Sunday, November 16, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - week of 11/17/08


The week before Thanksgiving...at least I know next week will be EASY menu planning!!! ;-) Now, I'm just hoping, hoping, hoping that someone has a reasonable sale on turkeys this week. I need to buy mine on Monday of next week, since I have no freezer space available! For now, though, here is the plan for this week:

Monday - Rotisserie style chicken, roasted (in the crock pot) Yukon Gold potatoes, glazed carrots, homemade rolls. (Total cost $4.95)

Tuesday - Meatloaf (it's already done and in the freezer - woohoo!), potato-cheese burritos (using leftover potatoes from yesterday), corn, rest of the rolls made on Monday. (Total cost $5.65)

Wednesday - Chicken-noodle soup (making stock from that chicken I cooked on Monday), sourdough bread. (Total cost $2.35)

Thursday - DH and I have a dinner/auction thing to go to that evening, so I just have to make up a quickie dinner for the kids. They will be having Velveeta Shells and Cheese, homemade applesauce, and the rest of the sourdough bread. (Total cost $1.55)

Friday - Chicken-alfredo pizza on whole wheat crust. (Total cost $3.25)

Saturday - Ham steaks cooked in Coke (yummm!!), rice, green beans, biscuits. (Total cost $3.50)

Sunday - Pizza-Rice Casserole (this is similar), corn, yogurt cornbread. (Total cost $3.90)

I actually sat down this week and calculated my cost on things such as sugar, flour, and other baking products, so I can be a little more accurate in figuring my costs on dinners. I was surprised to see how little it costs me to make my own bread, which tastes SO much better than store-bought - how cool is that????

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6 comments:

Joy said...

Do you have a recipe for the chicken alfredo pizza? That sounds delicious...and you can't beat the price!

Joy @ Five J's

womandriver said...

I have been picking up frozen butterballs at Aldis. They are 11 pound turkeys for 8.99 (which works out out to .82 cents per pound). I like to make a turkey about once a month and it provides hubby's lunch meat the following week. I thawed and baked one two weeks ago and it was SOOOO good! Just found your site and I look forward to reading more.

womandriver said...

Sorry, I wanted to ask... what was the price you came up with per loaf of home made bread? Also, do you use a bread machine?

Krisi and Adam said...

Can you share you bread recipe, and the price you came up with. New to this blog/menu reading thing but love it so far! Feel free to check mine out!

womandriver said...

Thanks for the break down. I ask about the machine as I started using one picked up at a yard sale last week (with the book and all) every single loaf I have made rises beautifully but as it bakes it falls! I guess I need to learn how to make it by hand... guess I can get more loaves like that too.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oooh, I love whole wheat pizza!

:)