Monday, March 16, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 3/15-3/21

Last week's menu plan went pretty smoothly despite the fact that I didn’t post my menu on fridge!  My family was all out of sorts because I didn’t post it for them. At the beginning of the week, I found it funny that they rely on that posted menu being there!  However, come the end of the week, I wasn’t finding it very funny because they kept “bugging” me with “Mom, what’s for dinner?” “Mom, what’s for snack?” and on and on!  So I decided that not posting the menu for the family to see is a bad thing and I will try not to do again!

This week’s shopping trip was just filling the holes!  I spent less than $25 for the week!  I am so happy!   After talking with my kids and showing them that when we go out to eat as a family it is costing us at least $25 for the meal. I decided that one of my goals this year is to feed my family of seven at home on $20 or less per day!  To help show my kids that we can eat three very filling meals (along with 2 snacks) at home every day for the price of what we pay for one meal out at McDonald’s or Wendy’s.

This week’s menus are still using many things out of my freezer and pantry. This week though I am sticking in a new recipe!  Also this week’s weather is to be very nice, so I am pulling out the outdoor’s grill to do some of my cooking this week!  It has been months since I have had any grillin’ food!

Lunches listed are for the kids & me. Unless we are having leftovers, our lunches are served with apple slices or baby carrots along with fruit juice or water.  Hubby usually takes a dinner leftover along with various snacks for his work lunch.

A special thanks to Erin-$5 Dinners for hosting Menu Plan Monday while Laura-Organizing Junkie is away with her son! Need help with your menus; go check the over 400 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Erin-$5 Dinners' site or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists! 

Sunday (3-15)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage, hash browns, and cinnamon rolls

Lunch: sandwiches and chips

Dinner: beef gravy over noodles served with green beans

Snack: snack basket


Monday (3-16)

Breakfast: cereal, toaster strudel

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner:  grilled chicken and potato pockets served with corn and rolls

Snack: brownies & milk


Tuesday (3-17)

Breakfast: waffles and sausage

Lunch: chicken nuggets, and mac & cheese

Dinner:  grilled burgers and fries served with a fresh veggie tray

Snack: ice cream

Wednesday (3-18)

Breakfast: bagels, eggs and cereal

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner:  salsa chicken (new recipe—which I will post if it is any good!) over rice served with corn

Snack: snack basket

Thursday (3-19)

Breakfast: French Toast

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: skillet pork chops served with boiled potatoes and peas

Snack: snack basket


Friday (3-20)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: roasted chicken served with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and biscuits

Snack: cookies & milk                                            


Saturday (3-21)  

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch: ??? 

Dinner:  sloppy joes served with fries and a fresh veggie tray

Snack:  snack basket  or popcorn






mjpuzzlemom said...

I am always amazed at your ability to shop so frugally. Looks like a good week.

Snow White said...

salsa chicken ... sounds delicious. hope you have a great week and enjoy the nice weather :)

Sherry said...

I used to post our menu on the fridge. NOw I just keep them guessing! LOL! Dh sometimes will look on the blog though. LOL! :D

Looks like a great week! Hope the salsa chicken comes out. :D

Liz@Hoosier Homemade said...

Great menu plan! Cute blog!

Rona's Home Page said...

Tuesday is my day off and I enjoy setting some time aside to visit MPM bloggers.
Thanks for providing some inspiration for future menu plans. Happy St. Patrick's Day!Enjoy your week.

Jennifer said...

I am going to have to try posting my menu, because my oldest will not stop asking what's for dinner. Drives me batty!

Kimberly said...

Thanks for the menu and shopping ideas and the reminder of how expensive eating out is.

We feed our family of 12 for $24 a day, so know what you mean about how costly just one fast food meal can be.