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My New Monthly Meal Plan

I have a confession. I haven’t followed a meal plan in the last 3 months. And our grocery budget is out of control y’all. Seriously out of control. Matt looked at me the other day when I came home from the grocery store for the third time in less than 10 days and said “Who do you think we are? Kardashians?” That’s when I knew it was time to get back into some serious meal planning. Ha! Our new school schedule this Fall is going to make it very challenging for me so I spent some time really thinking out this new meal plan. Ty has football practice every day that ends at 5 and his school is 35-40 minutes away. Maia has to be picked up at her new bus stop for her new school at 3:40 and the stop is 10 minutes away from our house. The 2 little kids get off the bus on our street at 4:30. It’s going to be a whole big thing trying to figure out schedules. To combat the time issues I recently splurged on a new programmable crockpot that will turn itself to warm after a set amount of time. I also added a bunch of crockpot meals to our monthly meal rotation. Some of these meals are new to us so if they are good I’ll be sharing them here. I’m planning 6 meals a week with one Find Your Own dinner night which will probably be Saturday nights. We typically have no leftovers and if we do, Matt takes them for lunch the next day. 

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Week One:

1. Crockpot Chili & Cornbread

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2. Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells; Side Veggie

3. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup

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4. Crockpot Ritz Chicken Casserole; Side Veggie

5. Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

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6. Crockpot Tangy Meatballs over Rice; Side Veggie

Week Two:

1. Cheesy Chicken Manicotti; Side Salad

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2. Crockpot Chicken Taco Bowls

3. Crockpot Spicy Vegetable Rice Soup

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4. Crockpot Chicken & Stuffing

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5. Crockpot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

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6. Crockpot Chicken & Gravy over Mashed Potatoes; Side Veggie

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Week Three:

1. Crockpot Cheesy Chicken & Rice

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2. Crockpot Taco Soup

3. Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie Soup; Biscuits

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4. Crockpot Meatball Stroganoff; Side Veggie

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5. Spaghetti; Garlic Bread; Side Salad

6. Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

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Week Four:

1. Crockpot Chicken Stroganoff; Side Veggie

2. Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup; French bread

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3. Crockpot Chicken Not Pot Pie

4. Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup

5. Crockpot Hearty Vegetable Soup

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6. Blackened Chicken Alfredo Pasta; Side Veggie

I cannot wait to try some of the new recipes. I picked things that I think my kids will love but also stuff that fits in with Ty’s football diet needs. I’m starting this new meal plan next week and I’m excited even we are eating soup in the middle of summer. It’s never too hot for chili, y’all. 

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