Blissful and Domestic - Creating a Beautiful Life on Less: June Meal Planning: Week 1

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

June Meal Planning: Week 1

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Good Morning Lovelies! I have some yummy recipes this pigs in a blanket. Oh my these things are good. I did a little twist on my whole wheat breadstick recipe and let me tell you that hot dogs have never tasted so good :) Delish folks! I have a few other favorites making appearances this week. There is really something for everyone. So get your menu plan on and be awesome this week!

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Saturday June 1- Friday June 7
BBQ hamburgers with French fries and fruit
spaghetti night (with ground turkey)
meatloaf with mashed potatoes and vegetables
pizza night
breakfast night
pigs in a blanket with broccoli salad

Thrifty Living Tips and Tricks
-On Spaghetti Night I will reserve 1 cup of spaghetti sauce to use on pizza night. I also only use ½ lb of ground sausage in my sauce. I save the other half for meatloaf night.
-On breakfast night I will be doing pancakes and bacon. Making extra pancakes to have during the following days for breakfast is always smart! Just store in your fridge or freezer and microwave for about 1 minute and eat on busy mornings. I store mine in gallon size freezer bags. Rinse them out when you are done and use again!
-I will also save leftover bacon on breakfast night to use in my broccoli salad. Saving leftovers and preparing ahead saves you time in the kitchen throughout the week!

All of my tips and tricks are ones I have learned from Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family. This book is my thrifty living bible :)

Also check out my posts on Cutting Your Grocery Bill in Half, What to Budget for Groceries, living on $14,000 a year, Costco on a Budget, How I Do Fresh Produce All Month, and How to Start Saving $ Now.

June 2013 Recipe List- Print HERE

June 2013 Grocery List - Print HERE

June 2013 Meal Plan - Print HERE

Print My Staples List HERE

Have a great day Lovelies!

XO Danielle


  1. I love planning meals like this. This week at our house we're basing meals around some Farmer's Market Fresh lettuce & a few tomatoes. Last night was Chicken Cesar Salads, tonight will be Taco salad with left overs on Wednesday. We'll probably finish out the week & the lettuce in a salad as a side dish for homemade lasagna. I also take leftovers for lunch each day. Saves a ton of $$. Thanks for all your inspiration!!!

  2. I love the idea of broccoli salad but I'm the only one in the house who will eat it! I don't get the broccoli hate :p

    1. oh bummer what is with the broccoli hate? IT is so yummy! :>

  3. Great ideas, thanks! We do the same thing you do with the spaghetti sauce, but I never thought about using a little sausage to make my meatloaf less boring!

    1. It definitely gives the meatloaf and new yummy taste. Sometimes we do leftover BBQ sauce on top too. That is delish!

  4. I'm new to your blog, but I'm learning so much! I do have one question: do you factor in your household items to your grocery budget? Ie paper towels, laundry detergent, etc.

  5. I'm new to your blog, but I love it! I do have one question: do you calculate household items into your grocery budget? Is paper towels, detergent etc.


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