Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Another monthly menu plan and shopping results!

This month was tight for us. I knew I'd have about $225 to buy the groceries we needed for our family of 7. Not easy, but not impossible either. I worked on the menu and shopping list for a week, looking for new inexpensive recipes, reworking the menu plan, finding shortcuts....and then I went shopping last Saturday. Did I do it?

YES! I spent a grand total of $218.25!! That includes fresh fruits and veggies, milk, even a few extras.

Here's what's on the menu this month:

Breakfasts: cornflakes, pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, homemade yogurt and fruit, waffles, smoothies

Lunches: Sandwiches (tuna, egg or chicken salad, PB & J), soups, pizza bagels (homemade bagels), leftovers, mac & cheese, pigs in a blanket, chicken gravy & biscuits

9/18 Quick meal of hot dogs & mac & cheese & steamed veggies (long day)
9/19 Home made pizza
9/20 Chicken alfredo lasagna, veggies
9/21 taco salad
9/22 potato & ham chowder, apple spice muffins
9/23 spaghetti & meatballs, steamed peas
9/24 shepherd's pie, pears
9/25 sloppy joes, onion rings, pickled beet or veggie salad
9/26 crockpot chicken cacciatore, homemade spaghetti, tossed salad with homemade croutons and homemade Italian dressing
9/27 Redneck casserole (baked beans & weenies, tator tots & cheese) & veggies
9/28 Hawaiian chicken, rice, green beans
9/29 Beef & barley soup (crockpot), muffins
9/30 Roast chicken, lentil vegetable salad
10/1 Tuna melts, dill spears, potato chips, jello salad
10/2 Hamburger goulash, salad
10/3 crock pot chicken & rice, dinner rolls, steamed peas
10/4 Salisbury patties & gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans
10/5 chicken alfredo, homemade fettuccine, steamed broccoli
10/6 chili dog casserole, fruit
10/7 sesame chicken, rice, oriental stir fry veggies
10/8 Wet burritos
10/9 oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, steamed peas
10/10 Crockpot scalloped potatoes & ham, green beans
10/11 chicken stew with homemade egg noodles or dumplings, muffins
10/12 Tator tot casserole with veggies
10/13 Bruschetta chicken bake, homemade Italian bread, green beans
10/14 Hamburger stew, muffins or biscuits
10/15 homemade chicken strips, pasta salad, veggies

A few new recipes, I'll add them soon!

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