Meal Plan Monday

Oh January, why must we struggle so?

Its taken me awhile to get back into the groove of things after the Holidays, but I notice the days getting just a little bit longer and we have had some lovely days with the sun shining. Part of getting back into the groove is getting back into our routine, which involves our weekly meal plan. The next few weeks are very busy with the kids sports, meetings and exams. I won’t be sad to see this month end. January and I don’t get along. I’m OK with it.

This weeks meal plan is from the Atlantic Superstore.

Atlantic superstore-January 14

This week I am making:

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Potatoes and Carrots

Chicken Caesar Salad

Chicken Chili in the Slow Cooker

Ham and Cheese Frittata

All of the main ingredients this week are featured on the front/back page.

Here is what I bought:

Meal plan-Jan 18

Chicken Breasts- $13.08 ( 2 meals)
Pork Tenderloin- $7.54
Ham Steak- $3.49
Romaine lettuce- $2.50
Ruby Red Baby Potatoes- $3.99
carrots $2.00
onions $2.00
4 pack peppers- $4.99
eggs- $1.99
cheese- $5.99

Items I had at home:

spinach – for the frittata (optional)
green onions
4 garlic cloves
soy sauce
orange juice
fresh rosemary
olive oil
Dijon mustard
Caesar salad dressing
taco seasoning
1 can black beans
1 can kidney beans
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 5.5 oz cans tomato paste
frozen corn (or canned corn)
chicken broth

* I am making Pork Tenderloin with roasted baby potatoes and carrots. I buy the mini bags for an easy option, but you can use any type of potato.

I have a fairly well stocked pantry, so you will notice the items I have on hand are generally longer that what I am buying. This is generally a result of stocking up when items are sale, etc.

I don’t have a recipe for Chicken Caesar Salad. I will cook the chicken breasts, use the romaine and some shredded mozzarella, croutons and sometimes bacon, bottled caesar salad dressing and just toss it up. It will be a nice light supper on a January night we are not eating chili, soup, etc.

I’ll share the rest of the recipes this week. Make a meal plan and shop once. It’s a Monday in January. We got this.