Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: Menu Plan & Shopping List: Week #1

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Menu Plan & Shopping List: Week #1


You asked for it and I delivered. Over the past month you wonderful lovelies have been requesting that I not only share my staple list, but possibly start sharing my weekly menu plans as well. I also had a few request for grocery lists. Well I love all my lovely readers and wanted to make your once a month, weekly, or bi-weekly shopping as easy as can be. So today I introduce you to a new series. Every week I will be sharing with you a week of yummy homemade meals. I will include as many links to recipes as I can. I will also be posting new recipes and tips each week. In every Menu Planning post you will find a printable grocery list and a printable menu plan. Just print and begin your shopping. Easy Peasy right?

Well before I get into the menu plan I just want to remind you of something real quick. I do shop for the month, but I break down my meals into a weekly plan. I have a master list for the month that I pull meals from, but every week I write down all of my meals on my chalkboard vinyl I have on my fridge. This helps my family know what is on the menu for that week. I also can adjust meals depending on what we are doing each day of the week. When you look at the grocery lists, which I will include in each Menu Planning post, always shop your pantry first. Cross the stuff of the list that you already have on hand. Once you have done that, you will be ready to go grocery shopping.

All right I have included my menu plan here in the post, with links, and then again in a printable format. I hope this works out for everyone. This is my first time doing this, so please let me know if there are any errors. I want this to be as user friendly as possible. I have included 6 days of meals, with Sunday being my day for leftovers. On Sundays, when we come home from church, everything leftover from the week is fair game. I heat up our meals and we all enjoy our favorites from the past week. Sometimes I have to add some extra veggies, yogurt, or fruit to round out our leftovers night. I also added two planned desserts for each week. We love our sweets and since we don't buy them at the store, I try to get a little baking in as well. The items for my desserts I usually have on hand in my pantry. I will include them on the shopping list as well.

Most meal recipes do not include a side dish, unless otherwise linked and noted 
I am leaving that one up to you :)

Also there is no recipe for chili dogs because it is super simple. I heat up the hotdogs and 1 can of chili, assemble and serve with chips and fruit. Perfect for busy nights when there isn't much time to prepare dinner.

Week #1

For those of you on mobile devices I have the direct links 
below to the weekly menu and the shopping list. 

Shopping List
Week #1 Menu

Update September 5, 2012:
 Talapia and pasta shells is a typo. Do not add that to your grocery list.

So there you have. Your week all prepared and ready to go. I hope this helps ya'll out this week. Let me know if you have any questions. Also you can find more recipes in my Let's Eat section and money saving tips below.

Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half
Freezing Your Milk

Living on $14,000 a year

How Does She Q and A

Breakfast and Lunch: Meal Planning and Saving Tips 

Fresh Produce All Month Long 
Save Money at Costco

Weekly Menu Plans + Printable Shopping Lists

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Have a fantastic day Lovelies!
Happy Meal Planning!

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