Weekly Menu 1/16 – 1/21

It’s only Monday and I already don’t want to cook dinner.  Is that a bad sign?  I had the idea to start filming some of my meals as a way to give people some suggestions on budget friendly meals.  It has given me a new appreciation of the cooking videos I see.  Trust me, it’s much harder than it looks.  Plus, I was once told I cook like I’m angry with my kitchen.  I wish I could remember who told me that. I’m sure they weren’t wrong. 😉

Ramen Chicken Noodle Casserole

On Sunday I tried out a SUPER inexpensive recipe.  It’s not my style, but my son ate it so I’m calling that a win.  You can easily customize it using your favorite protein and veggies.  I used frozen peas and because I love peas and some diced chicken.  I normally snag my Ramen noodles at Walgreens 3/$1 using my Walgreens Cash to pay! I’ve found Walmart to have the lowest price on frozen peas.

Chickpea Sheet Pan Dinner

One of the reasons I love this meal is because it only dirties one thing- the cutting board. You basically add all the veggies and chickpeas to a cookie sheet and roast in the oven.   I line that cookie sheet with aluminum foil to make clean up super easy.  If I’m careful, I don’t even have to wash the pan!  I typically make this with rice and top with avocado! I also left out the broccolini and used more of the other veggies.

Chunky Sweet Potato Stew

I can’t remember if I’ve shared this recipe with you all before, but I LOVE it.  It’s warm goodness in a bowl (or, if you know me, a BIG MUG).  I haven’t worked out the cost breakdown yet, but it’s not expensive. I put it in the crockpot to cook and it makes the house smell great.

Three Bean Chili

This is another Dr. Fuhrman recipe.  While I’ve made it before, it’s been a while.  The original recipe calls for a TON of veggies, but you can easily just use whatever you have on hand and/or leave out any veggies that are too pricey.  I leave out the Tofu.

Unstuffed Peppers

I have some bell peppers in the fridge I need to use, so I was googling “stuffed peppers” recipes.  I came across this one and thought it sounded interesting.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.