Monday, April 5, 2010

Menu for week of April 5

So, I'm definitely finding myself to be a more concientious spender when I have only cash in my pocket and that money has to last 7 (or more) days! Here's this week's budget friendly menu. I will post my cost at the grocery store at the bottom for those who are curious as to how I'm doing with my $100 budget.

My goals for this week's menu are
-Under $100
-to make our Lunches more nutritous
-find some delicious snacks that I can prepare ahead and have the girls enjoy
-cut out one night of "meat" because my husband is complaining about his expanding waistline (happens EVERY pregnancy, I get nice and pregnant while he just gets the other "p"....plump).

* I know those of you who are frequent visitors often see me use Sandra Lee's Money Saving Meals recipes....I love her for MANY reasons!
-her recipes DO save money
-She has "round two recipes" where she recreates her leftovers...and for people who don't like leftovers (ie me) this is GREAT
-if you go to her site, and select an episode (which can usually work for an entire week) there is a great shopping list feature! See! It's beautifully organized and you can just mark off what you already have!

Monday- On the road from the White House...

Lunch-   Will more than likely be fastfood (I know...way to start the week off right), maybe with hubby at work!
Dinner-   Making dinner for someone in Ryan's flight who just had a baby...they are more traditional in taste so I'm doing a whole Roasted Chicken (the whole chicken broken up for you already at the meat counter), with Roasted Potatos, Carrots, and Celery, and salad.

Lunch-Leftover chicken on top of spinich with leftover roasted veggies on side
Dinner-IF there are any leftovers, we will have chicken fajitas, if not then we will have
Cucumber and Tomato, White Bean Hummus Sandwiches with  Corn Salad

Lunch- leftover hummus with pita and veggies dipped in it, if none is left, I'm going to use black beans and the same recipe for the White Bean hummus and see if I can make our favorite hummus from Whole Foods
Dinner- Pan Fried Tilapia, Green Beans and Corn

Lunch- Sandwiches with chips
Dinner- Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches with Cucumber, Tomato and White Bean Salad

lunch- leftovers
Dinner- Quiche with Asparagus with blueberry scones

Breakfast- Scones
Lunch- Corned Pudding and Left overs
Dinner- Salmon if there is money leftover or a Red Lentil something or other which we have in our cabinet. Or maybe even Dirty Rice...all depends on how our money is looking as I reach the end aisles!

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Brandie said...

I will post my grocery hall when I actually get sometime tomorrow afternoon!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great menu plan!

did you get to do the white house easter egg thing?

I'm a vegetarian and make lots of meatless meals for us if you need any ideas or advise just send me a email!

Christy said...

Your menu plan is great!

Anonymous said...

I'd love your recipe for the hummus?