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October Menu Plan

Saturday, October 1st, 2011 by by

It’s that time of the month again! A new month means a new menu! The theme for this month is hearty soups, stews and roasts to keep us warm while we wait to turn on the heat. Oh, and all are budget friendly of course, with the average dinner providing leftovers for lunch! For breakfast, baked oatmeal, pumpkin and apple muffins will appear and for dessert, we’ll have fresh pumpkin pie and other seasonal treats.

Click here to view our October Dinner Menu.
This is the 3rd month we have begun using monthly menu plans, and I am amazed at how well it is working for us! I would definitely not be able to keep our grocery budget as low as it is without a menu plan. Planning out meals for the entire month allows me to take advantage of sales I otherwise would have overlooked. Although we are still working out the kinks with our lowered grocery budget, I know that the number one way to succeed with it is by using monthly menu plans. I have tried weekly and biweekly menu-planning, but nothing has worked as well as monthly plans have.

This month I will also be working on continuing to freeze meals and foods in preparation for the new baby. I also would like to try my hand at canning some grape jelly since grapes are so cheap right now.

What foods are you looking forward to cooking/baking in October? Share in the comments below!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday, July 11th, 2011 by by

Hope everyone had an awesome 4th of July! What did you do?? We spent the day with the girls… My eldest actually had karate class, which she did wonderful in, and then we went to have pizza and saw the fireworks at the city park. It was a great clear night. Happy Birthday America!

Menu for the week… short & simple!

Monday: Pizza take-out

Tuesday: Tacos with Rice n Beans

Wednesday: Fish & Chips (home-made)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Daddy’s Fav Meal (beef n veggies)

Total of this weeks menu was about $5… just bought lettuce, tomato, 2 cans of green beans, and a can of corn!

Menu Plan Monday

Monday, June 13th, 2011 by by

Yeah….. I’m a day late! Boy have things been like super busy around here! I’ll just skip all the mumbo jumbo and get to the Menu Planning… I kinda did make a menu yesterday while I was making lunch, but it really didn’t fall together right because I’m out of hamburger meat!

Monday: Twist of Lime Not Quite Tacos, Tacos (I used the “Hint of Lime” Totistos Tortilla chips instead of taco shells, but oh so yummy! I also used some salsa to add to the rice & made refried beans!

Tuesday: Creamy Chicken n Capers with Red Potato Mashed Potatoes & Green beans!

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Menu Plan Monday

Monday, May 30th, 2011 by by

Thanks to CVS I was able to put $10 of gas today! But don’t have any other plans for the week… Yvette is already excited to help me cook dinner. Ohhh and tomorrow is her awards ceremony and she’s going to be singing a song with her class. She sang a little bit of it to me, but wants me to be surprised tomorrow!

Monday: Pizza
Tuesday: Spaghetti n Meat balls
Wednesday: Chicken n Broccoli Casserole
Thursday: Left overs
Friday:Beef n veggies Stew

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Menu Plan Monday – Homely

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 by by

OMG! How much is gas where you live? Here it hovers over $3.79 – $3.89! We haven’t hit the $4.00 marks yet, but this week, and the past few weeks, I am driving as little as possible. I haven’t even gone to the post office. I’ve already decided I’m only going to take Vetty to Karate class twice this week, and I’m hoping to go to WAG (Walgreens), the post office, and the flea market! So I hope to stick to the menu plan this week!

Monday:Savory Spinach n Capers Chicken with rigatoni with garlic bread
Tuesday: Spaghetti n Meatballs


Menu Plan Monday – Back on Track (maybe)

Monday, February 7th, 2011 by by

These last few weeks have been sooo hectic. Marriage, kids, blogging, sickness, wedding!! AHhhh!!
Now, today I woke up sick! OF what? I don’t know… I just feel, weak, tired, hungry and my tummy keeps rumbling. I go to the bathroom every few minutes… ugh! Be sure to stop by to see other great meals, recepies and ideas!

Hopefully I stay on track this week. Here’s our menu “plan.” Lol

Monday: Homemade pizza (which is a total maybe!)

Tuesday:Chicken n Rice Casserole w/broccoli (organic)

Wednesday: Leftovers

Thursday: Enchiladas w/rice n beans

Friday: Grilled Chicken Pita with corn and bean salad