Sunday, January 18, 2009
Menu Plan Monday, 1/19/09
I splurged a little this week. I'm technically over-budget, but it could have been worse! :) I have been CRAVING a good grilled steak lately, and very tempted to head to Applebee's to satisfy the urge. Today, an ad came out for Price Chopper and they advertised top sirloin for $2.44 a pound. It's supposed to be 60° on Wednesday when DH is off, so I decided he's grilling!!!! I went and got the steak today (and had a VERY bad experience with a McKeever's Price Chopper manager that makes me wonder if I will shop there again), and I spent less on all the groceries I bought than I would have spent on a single dinner out, so I feel minimally justified in the splurging. Make sense?? We were way under budget on gasoline this month, so I'm covering it from there. Oh, and to make it even more fun.....HyVee has shrimp on sale tomorrow, so we're giong to make it a steak and shrimp night. Yeah, when I splurge, I go all-out!!!!
So here is my menu plan for the week:
Monday - Chicken Cordon Bleu, steamed rice, carrots, potato bread.
Tuesday - Omelets/scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, baked apples, Grands biscuits (obtained very cheaply with a sale/coupon combo). This day might end up modified, with omelets/eggs and apple crisp french toast (a recipe I am working on developing) if bread comes home with DH tomorrow for "testing" purposes.
Wednesday - Grilled sirloin steak, shrimp fettuccini, green beans, homemade rolls.
Thursday - Steak tips in brown gravy served over steamed rice, corn, rest of the rolls.
Friday - Chicken alfredo pizza on homemade wheat crust.
Saturday - Homemade macaroni and cheese, carrots, biscuits (they'll be homemade unless we don't have the Grands on Tuesday!).
Sunday - Pastitsio, corn, cornbread.
I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to Wednesday night's dinner!!!! *big grin*
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