Planning your meals just got a lot easier with Monday Menu’s 2 dinner menus, dessert, breakfast and snack ideas! This week is all about making the most of your shopping list. Ingredients do double duty to lighten the load on your budget and time in the store!
This week’s menus are all about making the most of ingredients we buy. I don’t love when I have to buy a whole jar or box of something knowing that I only really need a couple of tablespoons of it to make my recipe. We’ve all been there. What can we do?
Instead of letting that get me down or deterring me from making my dish, I see it as a golden opportunity to find a few other recipes that use that ingredient and work them into our meal rotation! You know, delicious goodies that I might not have thought about making otherwise. It’s a complete win for the family, my pantry and my budget.
This week’s menus are all about those golden opportunities. Pears, chicken, sauces, pecans and even whole grain mustard pull double duty this week!
Dessert This Week!
Buy a few extra pears for the salad recipe above and you’re ready to go for this week’s dessert! Everyone notices when this quick and easy Rustic Pear Galette with a dollop of ice cream shows up for coffee or graces your family table. Simple to make with beautiful seasonal pears and a humble but elegant appearance, the pear galette embodies the best of all that early fall has to offer.
Rich and creamy, this easy to make Butterscotch Coffee Creamer will have you making cozy coffee drinks to sip from your favorite mug right in your own kitchen! There’s nothing better!
Looking for a grocery budget shortcut? Skip the ice cream for your pear galette and make a double batch of butterscotch when making this coffee creamer. It will be heavenly poured over your easy pear pie!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
To make the most of the Dijon mustard we’re using for the chicken this week, why not whip up a batch of this Honey & Pineapple Mustard? It is the perfect game day, afternoon, after school snack when it shows up with a little crackers, cheese and sausage. Yum! An easy charcuterie board can also double as a quick dinner when the day has been long and everyone’s busy!
Making Breakfast Easy
When you grab the pie crusts for your galette, grab a few extra for these crazy easy Sausage Cream Cheese Handpies. These cute little Sausage Pies are unbelievably easy to make using just 3 ingredients, a pre-made crust and bake up in only 10 minutes. Serve with a spoon of jam and you have a breakfast everyone will want to get their hands on!
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