Free Weekly Menu + Grocery List – Year 3 Week 45 – Low Cost Menu

I’m pretty sure that the biggest cheater tip I have is the free weekly menus + grocery lists. There are almost 3 years of them, free for the printing. You don’t get much more time saving than being able to skip the menu planning and shopping list making.

I love printing off that list each week and taking it to the store. For a while, I didn’t use the menus I publish here, because I’m always trying out new recipes. But what I’ve learned is that the lists use such common ingredients, it is easy to adapt the meal plan as I need to each week.

If you’ve never tried using the Print. Shop. Cook. feature, you might give it a try. And this week’s menu not only helps you cheat by saving time, but all the recipes are from my Low Cost Meals list, so you can save money this week too.

As always, you get 6 dinners and 1 dessert. Serving suggestions are included in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s what is on the menu this week:

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta, salad

Smoked Sausage, Cabbage and Oat Soup, Cornbread

Slow Cooker Beans for the Freezer, tortillas and taco fixings, chips and salsa

Bread Eggs, fresh fruit, milk or yogurt

Mini Deep Dish Pizzas, salad

Ham and Pineapple Fried Rice

Chocolate Cobbler in the Slow Cooker

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 45

Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 3 Week 26 – Vegetarian Edition

This week, I’ve got a vegetarian menu for you.  If your family is full of meat lovers, you can still use this.  Just add in the meat you want to go with the meals.

A few more notes:

I have included fish.  I know some vegetarians eat it and some don’t.

You’ll have a chance to stock your freezer with the slow cooker beans, which is great for quick meals later.  You can also make good use of the slow cooker for the baked potatoes, if you like.

This is also a low-cost menu.  It’s always good to save money at the grocery store.

Veggie Pie, Quick Cole Slaw

Loaded Baked Potatoes with Homemade Cheese Sauce (skip bacon to make it meatless), salad

All Veggie Vegetable Soup, Cheddar Muffins

Tony’s Tilapia, baked sweet potatoes, favorite green veggie

Slow Cooker Beans, taco fixings, chips & salsa

Roasted Garlic, Browned Butter and Parmesan Pasta, favorite green veggie, salad

Zucchini Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

To print, click here:  menu year 3 week 26

63 Budget Friendly Meals, Meal Stretchers and Desserts

Have you noticed grocery prices racing up?  Yikes!  It’s gotten crazy.

This month we’re going to be focusing on saving money on food.  We kicked it off yesterday with a new Low-Cost Meals Menu.  Today, I’m sharing a list of the least expensive recipes I have.  Nearly all of my recipes are budget friendly, but these really counteract those rising prices.

You may notice a lot of rice, beans, pasta and eggs in this list.  Basing meals on these ingredients is a great way to keep the cost low.

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Menu, Grocery List, Recipes Year 2 Week 21 – Low Cost Menu

In January, we Resolutionized our kitchens and cooking.  (Remember 25 Meals in 20 Minutes or Less?)

In February, we filled our freezers with all kinds of meats, casseroles, breakfast foods and desserts.

March is almost here, bringing Spring weather with it (I hope).   This month the focus is going to be on saving money.  I thought we should kick things off with a low cost menu.

Most of the meals I post are economical, but for this menu I chose recipes that really keep the costs down.  They rely on inexpensive foods like pasta, rice, beans and eggs.

You get 6 dinners and 1 dessert.  Serving suggestions are included in bold on the recipes and in curly brackets {} on the grocery list.

Here’s what’s on the menu this week: [Read more…]

Low Cost Menu/Grocery List/Recipes

If you like printing these menus and grocery lists, check out the new Eat at Home Weekly Meal Plan service.  Subscribers get both the Traditional and All Slow Cooker versions emailed each week.  It’s the easiest way to eat at home!


I pulled the recipes for this week’s menu from my list of Low Cost Meals.   Not only are the meals inexpensive, but they are quick to fix.

A few notes about the Low Cost Meals Menu:

  • Once again, the menu includes a slow cooker meal
  • You’ll double (or even triple) your effort one day by making dinner + extra for the freezer
  • I’ve included another dessert recipe, which is also inexpensive
  • Recipes include Serving Suggestions.  Those that are in bold are included in the grocery list in curly brackets {}.
  • Several meals are stretched by serving them with Depression Era Bread.  Even if you’ve never worked with yeast or made homemade bread, please give this a try.  It’s easy and the pay off is worth it.

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