Linda Listen! I’m sorry I’m a little behind on posting this week. See what happened was….
JT (my husband) ended up having a few days off with me and the rest was history. We were in the streets having fun, and my schedule got hella busy. But while I was busy I made this menu plan to keep the family fed while I tried to catch up on everything.
So hopefully this is a good peace offering for my absence. And I figured it could help you all out too for the times you get so occupied with life that your head’s spinning. It’s a four day menu plan but actually it can be called a 5 day menu plan if you count the fact that you are using leftover roasted chicken from a Roasted Chicken Dinner to help create some of these dishes.
FYI: One helpful tip for meal planning when creating leftovers: I typically have leftover frozen chicken breasts in my freezer that I cook when I grill, because I always like to have that extra chicken to add to different dishes like this.
Another helpful Tip when using this meal plan: Don’t have enough time to roast a chicken??? Grab a roasted chicken from your local grocery’s hot foods area… I do that sometimes too.
Okay now let’s go!
Start by making this Easy Spicy Black Bean and Sausage Chili. I can make this in no time when it comes to meal prep for this chili. Get the Recipe HERE.
Create a brand new meal for your family using that leftover Spicy Black Bean and Sausage Chili by making these Easy Spicy Black Bean and Sausage Nachos. This is definitely a budget friendly and time saving meal! Get the Recipe HERE.
Create a roasted chicken dinner and don’t throw away the bones. Use the bones and leftover chicken to make this Easy Miso Soup Ramen Bowl. Get the recipe HERE.
I always have tons of roasted chicken left or grilled chicken breast in my freezer, and I divide it up for the my Easy Miso Soup Ramen Bowls and this Cheese Tortellini & Creamy Goat Cheese Sauce Dish. Get the recipe for this pasta dish HERE.
These are some of the easiest & simple, yet tasty ways to create meals on a budget and for when you’re in a bind because time isn’t on your side for the week. These recipes are so simple that we sometimes forget about these types of recipes yeah?? I hope it helps you all! Let me know if you used this menu and tell me what other menus you have used to help make it through. Because I certainly need some ideas if you have them to share!
Okay I gotta go now. I have a very needed hair appointment…. My hairstylist is officially off maternity leave, and I’ve run out of ways to make this mop look professional for work…. Talk to you later! BYE!