Monday, May 18, 2009

Menu Plan Monday 5/17-5/23

Last week's menu plan went pretty smoothly! I made enough of a couple of meals that we will be utilizing the leftovers for a couple of meals this week! I found myself scrambling to find lunches for hubby but his boss was in town for the week so hubby enjoyed a couple of lunches out with him (boss’ treat!).

For this week’s shopping trip, I only had a $100 to work with again 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.

This week’s menus are using leftovers to create leftover makeovers and also some more family tried & true dinners.

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 (5-17)

Breakfast: eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, and biscuits

Lunch: spaghetti (leftover from last week)

Dinner: McDonalds (celebrating a job well done in AWANA this year!)

Snack: snack basket


Monday (5-18)

Breakfast: cereal, and a bag of cinnamon donuts

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: pork loin gravy served over hot mashed potatoes and corn (leftover makeover meal)

Snack: snack basket


Tuesday (5-19)

Breakfast:  waffles and sausage

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: chicken nuggets served with French fries and a fresh veggie tray

Snack: snack basket


Wednesday (5-20)

Breakfast: bagels, and cereal

Lunch: sandwiches & chips

Dinner: Taco Bar (beef & chicken), chips and spicy cheese dip

Snack: cookies & milk 

Thursday (5-21)

Breakfast: Pancakes and sausage

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner:  saucy chicken served with rice, peas, and homemade rolls

Snack: snack basket


Friday (5-22)

Breakfast: cereal and toaster strudel

Lunch: sandwich & chips

Dinner: grilled cheeseburgers served with pan fries

Snack: ice cream night          


Saturday (5-23)  

Breakfast: “Cook’s Choice”

Lunch:  chicken nuggets

Dinner:  grilled chicken served with potato pockets and corn or broccoli

Snack:  snack basket  or popcorn






Lisa said...

I am also doing an eating from the freezer/pantry challenge over on my blog. Good luck with yours, your menu sounds great.

Lisa said...

Ha, you already know about my challenge!! I didn't realize until after I posted that you left me a comment about my pantry/freezer challenge!!
Its a Monday!! Anyways, good luck with yours, I will be checking back to see how its going!

mjpuzzlemom said...

Menu looks good. You are an inspiration.. I am feeding the kids and I out of the freezer/pantry this week while dh travels.


Sherry said...

I love doing the makeovers from leftovers. We are doing a roast and whole chick this week and then next week it is makeovers. :D Have ag reat week, Sonshine!

Contemplative Mom said...

your menu looks great! I'm not very good at doing makeovers from leftovers, but you makeovers are very inspiring.