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Busy Week?

No problem.  The menu is all planned.  The grocery list done.  The recipes gathered in one place. 

All you need to do is click, print, shop.

*For the original menu, scroll down on this page.  I’ll keep a list of links to new menus as they are created.*

Menu/Grocery List/Recipes – week 2

Low Cost Menu/Grocery List/Recipes – week 3 – featuring Low Cost Meals

A few notes about the menu, grocery list and recipes:

 – The menu includes 6 dinners.  That will give you a day to eat left overs, eat out or fix a family favorite.

– Two of the meals are crockpot dishes for those extra busy days.  All of the meals are quick to fix.

 – You get a bonus meal to put in the freezer.  One night you’ll double your effort by making 2 meals in the same amount of time that it takes to make one.

–  Recipes include serving suggestions.  Those suggestions that are in bold are also included in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

 – If you’d like to see pictures and more detailed directions, here is the list to the recipe links.

50s Prime Time Meat Loaf

Shrimp Scampi

Hash Brown Casserole with Smoked Sausage or Ham in the crockpot


Rustic Italian Sausage Pasta with Roasted Red Peppers and Two Cheese Sauce

Crockpot Cantonese Sweet and Sour Chicken

So, download the menu, print and you’re all set for the week.  Feel free to share the link to this page with your friends, on your blog (if you have one) or on twitter.  As always, you’re free to share the recipes, just be sure to link back to Eat at Home.

I’d love to hear what you think of the menu/grocery list/recipes and if you use it, please let me know how it worked out for you.  Just leave me a comment here or send me an email to eatpoetry at gmail dot com. 

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  1. Awesome! I’m linking to it…

  2. I love this idea in theory. It would be even better if we could pick and choose which recipies we wanted. My family doesn’t eat that much meat, so this weeks would be a meat overload.

    • Tiffany says:

      Jessica, I had a feeling that this menu would be heavy on the meat for some people. You could skip the sausage in the pasta dish and just have Rustic Italian Pasta. You could also skip or greatly reduce the meat with the Hashbrown Casserole. We don’t eat a lot of meat with that dish, but we do like some. If I put out another menu I’ll try for more meatless dishes or offer some ideas for reducing the meat.

      It would be cool to be able to choose some recipes from the site and have the grocery list made automatically. I think that would take some pretty fancy software though.

  3. Wonderful idea! Thanks so much for sharing!
    And we are just the opposite of those who think its too heavy on the meat! As the Hillshire Farms commercials alwasy say, GO MEAT!! We are big carnivores, and if I tried having meatless nights, my family would pat me on the head and go to Applebee’s. 🙂

  4. I’ll have to keep an eye out for your less meat-heavy weeks! I am going to try the sweet and sour chicken. I need to use my crockpot more and this looks like the perfect recipie to try.

  5. I’m here from SITS wishing you a Happy SITS Sharefest Saturday.

    I loved this idea of having a week’s meals planned plus the grocery list. So glad I found your blog through SITS. It’s wonderful.

  6. Off to the store to buy what I need. My dh is really excited about a week of “new” meals! LOL

  7. Courtney says:

    Wonderful! I made the Sweet and Sour Chicken for dinner tonight, I was planning on left overs for lunch next week but my family ate it all. It was a huge hit! I also made the pudding cake for dessert, absolutely wonderful. Thank you for doing this, you have made my life so much easier.

  8. What a wonderful website, and especially helpful during thse tough economic times! I saw a post about your recipes over at the great blog “Moving Forward” by Amanda.

  9. Hello,
    I love you menu planning! Thanks. 🙂
    I just wanted to add that the cost might seem high, but you are getting a homecooked meal.. I have to spend more than that to feed my family at McDonald’s!
    Also, some people ( a lot in the blogging world) do the couponing and only shop sales.. so all those canned goods , I always have on hand. When beans and diced tomatoes and corn go on sale for .30 a can.. I buy 15, same with meat. The only thing you end up buying at the time is your fresh veggies.
    Thanks again!

  10. Ran across your site and I love it.Love your menu planning. I am a fellow
    blogger myself.You have a great site!

  11. Are you on twitter?

  12. I love your website! I have a picky family so I have picked a couple meals to try this week. I am so excited to try new meals. Thank you for all the time you must have put into this!

  13. I am always on the lookout for new ideas for menus and I found lots here.

  14. You did it right! I’ve been looking for exactly what you put together on your site. Thank you so much, I hope the menus keep coming!

  15. This is the BEST menu planning site! Thank you so much. We are such a busy family and this has saved dinner!

  16. How many servings do your menus provide? I think this is a Great idea!

    • Diane, the recipes make at least enough for 6 people and usually more like 8, sometimes 10. I don’t always write how many servings, but often I say how much my family of 6 had left over for lunch the next day or something similar so you can judge recipe size.

  17. Omg Thank you thank you thank you for this! All these recipes look delish! I have been stuck in a rut with cooking and am so tired of coming up with new things or planning ahead this solves both!

  18. leighX3 says:

    i love your site. ive prepared some dishes so far and my 3 small kids love them!! thanks

  19. Just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your website! I just had my third baby a few months ago, and am really busy, and you have made it possible for me to still cook 6 meals a week for my family! This website ROCKS!

  20. christina says:

    You are a genius! Love this, and I thank you, I am a family of three and that includes a hungry man, 17th month toddler, I am also pregnant, and this has made shopping easier, cooking easier, as well as improving my chef skills. Our tummies thank you.

  21. My husband and I have wanted to start planning out meals, but I’m not that big of a meat eater and didn’t know many creative ways to cook meat. Thanks so much for your awesome effort to put this together. This definitely makes things easier!

  22. Patricia miller says:

    How do i down load

    • Patricia, this is a really old post. Several years ago, something was updated on the site and it broke all of the old download links so it’s no longer possible to download these old meal plans.

  23. I love your menu plans. Some meal plans I only see myself making a few of the meals. Yours I can see myself making everything. Keep up the great menu and recipes. I decided to join. Thanks


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