If you’re looking for large family meal planning ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve done lots of slow cooking, budget friendly meals and freezer meals this week.
This week I have avoided the grill after this happened last week. Entire dinner up in flames.
Ready to see what we’re making this week?
Large Family Meal Plan
Slow Cooker Lentil Tacos– my kids love this. You can get a bag of lentil for a buck. So good!! They cook in 4 hours on high in the slow cooker.
Sesame Ginger Chicken– served with broccoli, brown rice and a salad. So good!! This is also one of our freezer meals for the month of August. So good! If you watch our freezer assembly video I adding extra sesame ginger sauce and chicken to the freezer bag so I have about 3 breasts left. I am going to freeze the leftover chicken and use it later for stir fry another week.
Beans and Cornbread– again another super cheap meal. I do add some things to my beans with I cook them in the slow cooker. It’s a recipe I’ve been making for years. So good!! The 4 year old and 2 year old eat this stuff up!!
Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore– another meal from our August freezer meal plan. We assembled it with thighs- you can do drumsticks or breasts. Serving this with pasta and a veggie.
Taco Soup– using up some of the leftover pinto beans and some ground beef I bought for half off last week and put it in the freezer.
Leftover Buffet- use ’em up!
Meal Planning on a Budget
One way that I save on my grocery budget is shopping online with free grocery pickup. I do not pay for the service and it’s great to know the total of what you’re spending BEFORE you check out. Need to remove some things from your cart? No worries.
I also love that I do not have to get my kids out of the car to shop and online shopping prevents impulse shopping. It’s a win, win!!
If you have never given online grocery shopping a try, it is such a lifesaver for moms. I just cannot say this enough. Not only does it help me stay on budget, but I don’t have to wrangle kids while grocery shopping. I literally load up my kids, tell the Walmart app I am enroute, pull up, they come out and load me up and I am done!! You have to try it! And get $10 off your first order of $50 or more!
Make Ahead Freezer Meals
Did you see our freezer meal assembly for the month of August. Here are the seven meals we assembled in less than an hour. They are all perfect for back to schooL!!
Recipes that Won’t Heat the Kitchen
It is still super hot here in Texas. Here are 21 recipes that are perfect freezer meals for when you it’s too hot to cook. All of these recipes are made in the slow cooker, on the grill or on the stove or electric skillet. Nothing that heats up the house!