31 Days of Meal Planning: Week 2 Meal Plan + Grocery List

This menu is actually the one we ate this week!  Enjoy.

Week 2 Meal Plan

Sunday – Make Your Own Pizzas
Monday – Chicken and Dumplings
Tuesday – Spaghetti, garlic bread
Wednesday – Pot Roast, Potatoes, Carrots
Thursday – Breakfast for Dinner
Friday – Cheese Enchiladas, Fideo, Green Beans
Saturday – Grilled Sausage, Corn on the Cob, Grilled Okra
Extras – Apple Crunch, Trail Mix


2 envelopes fast active yeast
6 cups flour
1 lb. ground beef (Go ahead and ground 2 lbs. and save the second lb. for spaghetti on Tuesday).
1 package pepperoni
mozzarella cheese (should have left over from lasagna last week)
1 onion, chopped
** any other pizza toppings **

Use a double batch of THIS pizza dough recipe.


1 box chicken stock
2 cans white breast chicken (or any other shredded chicken – if you had leftover from grilled chicken last week, that’s perfect)
2 cans refrigerated biscuits (I like the pillsbury butter ones)
all-purpose seasoning or just some pepper.

Chicken and Dumpling recipe HERE.


1 package frozen garlic bread, cooked to package instructions
1 package spaghetti noodles
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce

Cook spaghetti noodles, toss in olive oil.
Ground beef, add spaghetti sauce and a little water


2.5 lb. rump roast
3-4 shallots
1 bag red potatoes
1 bag baby carrots
1 bunch celery stalks
1 head garlic
1 can beef stock (about 1 cup)
1 pk onion soup mix
1 pk ranch dressing mix
1 can diced tomatoes, drained.

Prep THIS recipe ahead the night before and just throw in the crock part in the morning.


1 carton eggs
1 box pancake mix
1 package bacon

Fry the bacon and then cook some scrambled eggs in the bacon grease.
Make pancakes or waffles out of the pancake mix.


1 can green beans
1 package corn tortillas
1 package grated colby jack
1 can enchilada sauce
vegetable oil
1 package vermicelli (fideo)
1 can/box of chicken stock
Rotel (or salsa)

Cheese enchilada recipe HERE
Fideo recipe HERE. You make it exactly the same as Mexican rice, only it ends up spaghetti-ish. (The recipe is for ABCs, but just use the regular fideo).


1-2 packages sausage (for grilling, enough for family)
5 pieces corn on the cob
salt, pepper, grill seasoning
1 container fresh okra
olive oil
lemon/lime juice

Grill sausage.
Boil or grill corn on the cob.
Grilled okra recipe HERE. (Trust me – this is SO GOOD).


Apple Crunch – Recipe HERE
1 large can apple pie filing
1 box white cake mix
1 stick butter
1 gallon vanilla ice cream – optional

Trail Mix – Recipe HERE
6 cups corn chex
6 cups rice chex
4 cups wheat chex
2 cup stick pretzels
2 small bags rye chips
12 TBS Butter
4 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
3 Tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 tsp garlic powder

Grocery List

1 onion
3-4 shallots
1 bag red potatoes
1 bag baby carrots (or 1 bunch of regular carrots if you prefer)
5 pieces corn on the cob
1 container fresh okra
2 heads garlic
1 package corn tortillas
2 envelopes fast active yeast (buy a 3 pack and use the last pack next week)
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1 box pancake mix
1 box corn chex
1 box wheat chex
1 box rice chex
1 can apple pie filling
1 box white cake mix
2 boxes chicken stock
1 can beef stock
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can Rotel (I get mild)
1 can enchilada sauce
1 can green beans
2 cans white meat chicken
(ONLY if you didn’t have grilled chicken leftovers from Saturday)
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 package spaghetti noodles (my favorite is Angel Hair)
1 package vermicelli (fideo) – in the latin foods section
1 package pepperoni
1 package bacon
2 lb. ground beef
2.5 lb. rump roast
1-2 packages sausage (for grilling – enough for your family)
2 cans refrigerated biscuits (I like Pillsbury butter-tastin’ brand)
1 carton eggs
1 package grated cheese – Colby Jack or Mexican blend
1 package frozen garlic bread
1 gallon vanilla ice cream
1 bag stick pretzels
2 small bags rye chips

Staples you will need if you don’t have on hand:
shredded Mozzarella cheese – you should have some left over from last week.
any pizza toppings you like but I didn’t add
sugar (need 1 T)
flour (need 6 cups)
all-purpose grill seasoning
vegetable oil
Worchestershire sauce
seasoned salt
onion powder
garlic powder
butter (need at least 3 sticks)
salt & pepper
olive oil
lemon/lime juice
skewers for grilling

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One Response to 31 Days of Meal Planning: Week 2 Meal Plan + Grocery List

  1. Linda October 9, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    I clicked through to your pizza post. I make homemade pizza too. My dough is a little less complex, but always gets rave reviews from hubby. I was interested in the pesto chicken pizza. Mine usually has pepperoni, sausage, onions and peppers. I will be doing a pizza post later in the challenge. Pizza is the one dish that is prepared regularly every other week.

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