Monday May 21, 2007

If you remember this post, you’ll know that I’m working on planning my menus as a way to reduce our grocery bill.  As I mentioned then, I’m working on stocking my pantry and freezer with sale items and then planning my menus based on what I have on hand.

You’ll notice that three of the lunches are left for “Dani’s choice”.  I am working on planning lunches in advance too, even though Dani makes our lunch everyday.   However, since she will only be home for a few more days before her big trip, I’m just going to let her make whatever suits her fancy for those last three days!

If you are new to meal planning, or if your menus could use some fresh ideas, be sure to check out Menu Plan Monday over at I’m an Organizing Junkie!

MONDAY:
Breakfast:  Waffles
Lunch:  Dani’s Choice
Dinner:  Marinated grilled Chuck Steaks, fried potatoes, steamed broccoli with butter & lemon pepper

TUESDAY:
Breakfast:  Cereal
Lunch:  Dani’s Choice
Dinner:  Spaghetti, green salad, garlic bread

WEDNESDAY:
Breakfast:  Toast and eggs
Lunch:  Dani’s Choice
Dinner:  BBQ Chicken Pizza, green salad

THURSDAY:
Breakfast:  Scottish Oatmeal
Lunch:  Cheese Quesadillas, green salad
Dinner:  Hamburger steaks with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans

FRIDAY:
Breakfast:  Pancakes
Lunches:  PBJ Sandwiches, chips
Dinner:  Teriyaki chicken thighs, rice, ambrosia fruit salad

SATURDAY:
Breakfast:  Cereal
Lunch:  Egg Salad sandwiches, chips
Dinner:  Enchilada Casserole (with rice), Green Salad

SUNDAY:
Breakfast:  Streusel Coffee Cake
Lunch:  Fellowship Lunch at church – I’m taking Oven baked chicken, sliced peaches and oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies
Dinner:  Wild Dinner (Which means we basically have snacks for dinner – popcorn, left overs, whatever)

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your households!
Proverbs 31:27

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12 comments to Monday May 21, 2007

  • I love planning my meals around sale items ~ I just need to be more diligent about it!  How nice it is to know what is on the menu for the entire week:) Boy, I wish I was a guest at your table for your “wild” dinner on Sunday:lol: I love it!!!

  • Great menu and I like the idea of your Wild Dinner, that’s something my kids would LOVE 🙂

    Have a great day,
    ♥Sandra♥

  • Thanks for the ideas.  I alwasy need more ideas:)

  • mmm. I’m coming over to eat 🙂

  • This was a timely post! I have planned my menu’s for dinner for the rest of this month. Mostly to conserve our $, but also to get my hiney organized. I keep saying “I’m gonna,” I need to or whatever. Its time to DO something! Thanks for sharing your menu’s, the food sounds yummy.

    Blessings
    Melody

  • GASP!!!!!!!!!! 😮 You’ve strayed from strictly popcorn on Sunday nights??? :rolleyes: What is the world coming to? 😥

    At least Dad’s still doing waffles on Mondays!

  • I was just going to ask if you make fresh waffles or if you’ve made them ahead and frozen them when I saw in the above comment that Steve makes them.  Nice!

  • Yep, my husband does the Monday morning waffles.   Except for this morning when he was out the door early to attend day one of A.O. (Advanced Officer) School.  Bummer.  Even the dog is pouting about missing her Monday morning waffles.  He makes them from Bisquick, which sorta counts as homemade, right?  I would have made them, but Will had an early appt. with the orthopedist.  Double bummer.

  • Your menu sounds delicious, Cheryl! I need to make a menu and grocery list today so may have to borrow a few of your ideas. 🙂

    I like the name “Wild Dinner.” Is caramel popcorn ok? 🙂

    Kelli

  • I love you, Kelli, you so GET us!!  Absolutely, caramel corn is PERFECT for wild dinner!! 

  • Thank you for taking the time to share your menu! It look wonderful! Have a very blessed week!:sunny:

    Tiany

    http://homeschoolblogger.com/tiany

  • Your menu looks wonderful! I LOVE the idea of a “wild” dinner – I may have to borrow that idea. My kids would love it!