Monday, February 08, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

We went grocery shopping over the weekend. It's nice to have a better stock of pantry basics after a month of very little grocery shopping.

During the Eat From The Pantry Challenge, I noticed that the food didn't seem to run out quite as fast. I believe it's because of more careful planning. I wanted to assure that nothing went to waste so I tried to use what I had wisely. I want to continue that aspect of the pantry challenge every week as I plan our meals. Not in a hoarding  or starving way, but rather in being a wise steward and stretching our grocery dollars as far as possible. I will continue to plan our meals from what I have on hand, using creativity  and therefore, minimizing some of our food costs. Of course, I will now be returning to regular shopping trips which will help to build my stockpile as I buy needed items at the lowest prices I can find.

This week's menu features lots of leftovers from weekend cooking. Freezer meals are marked with **.

Sunday Super Bowl Sunday!
To do: soak oats for tomorrow's breakfast.
Breakfast: toast/corn muffins, apple
Lunch: My contributions to our Fellowship potluck were Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast, gingered carrots
Supper: Super Bowl Party at home. Sausage dip with tortilla chips(similar to this recipe), wings(which we bought), chocolate-peanut squares

To do: make yogurt; soak bread dough.
Breakfast-green smoothies, oatmeal
Lunch- quesadillas made with leftover sausage dip, leftover wings, raw broccoli and carrot sticks
Supper-Beef and noodles using leftover beef roast and broth, leftover gingered carrots, leftover corn muffins

To do: bake bread and sandwich buns.
Breakfast: Denny's Free Grand Slam Breakfast
Lunch: leftover pizza, spinach salad
Supper: Beef sandwiches(leftover beef roast, shredded cheese, homemade buns), carrot salad

Breakfast: oatmeal, grapefruit
Lunch: leftover sausage dip and chips, carrot sticks,
Supper: Baked potatoes with chili**, cheese, sour cream; salad

To do: bake Valentine's cookies or treats
Breakfast: green smoothies, egg in a nest
Lunch: leftovers
Supper: lentil and rice casserole, homemade bread, salad

To do: make salsa rolls for tomorrow
Breakfast: cinnamon buckwheat pancakes**, grapefruit
Lunch: sandwiches, veggies, chips, cookies
Supper: Crockpot vegetable beef soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

To do: plan and prepare food for tomorrow
Breakfast: oatmeal with blueberries, peanut butter toast
Lunch: Snacks at event. Our contribution will be salsa rolls.
Supper: Breakfast for dinner- scrambled eggs, toast, smoothies

**Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday!

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