While I always stick to my grocery list and rarely ever stray from it (eliminates impulse buying), I will buy meat if it is on sale even if it's not on my list. Meat is the most expensive item each week, and if I can save money and buy a lot when it's cheap, later in the month I won't have to buy any meat. This week's meal plan I was trying to save us MONEY. Our budget for groceries was really tight, so I used all meats that we already had in our freezer. This eliminated a lot of expense because I just had to buy produce and dry goods.
Day 3: Linguine Alfredo with Smoked Salmon
I had a craving for pasta and have a large package of smoked salmon in the freezer. I will use half of that and throw it into a homemade Alfredo Sauce (which I'm attempting for the first time ;)
Day 5: Spicy Sausage Linguine with Ceasar Salad
This pasta dish uses two kinds of sausage and has a fantastic spicy kick.