Menus 2/8-2/14

by GettingFreedom on February 9, 2009

It’s another week, so another menu. This week is going to shape into a rather busy week for us.

Today we went to an heirloom seed company and bought basically all of our seeds for our garden this year. I’m ever so excited. I can’t wait to have “edible landscaping” as well as fresh veggies. Also, early this week I think we are going to get a greenhouse. We found a great deal on a used one, so I hope everything comes through as we planned. Kaitlyn’s birthday is also this week, basketball practice, school parties, doctor visits AND Valentine’s Day. Wow, we really are going to be busy.

With that said, I hope that our menu goes as planned and we can stay on track and not be tempted to eat out. These busy weeks can sometimes get me all wonky and wanting to do things the easy way.

Without further adieu:


  • Sunday: Free For All After driving/shopping to get seeds, I had no desire to cook! Plus, Willie had a meeting, so it was just me and the kiddos.
  • Monday: Lentil Brown Rice Casserole. (I’m going to play with this a little, thanks to a tip from Trina on Twitter. This time I think that I am going to add a little shredded carrot to the mix). ($1.25)(8 servings=.16/serving)
  • Tuesday: Black Eyed Pea Soup ($2??) (recipe to come later) HM Cornbread. (.50)($2.50)(8 servings=.31/serving)
  • Wednesday: HM Macaroni and Cheese w/Ham. ($3.50–got a good price on ham!)(Kait’s Fave) Peas. (.50) Birthday Cake. (I haven’t decided exactly what kind of cake I am making, so I don’t know the cost. Plus, it comes out of the “Birthday” Category, not grocery) ($4)(8 servings=.50/serving)
  • Thursday: Chicken Caccitore. I’ve never made this dish, and I’m really looking forward to it! HM French Bread (.40)($4.50-ish)(8 servings=.56/serving)
  • Friday: Crockpot Chicken. ($3.50) Mashed Potatoes/Gravy. (.50) GB. (Free)($4)(6 Servings=.67/ea)
  • Saturday: Baked Fish. ($3.99) Rice. (.25) Steamed Veggies. ($1) (For me and Willie) Leftovers. (For the monkeys) ($5.24 for a nice Valentine meal in)

Total Cost: $21.49 34 servings. Average Price of .63 cents/serving.

I’ve been running high for the last few weeks..really not fully sure why. This week we have a lot going on so it fully makes sense. It could always be worse!

To see what everyone else is eating this week, go to Organizing Junkie.

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Amy @ Finer Things February 9, 2009 at 2:36 am

I’ve never in my life fixed lentils. Bought some a few weeks ago. They are sitting patiently in my pantry. Hmmm… might try that casserole sometime.

Your twitter question on the price per serving… no clue. I’m so helpful. ;-)


Carolina Mama February 9, 2009 at 3:00 am

Am over from Twitter. :) Just love your blog and ideas. Good luck with your GreenHouse. And your meal choices! Thanks for sharing. These look good.


Jerri - Simply Sweet Home February 9, 2009 at 6:30 am

Definitely another budget friendly menu! Great job!


Leanne February 9, 2009 at 2:16 pm

Your menu sounds lovely and for so little money. TFS.


Anonymous February 11, 2009 at 2:52 am

What kind of greenhouse are you getting? Angela


Phoebe February 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm


We ended up getting a small greenhouse since it is our first experiene with one. It is a 6×8 with the plastic corrugated panels. I’m really excited about getting to use it!

Thanks for the comment!


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