Sunday, December 12, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for December 12-18, 2010

I have got to get back to weekly planning - been spending too much lately with Christmas around the corner. Here's what I intend to feed the family this week:

Sunday evening: Grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, baked potatoes
Monday: Spaghetti, green beans, salad
Tuesday: Potato soup, sandwiches (or leftover hot dogs)
Wednesday: Chicken and dumplings
Thursday: Tacos or nachos
Friday: Beef tips with peppers and onions, rice
Saturday: Cubed pork chops, macaroni and cheese, macaroni and tomatoes (since my husband doesn't like mac/cheese), sliced fruit, Indian bread

Frozen waffles, stuffed french toast, ham biscuits, scrambled eggs/toast

Sandwiches, leftovers, soup, cup of noodles (something warm)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for October 24-30

It seems that I am posting when I have gone to the grocery store and spent too much money. I guess $80 is the spark, because I spent that again yesterday and now I feel as though I need a plan so we get the most use of the food that we bought. Two $40 visits don't seem to bother me, but that one $80 sets me to planning.

So here is what I intend to fix:

Cubed pork chops, speckled butter beans, steamed cabbage, macaroni and cheese, fried okra, rolls

Grilled hamburgers, pork burgers and hot dogs, salad, corn on cob

Chicken and rice, leftover butter beans, pickles and crackers

Meat loaf, baked sweet potatoes and onions, pumpkin muffins

Catalina cranberry chicken (p 15 in Holiday 09 Food and Family), stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans

eat at Halloween party

Sandwiches for lunch
Roast, potatoes, and carrots in crockpot (before trick-or-treating)
For more meal ideas, check out Organized Junkie this week.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for Sept. 12 - 18

$80 at the grocery store and I still don't know what we're going to eat next week? Didn't make a plan! Didn't make a list! I so know better than that. But the money is already spent, so now I need to backtrack and make a weekly plan. We sure don't need to be back in the store again tomorrow, because we have "nothing to eat."

I have been cleaning up in my kitchen this week and going through some Taste of Home, Quick Cooking and Kraft Food and Family magazines. I've gotten several good ideas floating around in my head, so I'm going to take the opportunity now to put it down. This will help me remember. Plus, I love putting this information on my blog, because I can access it anywhere I have internet access and be reminded what we'll be eating.

Sunday lunch:
Grilled hamburgers with french fries (maybe) or chips

Sunday dinner:
Fried cubed pork chops, butter beans, fresh cream corn, steamed cabbage (needs to be used), hoe cakes

Monday dinner:
Lasagna, green beans

Tuesday dinner:
Catalina cranberry chicken (p 15 in Holiday 09 Food and Family), stuffing (from the box, of course), cranberry sauce (my little one thinks this is a side dish rather than a condiment), macaroni and tomatoes (because my husband won't eat stuffing), biscuits (found packs of 12 frozen biscuits for 59 cents)

Wednesday dinner:
Meatball subs, Italian marinated vegetable salad (p 31 in Holiday 08 Food and Family or layered salad (p 40 in Summer 08 Food and Family)

Thursday dinner:
Garden frittata, sausage, cantelope

Friday dinner:
Beef taco skillet (Campbell's recipe), frozen grapes (see below)

Saturday lunch:
Meatloaf, leftover sides, mashed potatoes or noodles

Saturday dinner:
Shrimp pasta salad, peach crisp (in crockpot) - I love this site. She has such awesome food ideas.

If you haven't had frozen grapes, you are in for a treat. Buy grapes when they are on sale, wash them, drain, place in zipper style bag and pop in the freezer. When ready to eat, just pop one in your mouth and enjoy a cool, summer treat. Everyone that we have introduced these to love them. We do prefer the green grapes to the red ones (of course, we also choose the seedless ones).

Check out other menu plans at Organized Junkie.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for May 2-8

Last week was so hectic and several items didn't get fixed that were on our weekly plan. We've got to incorporate some of those into this week's plan, because it is what we already have. So here goes:

Sunday lunch - Fried chicken and pork chops, mashed potates (homemade), speckled butter beans, and rolls.

Sunday pm - Sandwiches, chips

Monday pm - Chicken, fried okra, steamed cabbage

Tuesday pm - Meat loaf, leftover mashed potatoes, leftover beans

Wednesday pm - Crockpot fajitas, tortilla shells, refried beans, Spanish rice

Thursday pm - Fish/deviled crab, slaw, noodles

Friday pm - Pork roast, sweet potatoes, rice, tomato gravy

Saturday lunch - Spaghetti (sauce from freezer), garlic toast, green beans

Saturday pm - Grilled leg quarters, baked potatoes, cucumber salad

Breakfasts will consist of eggs and toast or French toast or frozen waffles.
Lunches will be made up of leftovers or sandwiches or ramen noodles.

Check out other weekly menu plans at Meal Plan Monday.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for April 17-23

Last week went really well. We ate by our plan almost every day which is amazing for us. We usually stray a bit, but it was so busy last week that we had to stick to it. I didn't have time to think about eating anything different.

This week we had to buy a couple of meats and I did bite the bullet and buy onions. We had a coupon for $2 off of $5 of produce. So here's what we have planned:

Saturday: BBQ pepper jack chicken, pasta salad

Sunday lunch: Chicken/rice, raw carrots, pickles (homemade), crackers

Sunday pm: Leftover hamburgers/hot dogs, leftover chicken and rice, raw carrots

Monday: eat out - Mexican

Tuesday: Pork chops, macaroni and tomatoes, macaroni and chees, butter beans

Wednesday: Crockpot fajitas (recipe found in last weeks MPM)

Thursday: Grilled cheese and nearly homemade tomato soup

Friday: Crockpot chicken and onions, mashed potatoes, collard greens

Saturday: Lasagna, green beans, garlic toast

For meal plans, visit Organized Junkie this week.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weekly Menu Plan for April 11-17

My husband and I went through our freezer and cabinets and came up with this meal plan which meant that we wouldn't have to spend too much at the grocery store. By the way, does anyone know what is going on with the price of onions? A 3# bag of onions is $5 here. It was $1.50 just two weeks ago. Needless to say, we are doing without onions.

Sunday (lunch):
Cubed pork chops
Mashed potatoes
Collard greens
Pea and okra

Sunday (evening):
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Okra and tomatoes

Chili with hot dogs and baked potatoes

Baked beans
California vegetables

Pork stir fry with peppers
Fried rice with mixed vegetables
--cook peas or beans for Thursday

Roast chicken
Peas or beans
Pasta salad

Hamburger ghoulash

Saturday (lunch):
Soup (with leftovers)

Saturday (evening):

For more ideas, visit Organized Junkie for Meal Plan Monday.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Changes in Meals to Save Money?

This week our weekly meal plan is going to include one meatless meal and one breakfast meal. I saw this idea in an Everyday Cheapskate newsletter that I received this week. I know that I'll be able to get away with the breakfast meal, but the meatless meal is going to be much harder as my husband will surely notice that there is no meat.

I'm looking for something that I might be able to "sneak" past him. Any ideas?

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yes, It Has Been Awhile

Once we started school and got busy with that (I teach), I just haven't made time for the blog. We've most definitely been trying to work on ways to save on our grocery budget. Everything else has gone up so much that it has become a necessity. So know even if I'm not posting about it much, I'm still working on ways to save.

I haven't been doing much couponing. We have enough toothpaste to last for the next 5 years (and I don't think I'm joking). I'm glad that I got all of the things that I did over the summer when time and money were available for it. I'm not having to purchase those things now which has meant more money for gas, electricity and of course, groceries.

Good luck with your grocery savings, and I hope to be posting more soon.