Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips & Recipe Ideas

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Easy Recipe for Roasted Turkey with Herbs and Lemon …Plus… 9 More Turkey Recipes. Roasted Asparagus Wrapped with Ham at My Colombian Recipes. 20 Stuffing Recipes. Follow my Thanksgiving Pinterest board for more Thanksgiving menu ideas.

Food On The Table: FREE Lifetime Menu Planning Service

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Through the end of April, you can use the code SPRINGFREE to get a FREE lifetime premium membership to the Food On The Table Menu Planning Service (regular price $5/month). Food on the Table is a new meal planning service that is based on your local grocery store sales !

Menu Plan Thursday!

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So, here's my menu plan for this week. I'm going back to some of our family's favorites and adding a few new recipes as well. In case you were wondering, the quinoa recipe from last week was delish! Menu Plan

Menu Plan Thursday!

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With the cooler morning weather, I feel like gettin' cozy with my food choices for this week's menu. Look below for the recipe for Double Nutella Cupcakes. Menu PlanSo, for that reason, I've chosen some comfort foods that include firing up my trusty crockpot!

Menu Plan Thursday

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As you all know, I typically do my grocery shopping on Thursdays, therefore, that is also the day that I plan my weekly menu. For my menu planning, I start by scouring my freezer, fridge, and pantry to see what I have on-hand already. One can't plan TOO much!

Menu Plan Thursday!

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w/Fresh Cut Fruit LUNCH: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich and Organic Apple Slices w/Peanut Butter Homemade Tomato Soup * w/Grilled Cheese Sandwiches * We tried this new recipe for tomato soup last week and it was a hit with everyone in my family! Menu Plan

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You can use the code SPRINGFREE to get a FREE lifetime premium membership to the Food On The Table Menu Planning Service (regular price $5/month), still available through the end of May! Food on the Table is a new meal planning service that is based on your local grocery store sales !

Menu Plan 6/6 – 6/12

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Last week’s freezer cooking plan went really well! Recipes are from Sue Gregg’s “Meals in Minutes” Cookbook. For more Menu Plans visit I’m an Organizing Junkie! Menu Plan 6/6 – 6/12 is a post from Couponing 101. Menu Plan Monday

Menu Plan Thursday!

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So, this week's menu plan is a fun one. I'm trying a couple of new recipes for dinner that I'm hoping my family likes. I hope you enjoy our family's menu plan for the week. I usually don't plan it too much.) Menu Plan

Valentine’s Day Menu Planning Tips & Recipe Ideas

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One person can plan the the main course while the other person plans the dessert. 20 Salsa Recipes. Heading out for Valentine’s Day dinner sounds lovely, but long lines, high prices, and the cost of a babysitter, can keep many of us in for the holiday.

What I Spent, What We Ate | It was my birthday week.

The Frugal Girl

I grilled some kebabs, using peppers, onions, kielbasa, and marinated chicken (I used the marinade from this chipotle chicken kebab recipe.). So, three nights of no cooking for me this week, but next week’s menu plan will likely have me cooking every night.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I am a marinating fail.

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I tried a new recipe from the latest Cook’s Country magazine. I made penne with bacon and asparagus; a recipe from Cook’s Country. I tried the recipe for pork gyros from the latest Cook’s Country issue. Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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What I Spent, What We Ate | dance week!

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I made a garlic shrimp pasta dish with orecchiette (recipe from Cook’s Country.). Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I’ve been busy attending end-of-year dance stuff with Zoe…but I’ve also been grocery shopping and cooking.

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Menu Plan Thursday! (Late Release)

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread ( This is a new recipe for me I want to try out. On a side note, we tried the Lemon Coconut Cookies recipe last week. For more Menu Plan ideas, click HERE and scroll through my past menu plans. Menu Plan

Menu Plan Thursday - Fresh & New!

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(Photo courtesy of Simply Recipes.) Make your own with this recipe HERE ! Of course, my favorite recipe is only 4 ingredients. Eggs, Bacon/Sausage, & Pancakes) For past menu plan ideas, click HERE. Menu Plan

Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics

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Getting Started: Menu Planning Basics. An easy fix to the meal scramble and wonder of what to put on the table, is the option of menu planning. Meal Planning can be done in many different ways and customized to however your family eats. Menu Planning Basics.

What I Spent, What We Ate | I have $75 left for April.

The Frugal Girl

I tried a recipe from Dinner Illustrated for paella. I’ve never made falafel before, but the recipe in Dinner Illustrated piqued my interest. I’m planning to make Korean sizzling lettuce wraps. Grocery Reports Menu PlansFirst, a little clarification.

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Menu Plan Thursday (Make Ahead Freezer Recipes)

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You'll notice in my Meal Plan this week that I use several blueberry recipes. That is simply because I have an abundance of blueberries right now and we are loving all the recipes we can use them in! Also, I quadruple the recipe so that I can freeze lots. Menu Plan

Eleven Tips for Easier Menu Planning | Kitchen Economics Link-Up

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The weeks that I take the time to plan the menu are the weeks that I have control over our spending. The weeks were I don’t menu plan are the weeks that I’m at the grocery store multiple times or we get take out multiple times, leading to an out of control grocery spending.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Sunday was a bit of a fail.

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On the upside, some of those ingredients were expensive ones for a paella recipe that I did not end up making. We failed to plan anything for dinner and ended up getting subs at Firehouse. I tried a pasta recipe from Dinner Illustrated (farfalle with prosciutto).

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$15 for Relish! Menu Planning (w/Options!)

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Menu Planning service. If you've tried e-Mealz (a budget conscious menu planning service), but are looking for something a little differnt, then try Relish! Though they do not give prices for the items you need to purchase, you'll have more selection in your menu options.

What I Spent, What We Ate | Basically Dinner Illustrated. And that’s all.

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The recipe was from Dinner Illustrated (surprising, I know), and it called for sun-dried tomatoes in the polenta. I tried a recipe for baked ziti from, ummm, Dinner Illustrated. You can find the recipe right here. I made a recipe that is not from Dinner Illustrated!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Happy Birthday, Sonia!

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I made the shrimp and grits recipe I’d seen on Enjoying the Small Things, and it was really yummy! Recipe is right here. I really need to add a printable recipe card right to the recipe post…I’ll put it on my to-do list! Grocery Reports Menu Plans

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What I Spent, What We Ate | $114

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This recipe includes a cabbage salad, and we had rice as well. Lisey had plans with friends on her actual birthday (Tuesday) so we had her family birthday meal a day late. I’m planning to make a mozzarella pesto pizza from a past issue of Cook’s Country.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | I made 7 trips.

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I’m planning to make pulled chicken sandwiches, and I’m not sure what we’ll have for sides. printable recipe cards!) , so I’ve been working on that and I plan to publish one of those each Saturday. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent.

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WIS, WWA | I got a lot of nights off!

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They tried Giada’s recipe for lasagna rolls. I’m planning to make some kind of breakfast for dinner, maybe with Orange Julius. _. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I got my $25 Hungry Harvest box, of course. And I spent $140 at the grocery store.

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Cookmore: Free Online Recipe Site (Includes Calorie Counter, Menu Planner, and Grocery List)

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Sign up for Cookmore , a FREE online recipe site , to help you get organized and save money with your menu planning! You’ll gain access to recipes, cookbooks, meal planner, calorie counter, grocery list, and more! Sign up for the Cookmore recipe site here.

Cooking Basics eBook Bundle – 5 eBooks for $7.40 (85% Off!)

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The bundle comes with 5 great eBooks that can help you meal plan, save time and money in the kitchen, create your own recipes, make homemade condiments and reduce waste. You can get this Cooking Basics eBook Bundle for only $7.40 this week. That’s 85% off the original price!

Ready Set Eat Newsletter – Sign Up For Great ConAgra Coupon Savings!

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Sign up for the Ready Set Eat newsletter , and you’ll get access to great coupons, offers, and recipes. Recipes and savings are based around your local grocery store, which makes menu planning even easier.

Cookmore: Free Online Recipe Site (Includes Calorie Counter, Menu Planner, and Grocery List)

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Sign up for Cookmore , a FREE online recipe site , to help you get organized and save money with your menu planning! You’ll gain access to recipes, cookbooks, meal planner, calorie counter, grocery list, and more! Sign up for the Cookmore recipe site here.

Ready Set Eat Newsletter – Sign Up For Great ConAgra Coupon Savings

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Sign up for the Ready Set Eat newsletter , and you’ll get access to great coupons, offers, and recipes. Recipes and savings are based around your local grocery store, which makes menu planning even easier.

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Food on the Table is a new meal planning service that is based on your local grocery store sales ! You can find recipes, shopping lists, and more to help you save money on your meals. Sign up here: FOOD ON THE TABLE MENU PLANNING SERVICE.

25 Gluten-Free Meals for Less Than $150 from Aldi

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My friend Lauren from IAmThatLady.com has put together an awesome menu plan printable pack so that you can get 25 Gluten-Free Meals from Aldi for Less Than $150 ! Hot Deals Menu Plan Monday If you’re on a gluten-free diet, you know how expensive it can be!

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Sign up for the Ready Set Eat newsletter , and you’ll get access to great coupons, offers, and recipes. Recipes and savings are based around your local grocery store, which makes menu planning even easier.

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Sign up for the Ready Set Eat newsletter , and you’ll get access to great coupons, offers, and recipes. Recipes and savings are based around your local grocery store, which makes menu planning even easier.

Daily Frugal Tip: Go Meatless More Often

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One easy way to save a little bit of money is to incorporate meatless meals into the menu rotation more often. Check out these Easy Vegetarian Recipes Under $1.

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20 Gluten-Free Freezer Crock-Pot Meals from Costco for $150!

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My friend Erin from 5dollardinners.com has created an awesome time-saving meal plan where you can make 20 Gluten-Free Freezer Crock-Pot Meals from Costco for only $150 ! There are 2 packages available for purchase with this plan and both are very affordable. Menu Plan Monday

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Tuesday Tip | Expect to be rather terrible at first.

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When you are trying something new, whether it’s budgeting, bread baking, menu planning, cooking, sewing, or any number of other things, you should expect to be rather terrible at first. If you want some no-knead beginner recipes, you could try: No-Knead English Muffin Bread.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | plus a slightly snarky story

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I used to publish a menu plan, but I eventually decided it was better to chronicle what we actually ate, vs. what I aspired to have us eat. Because let’s be honest…it’s easy to write things on a menu plan but it’s a lot harder to execute!

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Why I love Dinner Illustrated

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If you’ve been following my menu plans this year, you’ve noticed a whole lot of our meals are coming from one cookbook: Dinner Illustrated. So, I trust the recipes in this book. There are multiple pictures for each recipe. The recipes are a whole meal.

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