Monday, January 08, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

This is my first week actually posting my meal plan. I have been doing this for the past few weeks and it amazed me that I could actually save money on my grocery bill by planning out my meals! In fact last week my grocery bill was only $30.oo because I planned meals with mostly what I had on hand. I normally would just restock my pantry each week and then stew forever about what to make each night. Now I have the week planned and if the family doesn't feel like something, I can just switch meals. SO MUCH EASIER! So I want to say thanks to Laura over at I'm an organizing junkie http://orgjunkie.blogspot.com She is the one who hosts the Menu plan Monday. You can link over to her and check out other menus too!:)

Here's mine for this week:
Monday: Pork chops, pierogies, green beans
Tuesday: Beef stroganof, peas & carrots, rolls
Wednesday: white turkey chili, cornbread
Thursday: Ham, augratin potatoes, mixed vegies
Friday: Pizza at our aunts house
Saturday: Chicken alfredo w/ broccoli, breadsticks.

I know its pretty boring, This week is digging out of the pantry week. Usually in our house Mondays are mexican mondays and Wednesday is crockpot or slow cooker day. Also if I find any good recipies that I like online I will link to them when I plan them.

Off to surf other menus for some fresh ideas!

7 comments:

Sherry said...

You are making some of my favorite dishes!

Have a great week!

Sherry

palmtreefanatic said...

this doesnt sound boring at all! impressive! you go girl!

Rona's Home Page said...

I loved ready how menu planning has benefited your family's bottom line. I really want to cut our grocery bill down.

Doug and Stacey said...

I've been making a menu too and I love it. I end up mixing up all the days because my moods about food change a lot. Your menu looks a lot more exciting than mine. I'll have to show you how sad mine is when Doug travels, the kids love it though.

Susan said...

I agree - doesn't sound boring at all.

I like that you've designated certain days for certain food. I may have to try that. Will sure help when deciding what to fix.

Jen05 said...

I just started getting really serious about this too and it's amazing how much easier things are when you don't have to think about what you're going to make!

KC said...

Cool idea, and doesn't look boring at all to me. I have been shopping by meals for years now. Normally when i have my 7 dinner in the cart them i'm done shopping LOL unless there is a great sale i can't pass up, but I also like to plan my meals around the sale adds also. $30 this week, WOW i'm impressed and here I thought I was doing good feeding a family of 6 on $85 this week. I might have to go check out this menu plan monday.