Menu Plan for the Week: 1/22 – 1/28

How last week’s menu went:

Last week went well. A few meals changed days and Saturday we were invited to dinner at a friend’s house, so the Chicken Tortilla Soup moved to this week.

Here’s something I’m happy about figuring out: Using up cilantro. I had 2 recipes planned last week that both used a good amount of cilantro, so I used it up easily without wasting a thing. Those 2 recipes are the BBQ Chicken Pizza and the Chicken Tortilla Soup. I need to remember to have those 2 meals in the same week again.

Favorite meal from last week:

I think I’m going to pick the Quick Spaghetti and Meat Sauce (1 box of spaghetti + 1 pound of cooked ground beef (from my freezer) + 2 jars of spaghetti sauce = happy tummies in a hurry).

I’ve been thinking a lot about trying to simplify dinner more. It just seems like it takes forever to get dinner on the table most nights. So I’m looking for more simple-fast-easy-healthy-frugal-yummy meals to serve for dinner. I’m not asking for too much there, am I? If you have one to share, please feel free to leave a link in the comments. I’m also planning to do some more freezer cooking in an effort to simplify dinner!

This Week’s Menu Plan

I’m joining Jessica at Good (Cheap) Eats in a Pantry Challenge. I’m trying to use up food from the pantry this month. I think this could lead to some good pantry cleaning out and organizing, too! 




  • Baked Ziti a friend is bringing over 🙂
  • Salad
  • Garlic bread, I hope (Most of the time I put this on the menu it doesn’t happen!)


  • Skinny Tuna Noodle Casserole (New recipe I’m trying, but I think I’ll top it with french fried onions instead of whole wheat bread crumbs, you know, because I’m trying to use up stuff in my pantry)
  • Salad, I think



  • Chocolate Chip Chili (I may not have the sausage in this, unless I find a good sale)
  • Cornbread
  • Raw veggies or fruit


I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday, where you can find many more meal plans to check out!

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3 Responses to Menu Plan for the Week: 1/22 – 1/28

  1. I really like you give a recap of your last week… I’m always moving part of my plan from one week to the next it seems!

  2. Pingback: » Menu Plan for the Week: 1/29 – 2/4 Ready. Set. Simplify.

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