Sunday, April 24, 2011

Week of April 25th

Monday:  Garlic Ginger Chicken over Rice

Tuesday:  Taco Salad

Wednesday:  BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Corn on the Cob

Thursday:  Parmesan Chicken and Pasta

Friday:  Beef Enchiladas

Saturday:  Green Chile Chicken and Squash Casserole

Sunday:  Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Week of April 18th

Monday:  Hamburger Patties and Gravy with Mashed Potatoes

Tuesday:  Eggrolls and Lo Mien

Wednesday:  Green Chile Burros

Thursday:  Oriental Chicken Salad

Friday:  Flat Enchiladas

Saturday:  Garlic Chicken Pizza

Sunday:  Baked Chicken, Roasted Red Potatoes and Green Beans

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Week of April 11th

I feel so back on the wagon.  3 weeks in a row!  Last week went well, I was able to stay in my budget and everything.  Let's try it all again.  The budget for this week is a little more gotta buy camping food.

Monday:  BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Veggies, Sweet potato fries

Tuesday:  Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice (Thanks for the idea, K)

Wednesday:  Chicken Quesadillas

Thursday:  Foil dinners (Deer Steak, Carrots, Potatoes, Onions)

Friday:  Hamburgers and Hot Dogs (Camping food)

Saturday:  Stew, Dutch Oven Biscuits

Sunday:  Clean out the Fridge Night (while mom sorts camping laundry:)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Week of April 4th

I have realized in the last month that food prices are rising and my time for preparing food is diminishing.  I am working more just to pay for the groceries we usually buy.  I have decided to try some tricks to save some more.
Saturday is usually laundry day, but now we are making it pantry and laundry day.  I will go through the pantry every Saturday to reorganize it and see what needs to be used.  We will be having at least 2 food storage meals a week.  Next is I will be getting out the crock pot cook books.  I get home after 5 pm at least 2 days a week and that makes it so easy to not want to cook.  Wish me luck!

Monday:  Breaded Chicken Sandwiches (I'm attempting to make some ciabatta rolls, I'll let you know)

Tuesday:  Bean Burritos  (Beans from food storage)

Wednesday:  Chicken Lo Mein, Gyozas (In the freezer)

Thursday:  BBQ Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Frozen Corn

Friday:  Sloppy Joes

Saturday:  Steak, Potatoes and Salad

Sunday:  Chicken Pot Pie

After I made the menu, I made my grocery list and I have a short list for milk, veggies and fruit.  (Budget $30).
I have been trying to keep my monthly bill around $150 so I can spend $50 on eating out or Schwan's frozen meals and put some money away for my trip to Costco every 2-3 months (roughly $200-$300).  That's about $300 a month on groceries.  Oh MY!  I know we could cut back, but everyone takes their lunch and fresh fruits and veggies are a HUGE must at our house!