Saturday, January 10, 2015

Menu Plan Week of 1/10/15

Saturday: Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli, Rainbow Chard with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Sunday: hunt and peck

Monday: Roasted Veggie Panini with Pesto (using jarred pesto), Sweet Potato Chips

Tuesday: BLT on Ezekiel Bread, Steamed Mixed Veggies

Wednesday: Homemade Pizza with Pepperoni, Corn

Thursday: Spaghetti with Sauteed Onions and Cannellini Beans, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Hunt and Peck

Chocolate Protein Smoothies

Freezer Bean Burritos
Cheddar Polenta with Pesto

Total spent at the grocery store this week: $103- and that included organic baby formula! This will be the last can of formula I will ever have to buy- hallelujah!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup (with extra okra, no pasta or blackeye peas, and homemade veggie stock)

Tuesday: Leftover soup

Wed: More leftover soup!

Thursday: Pork Chops, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Friday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Cauliflower

Saturday: Lunch at Olive Garden with family. Hunt and peck dinner.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Menu Plan

I am fiddling with my grocery budget again. I dropped our CSA share, as I felt we were wasting money on foods (think, lots of kohlrabi) that we couldn't even give away. I will graduate with degree #3 in a month, and my workload is much less, so I am back to being able to cook from scratch more. I have been slipping on carrying cash to the store and carefully adding my anticipated totals, so I am back to basics, and averaging about $110/week, even including organic baby formula.

The good news is that we are free from dairy allergies, as my children successfully passed their challenges. We are not drinking cow's milk still, as after 5 years dairy free, none of us can tolerate a large amount of dairy, but it has expanded our menu a bit. We still have to work around a dye and fish allergy.

Saturday: Pork and Bean Soft Tacos (the fry bread sounds great, but too many calories for me)

Sunday: leftover, hunt and peck

Monday: Pioneer Woman Refried Beans (minus the jalapenos and mega butter), Seasoned Ground Beef, over Nachos and Fixins

Tuesday: Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans with leftover Refritos

Wednesday: Hunt and Peck

Thursday: BLTs on Ezekiel Bread, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Homemade Pizza with Turkey Pepperoni

Also planning a big batch cooking session:
Homemade Applesauce
Purees of Squash, Carrots, and Lentils/Rice for baby
Slow Cooker Veggie Stock
Pintos from dried in the slow cooker
Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (adjusting with less sugar and substituting applesauce for some butter)

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Monday: leftover soup

Tuesday: Black Beans, Brown Rice, Cilantro, and toppings

Wednesday: Eggs, Toast, Fresh celery and carrots

Thursday: BLT on Ezekiel Bread, Roasted Sweet Potato, Salad

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Mushroom Risotto

Sunday: Crusty French Bread from Dorothy Lane and Bacon Jam, Spanish Rice, Salad, Carrots

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Menu Plan- Week of 9/21

Sunday: Veggie Pesto Lasagna

Monday: Veggie Lasagna Leftovers, Sauteed Rainbow Chard

Tuesday: Veggie Lasagna Leftovers, fresh carrots

Wednesday: Turkey Swedish Meatballs (we eat ours plain without the sauce), Sweet Potato Chips,

Thursday: BLTs, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Friday: Clean Out The Fridge Night

Saturday: Butternut Squash Soup

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Sunday: Ratatouille with Sweet Italian Sausages, Slow Cooker Applesauce (no sugar), Pumpkin Bread

Monday: Leftover Ratatouille, Roasted Cauliflower

Tuesday: Falafel, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers

Wednesday: Pasta with Chickpeas and Tomatoes

Thursday: Kids Request Night- Hot Dogs, Corn, Apples

Friday: Work Party at our house.
Meat Lasagna
Vegetable Lasagna
Homemade Brownies
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Saturday: Lots of leftovers

Sunday: Even more leftovers

Monday, August 25, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Boy's choice, requesting hot dogs, corn on the cob, oranges, and English muffins

Tuesday: Ratatouille, Italian Sausages

Wednesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Corn, Watermelon

Thursday: Falafel, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Salad

Friday: Boston Baked Beans, Veg TBA from CSA box

Saturday: dinner from Perkopolis deal for Django Western Taco

Sunday: clean out the fridge