Sunday, November 9, 2008

Menu Plan Monday, week of 11/10

Another week gone by, and we're only a month and a half from Christmas - Thanksgiving is even closer! Yikes!! In anticipation of shopping for the upcoming food holiday, and a tighter-than-usual budget this month, I've planned this week around food I already have (or can make) so I do not have to go to the grocery store!

Monday - Sloppy Joes on homemade buns, rice, corn (cost approx. $3.40) I'm going to try and sneak in the ground turkey in this one, as I'm thinking with all those seasonings, hopefully nobody will notice! Wish me luck....

Tuesday - DH's birthday: Lasagna (his favorite), salad, buttery breadsticks, and probably a chocolate cake for dessert - yum! (cost w/ cake approx. $6.25)

Wednesday - Pumpkin french toast, "fried" apples (due to DH bringing home the key ingredients from his restaurant when they discontinued this menu item, cost approx. $1.50)

Thursday - Smoked sausage, Yukon Gold potatoes, glazed carrots, cornbread (cost approx. $4.00)

Friday - Ham and pepperoni pizza w/ sourdough crust (cost approx. $3.25)

Saturday - Mushroom-broccoli penne w/ chicken, green beans, garlic bread (cost approx. $4.25)

Sunday - Potato corn & chicken chowder (this recipe is kinda similar), homemade rolls (cost approx. $4.75)

Not a very thrilling week, but everything is kid approved, which always helps! My youngest won't be happy about Monday night, but she will have her bun with cheese or turkey lunchmeat on it and will be fine! And I certainly can't complain about my costs per meal. Some of them surprise even me!

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Christina said...

Ooooo...sloppy joes...I'd forgotten about them. I'll have to add them to my menu two weeks from you. Thanks for the idea. ; )

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Not thrilling? Sure it is that pumpkin french toast sounds really yummy! Have a great week.

Lorina said...

Sloppy Joes... man it's been awhile.. nice idea!

Mrs. Tara said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all your help. I appreciate you very much. Have a great day! All sounded yummy to me- if you think that is not thrilling, I can't wait to see what a thrilling week is, tee hee!

Tammy K. said...

Let me know how your crew likes the ground turkey. We can't tell the difference. I will have to try the pumpkin french toast! YUMMY!

Tina said...

My son was unsure about the ground turkey in the sloppy joes when I first made them, but he loved them!

Hope it works out well for you too!

Minda said...

Looks great. And I may have to try the Honey Lime Chicken from last week.

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