Monday, June 28, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Another great shopping week! This week my total was $108.00! That is less than half of our usual amount and almost down to my goal of $100 a week. But, since we only spent $23 last week, I say I am doing pretty good! I also managed to purchase ground beef on sale for $1.27 a pound and stocked up a little. So now I have enough chicken for 3 weeks and enough ground beef for 3 weeks. So, putting my good buys to use this week... here is this week's menu! And, don't forget to check out Org. Junkie for more menu ideas!

*Monday:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal / Applesauce / Milk
    Lunch: Ham Sandwiches / Yogurt / Juice
    Snack: Animal Crackers/ Milk
    Dinner: Burgers/ Macaroni Salad

*Tuesday:
    Breakfast: Eggs / Turkey Bacon / Toast / Milk
    Lunch: Ravioli / Green Beans / Applesauce / Milk
    Snack: Yogurt / Juice
    Dinner: Rosemary Garlic Chicken / Roasted Squash & Zucchini

*Wednesday:
    Breakfast: Grits / Peaches / Milk
    Lunch: PB&J / Banana / Milk
    Snack: Animal Crackers / Juice
    Dinner: Roast Beef / Potatoes with Rosemary / Salad

*Thursday:
     Breakfast: Cereal / Banana / Milk
     Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese / Corn / Juice
     Snack: Animal Crackers / Milk
     Dinner: Eat-Out Night

*Friday:
    Breakfast: Oatmeal / Applesauce / Milk
    Lunch: Pizza / Green Beans / Yogurt / Juice
    Snack: Banana / Milk
    Dinner: BBQ Chicken / Pasta / Corn

*Saturday:
    Dinner: Chicken Cesar Salad

*Sunday:
    Dinner: Roasted Chicken / Dressing / Salad / Watermelon


This is the plan! We are eating a lot more salads now that it is BURNING hot here in the South. Plus, I like to take advantage of the fresh veggies that are so plentiful this time of year ;o)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

This week was a good shopping week! All I spent for groceries was $22.90! I couldn't believe it! And part of that was buying lasagna noodles & cheese for The Hubbeast's Father's Day dinner. The Hubbeast couldn't believe it either! My pantry is FULL and I already had enough meats so, All I needed was milk, bread, juice & eggs!

Since I have started really working on getting our grocery spending in check, I had saved enough to buy The Hubbeast the recliner he has wanted. So, Saturday we went & he picked it out! It will be here later this week. Next I will put up the savings to purchase some new pots and pans!

Now onto this coming week's menu!

*Monday:
   Lunch: Leftover lasagna / green beans / yogurt / juice
   Snack: Animal crackers / milk
   Dinner: Oven fried chicken / mashed potatoes / salad

*Tuesday:
   Lunch: PB&J sandwiches / bananas/ milk
   Snack: yogurt / juice
   Dinner: Homemade pizza/ salad

*Wednesday:
   Lunch: Spaghetti / corn / applesauce / milk
   Snack: string cheese / juice
   Dinner: Lemon pepper chicken / rice / green beans

*Thursday:
   Lunch: Ham & cheese sandwich / bananas / milk
   Snack: Animal crackers / milk
   Dinner: Beef fajitas / salad

*Friday:
    Lunch: Chicken stir-fry / rice / applesauce / milk
   Snack: yogurt / juice
   Dinner: Eat-out night

*Saturday:
   Dinner: Whole roasted chicken / stuffing / green beans / biscuits

*Sunday:
   Dinner: Left-overs or sandwiches

For tons more menu ideas, hop over to The Organizing Junkie!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Menu Plan Monday


This week went by so fast! With Summer's 16th birthday and Kirstey's graduation, it seemed like I barely had time to breathe! I did manage to get my shopping done yesterday and did pretty darned good this time! I only spent $122.03! That is half of what we use to spend! It's nice having a fully stocked pantry!

We also bought a new refrigerator this week. We put the only one in the garage so I can keep extra milk and juice for the babies instead of having to pick more up every 2 days! Also, I can still use the freezer for extra good buys! Plus, the Hubbeast gets to keep drinks cold as he works on his project cars!

Here is what I came up with for this coming week's menu. This is just from my pantry and some meats I bought this week for a song!

*Monday:
Salad with strips of beef

*Tuesday:
Chicken in the crock pot
Rice
Salad

*Wednesday:
Beef Fajitas

*Thursday:
Barbecued Chicken
Baked Potatoes
Green Beans
Maybe an Apple Cobbler

*Friday:
London Broil
Three Cheese Pasta
Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic

*Saturday:
Left Over Buffet

*Sunday:
Whole Roasted Chicken
Mashed Potatoes
Corn on the Cob

The daycare kiddies Lunch menu is as follows:

*Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich, Milk & Applesauce
*Macaroni & Cheese, Carrot Sticks, Peaches & Milk
*Chicken, Pasta, Green Beans, Banana & Milk
*Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Cucumbers, Applesauce & Milk
*Graham Crackers with Peanut Butter, Yogurt & Juice

Hop over to the Organizing Junkie for hundreds more ideas!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Since it is going to be a very hectic week this wee, I thought that I would keep the menu simple. Tuesday we have Kirstey's graduation rehearsal and both of my older boys will be coming in to stay the night. On Wednesday we have Kirstey's Graduation ceremony at 8 am (we have to be there at 6:30am). Then on Saturday with have a graduation party to attend! And Sunday will be my baby Summer's 16th birthday party.



So, this is what I have come up with !

*Monday:
   Slow cooker Chicken, potatoes and green beans

*Tuesday:
 Spaghetti or Lasagna to feed a crowd along with a salad.

*Wednesday:
   Going to Olive Garden to celebrate Kirstey's graduation

*Thursday:
   BBQ Chicken, rice & corn

*Friday:
 Eat-out night

*Saturday:
   Pig Picking Party

*Sunday:
 Roasted Chicken, stuffing, green beans

This is the plan, we will see how it goes. Since it IS Summer's 16th birthday Monday, she will get to choose dinner that night.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Needing Ideas!

I am needing some ideas of what to feed the daycare kiddies for breakfasts, lunches and snacks during the day.Feeding them mac & cheese and/or hot dogs for lunch isn't getting it.. So, I am asking my internet friends... What DO you feed 1 years olds that have stopped eating baby food? (I have 5 of them daily).HELP!

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