Free Weekly Meal Plan: The “Stay Home Simple Menu”

by Sami

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monday-meal-planMy free weekly Meal Plan is making its 2013 debut with something I’m calling the “Stay Home Simple Menu”.

We’ve been gone on our Disney Cruise this past week and as much as we love being a family on the go, the trick to keeping up that kind of lifestyle is knowing when to simply stay at home.

When you consider that we’ve been eating a much heavier menu than we’re used to on the cruise, our plan for this week was simple: stay home and eat simply.

When I did our weekly shopping trip last week, our basket consisted mostly of fresh fruits and veggies, some deli meats and cheese for the kids lunches (salads and homemade lunchables) and some canned goods for chili, soup and crockpot meals.

Total cost for the week? $63.

Keep in mind, I surveyed what we already had in our freezer and worked that in to our weekly menu. I’m also taking into consideration the meat we still have in our freezer from our local CSA.

I was inspired by some family favorites, as well as our weekly Paleo Meal Plan that we get from eMeals; even when the recipes aren’t exactly what I’d serve, they always provide great inspiration! And for about $5 a month, thats money well spend in my book 😉


Here’s what we’re eating in the Cone Home this week. In an effort to keep things really simple, I’m just sharing our dinner menu, but keep in mind that when you subscribe to eMealsyou can choose breakfast & lunch menus too:

Monday: Fried Eggs & Latkes (potato pancakes) with applesauce

Tuesday: Chicken Curry with pickled carrots and green salad

Wednesday: Hamburgers & sweet potato fries

Thursday: Taco Salad

Friday: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Saturday: Cilantro Chicken with Roasted Veggies

Sunday: Lemon Parsley Pot Roast with smashed Sweet Potatoes

When you’re trying to keep meals simple, what’s your go-to dish at your house?


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