loosen strands with a fork; toss with pesto sprinkle with grated cheese.
      ***Moisten shredded cooked chicken (from Sunday) with canned taco sauce.

      Heat; spoon into warm taco shells. Serve with chopped avocado, tomato, onion and sour cream, shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese and more taco sauce.
      ****Brown 12 oz lean ground beef and 2 tsp minced garlic in 1 Tbsp oil. Add a 15-oz jar spaghetti sauce; simmer 15 minutes.

      Serve over hot pasta with grated Parmesan cheese.
      *****Dip fish in beaten egg white, then in sesame seeds to coat. Panfry in a nonstick skillet coated with nonstick spray, turning once, until cooked through.
      ******Stir mustard into bottled duck sauce or apricot basting sauce. Brush on tenderloin and peach halves during grilling or broiling.
      *******Cut peeled sweet potatoes into bite-size pieces.

      Cook in water to cover 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and stir in 1 Tbsp each butter and orange marmalade.

    • #407797

      Great recipes! Thanks! 🙂

    • #407833

      Thanks for the overview of not only your menu plan but how you prepare the foods. Sounds like easy enough ideas for the week.

    • #407928

      yeah, I’ve gotten pretty slack in providing details haven’t I? sigh…

    • #407929

      You have done a great job!!! Thanks Mo!!

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans A Helpful day-to-day meal planner