Monday, May 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 5/10-5/16

Last week's menu plan went pretty smoothly!  I did have to rearrange a few days due to schedules and “stacking” the same meat day after day.  I am not sure what it is about my family but they just do not like having chicken meals three days in a row! LOL!

For this week’s shopping trip, I only had a $100 to work with and I was determined with calculator in hand that I was not going over that amount. I did it and still have some change leftover.   Sara over at Learning the Frugal Life is having an Eat from the Pantry Challenge during May and you can read a glimpse of the positives and negatives of the week here.

The new recipe in last week’s menu did NOT go over well with the family!  I ended up having to throw a majority of it away! So for this week, I am taking a breather from trying new things and sticking with the tried & true meals.

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 Laura-Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday! Need help with your menus; go check the over 400 other delicious meal plans that have been linked at Laura-Organizing Junkie’s site or look down in my right sidebar for my menu suggestion lists! 

Sunday (5-10) Happy Mother’s Day!

Breakfast: eggs, sausage or steak, hash browns, and jiffy muffins

Lunch: Wendy’s for Mother’s Day

Dinner: “Mom’s Buffet” aka leftovers

Snack: snack basket


Monday (5-11)

Breakfast: cereal, and toaster strudel

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner: chicken rice casserole served with homemade honey oatmeal rolls

Snack: snack basket


Tuesday (5-12)

Breakfast:  waffles and sausage

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: roasted pork loin served with mashed potatoes & gravy, and corn on cob

Snack: snack basket


Wednesday (5-13)
Breakfast: bagels, and cereal

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: spaghetti served with garlic toast and leafy green salad

Snack: cookies & milk 

Thursday (5-14)

Breakfast: French Toast and sausage

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner:  bacon cheeseburgers served with pan fries and fresh veggie tray

Snack: snack basket


Friday (5-15)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: grilled chicken & fish served with fries and corn

Snack: ice cream night                                          


Saturday (5-16)  

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch:  chicken nuggets

Dinner:  probably leftover makeover of the pork loin and ??

Snack:  snack basket  or popcorn






Algebra Teacher said...

I know what you mean about new dishes. My husband is really picky and I hate throwing good food out. I've about decided to just stick with the tried and true because it is really the best way for me to save money. I think that might be my next blog post idea! Thanks!!

Algebra Teacher said...

Thanks, too, for the snack basket idea and link. I have read about these on several blogs but had not seen any pictures (or explanations as good as yours). I am going home after work to find a basket to use.

Elder Family said...

My husband doesn't like when I "stack" meat either. When I was making my meal plan this week, I knew I was having chicken Tuesday and Thursday and all I could think of were chicken dishes for Wednesday. Finally I found a ground beef recipe in my binder that interested me.

ToyLady said...

For me, the worst part of flops isn't just throwing away my efforts, it's when my family gets "gun-shy" and doesn't want to try anything new for a while. . .

And I love the snack basket idea!