Menu Plan: Grandma’s in Town Edition

Grocery University couponing courseHave you ever wondered if you could cut a few more dollars from your grocery budget? I am always looking for new ways to cut costs and save more money at the store.

My friend Carrie has put together over 2 hours worth of audio as well as a 40 page workbook to help you get the most for your money at the grocery store. Carrie has been teaching shopping and couponing courses for years and is an expert at saving money!  Monday only, Carrie is discounting her  Grocery University course and selling it for only $10! I’m sure after listening to her course and going through the workbook you will save at least that much on your next trip to the grocery store. But just case you aren’t satisfied she has a 60 day money back guarantee!

Grocery University is not just about using coupons, it is about strategic menu planning, stockpiling, budgeting, and a frugal lifestyle. I’ve known Carrie for a while and I can honestly say that she knows a lot about saving money. The course normally sells for $25 but Monday only you can purchase it for $10! She has also included the 10-page Grocery University Rock Bottom Price Database PDF, a $10 value on its own, for free!

All information is delivered digitally so you can start learning right away! You are never too experienced to learn more about saving money. I love learning from others and try to take every opportunity I can to learn new ways to help create a solid financial future for my family!

Okay- enough about that, now on to the menu plan!

This week my mother-in-law will be watching the kiddos while I am out of town. The kids are always excited when Mimi comes to visit because it means late night cookie baking and homemade ice cream in the Vita-Mix. In order to keep my mother-in-law coming back to watch the kids I try to have meals prepped and prepared so that she doesn’t have to worry about dinner while I am gone.

While it is easy for me to take care of seven kids all day and get dinner on the table it isn’t quite that simple for someone who is use to cooking for two. This week’s menu is full of make ahead meals or meals that come together in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy!


Homemade Bagels

served with eggs, fruit

Whole wheat pancakes

served with fruit, orange juice, milk

Eggs, bacon, whole wheat toast

served with orange juice

Whole Wheat Waffles

Cereal/ Oatmeal

Our Lunch List

  • Tuna Salad Sandwiches
  • Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Sweet Potato



Salmon Turnovers

served with vegetables

Mexican Chicken Skillet

served with cheese, sour cream and tortillas

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Chicken Tetrazinni

served with bread, salad

Chicken and Rice Casserole

served with salad

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.


  1. Thanks for the Grocery University tip – I’m going to snag it. Like you said, we can ALWAYS learn. I’m also going to check out that bagel recipe.

  2. Yummy looking meal plan! How great that Mimi is visiting! That is always a blessing to have extra hands plus time spent with grandkids! 🙂

  3. The salmon turnover looks great! I’m wishing your mother-in-law luck.

  4. We call my MIL Mimi as well…but she definitely doesn’t keep my kids! haha! Lucky you! = )

  5. I’m going to cook the chicken tetrazzinni this week. It looks fast for a meal that needs prepared when I get off work. My daughter usually cooks for us but now she got a job that gets her home after I get off work. So I am reconfiguring how to make meals in a flash when I get home. Some prep work coming up but this past weekend was too busy for me….won’t bore you with details. So I’m pretty much ok for this week. Thanks for the help and hope you have a good week away! Hugs!

  6. Thanks for letting us know about GU discounted price! I’ve researched the site before but couldn’t bring myself to pay full price. Yay! It’s all downloaded now and I can’t wait to listen and learn more! 🙂

  7. I love all your recipes and menu planning! I’ve used quite a few of your recipes and they have all been a big hit with my family especially your shepherd’s pie and chicken pot pie, so thank you! 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing the Grocery University. I’ll have to check it out. I’m always looking for ways to save.

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