A Week of Chicken, Beef, & Pasta Dinners

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans A Week of Chicken, Beef, & Pasta Dinners

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      This is for my family of 4 (2 adults + 2 kids elementary school aged; you may need to adjust amounts for your own family).

      Day 1: Roast Chicken, Carmelized Onions, Green Beans, Corn Muffins
      – Shred/chop extra chicken, put extra in fridge
      – Make extra carmelized onions, put extra in fridge
      – Eat extra corn muffins throughout week as snacks, etc.

      Day 2: Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce, Salad
      – Cook whole bag of spaghetti. Save 1/2 – 1/3 for later in the week.
      – Double the sauce; Make 1/2 tomato sauce only. Also, save 1/2 meat sauce for later in the week
      – Eat leftover salad for lunch rest of week

      Day 3: Chicken & Carmelized Onion Pizza, Carrot Sticks
      – Use last night’s unused tomato sauce (save rest for another use)
      – Used leftover chicken & carmelized onions from Day 1.
      – Extra chicken can be saved for another use.
      – Leftovers can be eaten w/salad for lunch rest of week

      Day 4: Spaghetti Pie, Steamed Green Beans or Broccoli
      – Use leftover spaghetti & meat sauce from Day 2.
      – I use this recipe: Linda’s Spaghetti Pie Recipe | Recipezaar
      – Save extra veggies for tomorrow night.
      – If there are leftovers, save for weekend lunches and/or dinners

      Day 5: Shells w/Cheese Sauce & Veggies
      – Make mac n cheese from your favorite recipe, substituting big pasta shells. Feel free to customize this as you see fit (ie, adding tuna, veggies, etc.).
      – You can mix the veggies right in or reheat them on the side or toss in vinegarette dressing and eat as a side warm or cold.
      – leftovers, if any, can be eaten for weekend lunches and/or dinner.

      note that there are several possible leftovers to use as additional meals throughout the week (examples: cornbread muffin + salad w/chicken for a lunch; chicken & carmlized onion pizza + salad for another lunch; leftover chicken turned into chicken salad sandwiches; reheated leftovers for lunch or dinner; etc.).

      hope you enjoy this!:001:


    • #398171

      Thanks. I loved the way you told me how to use the leftovers and to cook extra. Judi

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans A Week of Chicken, Beef, & Pasta Dinners