Meijer Meal Planning Week 11/25: 6 Dinner ideas under $35

Easy Meals Just $35 Bucks!

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Meijer Meal Planning Week 11/25: 6 Dinner ideas under $35

Easy Meals Just $35 Bucks!


It’s a new week of bringing you these awesome budget friendly meal planning for all of you Meijer Shoppers. 

For this week the Meijer Matchups posted here on A Mitten Full Of Savings, I’ve been able to come up with a whole week’s worth of dinners that will cost you less than $50, along with a few things from your pantry!   You can also print out my FREE Meal Planning printables that will help you plan and organize your meals each week! (this is always super helpful for me!!)

  • This is based on a family of 4-5- so you will need to adjust it accordingly for a bigger or smaller family.
  • All items are on sale or part of the lower Meijer price. If you don’t have the pantry items, then you will need to add those into your final price.

Meal 1:  Italian Joes with Fries  $7.78

  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced (pantry)
  • ½ jar Meijer pasta sauce
  • 1 pkg Meijer hamburger rolls
  • 1 pkg Meijer frozen French fries

Directions:  Brown the beef, onions, and garlic until no pink remains in the meat; drain well.  Add in about half of the sauce, stirring to check consistency. Add in more if needed.  Simmer 15 minutes. Prepare the fries as directed on the package. Serve the meat in the buns.

Meal 2:  Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken with Rice and Vegetables  $4.98

  • 2 lb boneless chicken thighs
  • ½ C brown sugar (pantry)
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced (pantry)
  • Salt and pepper (pantry)
  • 2 C rice (pantry)
  • 4 C water (pantry)
  • 1 bag Meijer frozen vegetables, any variety

Directions:  Place the chicken, brown sugar, and garlic in a slow cooker.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and set to low for 6-8 hours.  About 40 minutes before serving place the rice and water in a large saucepan.  Cover and bring to a simmer for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.  Steam the vegetables to desired doneness. Serve the chicken and vegetables over the rice.

Meal 3: Sausage, Peppers, and Onions with Rice-A-Roni  $5.00

  • 1 pkg John Morrell smoked sausage, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 2 sweet peppers (red, yellow, orange), seeds discarded and cut into ¼ inch strips
  • 1 onion, cut into thin slices (pantry)
  • Olive oil (pantry)
  • 2 pkgs Rice-A-Roni, any flavor, plus ingredients per package

Directions: In a saute pan swirl about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat.  Add the sausage, peppers, and onions; cook until browned and tender, about 5-10 minutes. Prepare the rice as directed on the package.

Meal 4:  French Bread Pizza  $5.00

  • 1 loaf French bread, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 jar Meijer pizza sauce
  • 1 pkg Armour sliced pepperoni
  • 1 pkg Sargento shredded mozzarella

Directions:  Spread the sauce on the cut side of the bread.  Top with pepperoni and cheese. Bake in a 425° F oven on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes, until the sauce and cheese are bubbly.

Meal 5:  Pork Chops with Onions and Mashed Potatoes  $3.49

  • 1 ½ lb bone in pork chops
  • Salt and pepper (pantry)
  • 2 large onions, sliced (pantry)
  • 2 pkgs Idahoan mashed potatoes plus ingredients per package

Directions:  Place onions in a casserole dish.  Place the pork chops on top, season with salt and pepper, cover and bake in a 400°F oven for 1 hour or until no pink remains near the bone when cut.  Prepare the potatoes as directed on the package. Serve the pork and onions over the potatoes.

Meal 6:  Chicken and Waffles  $7.99

  • 1 pkg Meijer frozen crispy chicken strips
  • 1 box Meijer frozen waffles
  • 2 cans Campbell’s chicken gravy

Directions:  Prepare the chicken as directed on the package.  Toast the waffles to desired crispness. Warm the gravy to a light simmer.  Place the chicken on the waffles and drizzle with gravy.

This week, six delicious easy to prepare meals will cost only $34.24!

Need some ideas on what to do with the leftover Turkey? Try these turkey recipes below:

Collard Green & Chopped Turkey Wraps {Leftover Turkey Idea}

Spicy Thanksgiving Turkey & Dressing Sandwich

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Turkey and Sweet Corn Soup Recipe

South of the Border Turkey Hand Pies

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