Weekly Menu Plan, A Shopping Tip & Where I’m Showing Up

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This week is going to be a semi-busy week in the evenings with some special activities going on. I need to try to keep things simple! So here’s what’s on the menu this week:
Monday: Chicken & Cabbage Potstickers (from freezer session), steamed rice, edamame (found in the freezer)
Tuesday: special outing–Banh Mi sandwiches from local restaurant (made fresh & delicious!)
Wednesday: Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin, cauliflower gratin or roasted, garden salad
Thursday: Chicken, Rice & Black Bean Tortilla soup (to use up a rotisserie chicken I bought last week), garden salad
Friday: leftovers
Saturday: leftovers
Sunday: special occasion–out to eat

Save $$ on Clearance Items at the grocery store like these organic yogurt tubes! They are great in the freezer for lunches! | Meal Planning Magic
And here’s a tip for you when you’re grocery shopping! My local Kroger store frequently offers Manager’s Specials on dairy, meat, bakery items and sometimes produce. Sometimes you can get a  really good deal on foods that are about to expire but are still good. My kids like organic yogurt tubes like these pictures above and last week I found these more than 50% off! So what did I do? Since there were still a couple of days before the expiration date listed, they enjoyed a couple fresh and we put the rest in the freezer. They are great in lunches because they thaw before lunchtime but are still cold enough to enjoy. Score!

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And lastly, I will be sharing money saving tips using your Foodsaver on the Live Well Network on the Deals program this Saturday, January 26th. You can check the website to find out when it will air in your area or check the site later to see it online (I’ll include a link to it next week in case you can’t find it. I’ll be sharing ideas on how you can use your Foodsaver for more than just storing meat long term. Did you know you can use it to create your own squish packs, yogurt tubes, jar garlic, ginger and more? I hope you’ll check it out! If you’re local to the Houston area, you can also watch the segment on Saturday, February 2nd at 10 a.m. when Deals reairs on KTRK, Channel 13.

What’s on your meal plan this week? Check out more menu plan ideas at OrgJunkie.