Menu Plan 1/4-1/10

by GettingFreedom on January 5, 2009

I am still astounded that it is January. A new year. I’m still trying to figure out where last year even went!

Anyway, not only is it a new month, but a new week. Time for the menu plan!


  • French Toast. HM Vanilla Syrup
  • Cinnamon Rolls. I use just a powdered sugar icing. My children eat these things up as fast as they come out of the oven!
  • Baked Oatmeal
  • Cereal


  • Sunday: Fried Chicken. ( $4) Mashed Potatoes. (.75) GB (Free) ($4.75) (5 servings=.95/ea)
  • Monday: Tuna Patties. ($1.45) Peas (.50) Rice (.25) ($2.20) (5 servings=.44/ea)
  • Tuesday: Spaghetti. ($2) GB (Free) HM French Bread (.60) ($2.60) (5 servings=.52/ea)
  • Wednesday: Barley Lentil Soup.($1.50) Leftover Bread (Free)($1.50) (5 servings= .30/ea)
  • Thursday: Brocolli Chicken Rice Casserole. ($2.50) Applesauce ($1?)($3.50) (5 servings=.70/serving)
  • Friday: Tacos/HM Tortillas ($2). Refried Beans ($1)($3) (5 servings=.60/ea)
  • Saturday: Leftovers/Freezer Food/Free for All

Total Dinner cost: $17.55 for 7 meals. 35 servings for an average of .50/serving.

If a serving size changes, I will come back and update in blue.

For additional menu inspiration, visit Laura.

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

momstheword January 5, 2009 at 1:27 am

I love that you broke this down. Awesome!


Cathy January 5, 2009 at 4:14 am

I might be totally clueless, but how do you make baked oatmeal? sounds good!


learningtobefrugal January 5, 2009 at 4:20 am

Fabulous menu! Have a lovely week!



Sherry January 5, 2009 at 5:20 am

Really great how you priced everything! I know I could spend so much less on food if I tried harder! I’m working on it!



Christi January 5, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Sounds great! I’ve always wanted to break down my cost per meal, but something I’ve never done.



FromThe Creek January 5, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Looks good…I should try to figure out the cost break down on ours sometime.


Sherry January 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Great looking menu! Love how you broke it all down.

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!


Tara aka "Mama Koala" January 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm

Great break down! Thanks for sharing your ideas.


Rona's Home Page January 6, 2009 at 12:26 am

You make your own tortillas? Oh my. Have you shared that recipe?


Phoebe January 6, 2009 at 12:30 am

You know, I don’t know if I have or not. Let me check, if not I’ll email it to you, or post it.



Shynea @ Penny Pinching Diva January 6, 2009 at 2:47 am

Your menu sounds really good this week. I saw the recipe on The Happy Housewife website last week for the cinnamon rolls and I am so excited to be trying them this weekend. They look so good so hopefully they turn out okay.


Your Frugal Friend, Niki January 8, 2009 at 12:57 am

Mmmm…it all sounds good!



Chanin January 10, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Wow! Great blog! Thanks so much for breaking this all down!!


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