Grocery Deals & Menu Planning

This week I spent time planning out meals for the whole month. It’s been a lot of work, but I’m so glad it’s done!! Don’t forget to stop by Frugal Townie to see all the awesome grocery deals this week! I have a recipe below that’s great for summertime. (And if you missed it, on Monday I shared my Homemade Whole Wheat Bread recipe with you.)


Menu Plan


Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Tomato Basil Pasta Salad (recipe below)



Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Baked Potato Soup


Baked Potato Soup



Lunch: Chef’s Salad

Dinner: Leftover soup



Lunch: Leftover Tomato Basil Pasta Salad

Dinner: Jagersnitzel



Lunch: Leftovers

Dinner: Dinner @ parents



Tomato Basil Pasta Salad



– 1/4 c. EVOO

– 4 small tomatoes

– 1/2 lb. fettuccine, cooked

– 1/4 c. fresh basil, sliced thinly

– 4 cloves garlic

– 1-2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese

– Parmesan Cheese (optional)


Step 1

While you start boiling water for the pasta, warm olive oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Chop tomatoes and add to warm oil, reserving 1/4 to put on the top fresh.


Step 2

Mince garlic and set aside. Chop fresh basil. Add garlic and basil as the timer for the noodles beeps. Drain pasta and return to pot. Turn off heat and add tomato mixture to the pasta.


Step 3

Add shredded cheese immediately and stir well so that it melts. Top with fresh tomatoes and additional basil. Parmesan cheese is optional.


Don’t forget to check out my recipes tab for more meal ideas!

What are you cooking this week? We’d love to hear about it!

For more recipe ideas,visit my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!



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