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Menu Plan Monday, January 13th

Struggling with 

What to Cook for Dinner?

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Menu plan with recipe links

This year I’m really trying to keep our food waste to a minimum. I’m trying to plan at least one meal a week to use up our vegetables and not let any go to waste. I like to make soups and stir fry to do this and this week we’ll be having chicken stir fry to make sure to use the vegetables up.

Plus we often eat our leftovers from the night before, for lunch, to make sure those leftovers don’t sit in the refrigerator and grow mold.

We’re also having soup this week because I love to make soup this time of year and it makes for an inexpensive meal. Plus soup goes well with the cold weather we have forecast for this week.

We’ll also be having glazed pork chops. These pork chops are so delicious and easy to make. We save money on pork chops by buying a full pork loin at the store, either Costco or our local grocery store, and cutting our own.

If you’ve never bought a pork loin before, see my video tutorial on how to portion a pork loin here. 

Here’s our menu plan for this week, 


A great recipe for glazed pork chops

Southwest Chicken Skillet, Salad, and Fruit

Pizza Pockets and Salad

Bacon, Corn, and Potato Chowder, Butter Dips, and Fruit

Chicken Stir Fry and Rice

Glazed Pork Chops, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Vegetables

Burritos, Chips with Salsa, and Salad

Chicken Hawaiian Haystacks with Salad


Leftover Most Days

Soup and Sandwiches

Corn Dog Muffins, Veggie Sticks, and Chips


I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Toast and Eggs

Apple Mini Muffins, Eggs, and Sausage

Breakfast Sandwiches with Fruit

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week. Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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