Sunday, February 7, 2010
Last month, I ended up completing the pantry challenge. I did go over budget from my original goal, but still only spent half of my normal grocery budget. And since I very much enjoyed having a monthly menu plan last month, I decided it's something I think I will keep up with so long as it doesn't become overwhelming. I planned 3 weeks worth of menus for this month because in January, I planned the whole month out and ended up not making about 5 meals due to leftovers, etc. This is already giving me some wiggle room for those occasions, since I already have one carry over meal from last week!
Here's what I have planned for this week.
Breakfasts: oatmeal/muesli, pancakes, cold cereal, eggs/toast
Lunches: Mostly leftovers, otherwise, pb&j, fruit/veggie tray, random assortments of odds-n-ends
Monday - Crockpot chicken, steamed veggies, buttery rolls
~ make chicken stock
Tuesday - Spaghetti, fresh fruit, leftover buttery rolls
Wednesday - Pan fried fish, steamed veggies, leftover buttery rolls, fruit
Thursday - Taco rice casserole (recipe later)
Friday - Deployed families dinner on base
Saturday - Dinner out
Sunday - Heart shaped pancakes with strawberry topping in celebration of Valentine's Day
This post is linked to: Menu Plan Monday