Our Meal Plan for the Week

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Our Meal Plan for the Week - Feeding 8 people on a budget

Here’s our meal plan for the week:


all baked goods are made with honey or maple instead of the sugar in the recipe

Our Meal Plan for the Week - Feeding 8 people on a budget


Our Meal Plan for the Week - Feeding 8 people on a budget


I didn’t get to all the dinners that I planned last week (forgot to thaw), so they go into the rotation this week.

* denotes recipes that aren’t available online.

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  1. Candice M. says:

    good morning, what is in the red bowl? I’m hungry and this looks yummy.

  2. Melissa Wheeler says:

    I noticed that you aren’t making bread so much any more. Is it a time issue or trying to find a bread recipe without sugar? If it’s the latter, I have a great recipe that I use (it’s so hard to find store-bought bread with real ingredients and no sugar!) It’s not for a bread machine, but is quick and makes two loaves at a time. Thanks!

  3. With only three of us, meal planning is more simple:)
    Breakfast: bran muffins, oatmeal, granola and yogurt, toast and cheese (hubs always has a breakfast burrito, cereal and cottage cheese, but I love my variety!)
    Lunch: Leftovers! We have quesadillas as backup
    Supper: Tortalini soup, Manwhich, frozen burritos, tomato soup, and brats

  4. The shrimp tacos look yummy! the link to the yogurt-dill dressing isn’t good, though. Can you please point me to the recipe? thanks!

  5. Jennifer Hoffman says:

    Thank you for sharing your meal plans weekly again!! Still doing the same thing for snacks? Also, do you have a good veggie dip recipe?
    Is there a way to get good cheap eats notifications daily like I do for new posts on LAM?

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