by GettingFreedom on November 24, 2008

Okay, this week’s menu is going to have a ton of repeats! Last week’s menu, um well, nothing went as planned. The week was crazy. We went furniture shopping Monday, and Willie wanted to go ahead and eat out (I guess as a victory that we actually walked out of the furniture store without furniture because they wouldn’t take our cash offer!), Wednesday (and the rest of the week) was a story in and of itself (you can read a bit more about that here)….

Last week there were a total of 26 servings, and the total cost of 4 meals was $10.60. Which breaks down to an average .41 a serving. I figured the chicken on a per serving basis, since I stretched it 3 meals.

So, here we go with the (almost identical from last week) menu plan:


  • WW Biscuits and Gravy.
  • French Toast.
  • Bagels/Cr Cheese
  • Banana Muffins


  • Sunday: Gone
  • Monday: Deer. (free) Mashed Potatoes/Gravy. (.50) Peas.(.50) (5 servings=.20 ea)
  • Tuesday: Chicken Ranch Alfredo. ($3) Peas. (.50)HM French Bread (.40) (5 servings= .78/ea)I had an “off” night and totally forgot to start the bread (we ended up eating some leftover dinner rolls), or fix the peas. Hmm. But..the total cost of the Alfredo dish was $2.90, 8 servings= $.36/ea
  • Wednesday: Bierocks.($2) Dessert. (.50) (8 servings=.31/ea)
  • Thursday: THANKSGIVING! I’m making some appetizers and HM Pumpkin Pie.
  • Friday: Thanksgiving Leftovers
  • Saturday: HM Pizza (2 pizzas= .40 crust, $1.50 pepperoni, .70 hamburger {1/2 lb}, $3 cheese $1.50, hm pizza sauce= $5.60 $4.10.)

As I go along, if the prices change, I will come back and update in blue.

For more menu ideas, visit Menu Plan Monday.

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by GettingFreedom on August 24, 2008

Last week was an amazing week! We tried a lot of new recipes…which we loved! The chickaritos were absolutely fantastic and oh so simple!! I added black beans to ours, because we love ‘em, I had ‘em! It made enough that I froze the leftovers for a quick lunch.

The Bierocks were really good also. They took a little bit more time that what I had planned (it helps to actually read ALL the way through a recipe! This is hard for me..I like to fly by the seat of pants generally.)…but they were good. The best part about these, is they are cheap! And the fillings can be changed for whatever you have on hand, or want at the time. Definitely worth a try. With these, I also had a lot of leftovers, DH will be able to take these for lunch this week.

Well, onto this weeks menu.

  • Brown Rice and Lentil Casserole. This I also got from Gayle over at Grocery Cart Challenge. This is a very frugal recipe, but I just don’t know what DH is going to say about it being meatless. We will see I guess!
  • Beef Stroganoff with homemade hot rolls and probably peas. It has been awhile since I have made stroganoff, so I’m looking forward to doing it again.
  • Chicken and homemade whole wheat dumplings. My husband has been requesting my dumplings for quite sometime now, guess now is as good of a time as any. I boiled chicken from last week, and I saved the broth as a base for this meal. I will toss in celery and carrots and some onion.
  • Cheesy Italian Tortellini. I’m a sucker for Italian food. Basically this dish is frozen cheese tortellini, hamburger and italian sausage (as much of each to your liking), spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheese (we use mozzerella or an Italian cheese mix). Cook the tortellini as stated on the package. Drain. Throw it and remaining ingredients in 9×13 pan and top with cheese. Bake.

We have Bible study on Wednesday night this week and we will be gone primarily all weekend, so this is all for this week. I do have one additional standby just in case I need it one night. If not, I still have all the ingredients for next week.

I’m really trying to do better with breakfasts. As I said before, this is really hard for me. This week I didn’t do too bad, but there is definitely room for improvement! Last week I managed to make a batch of sausage biscuits, and I made pancakes for breakfast on Saturday. Not as good as I intended, but better than before.

So, with that said I still have the ingredients for French Toast Bake, Egg Ham Casserole, and Chocolate Chip Muffins. (wow..I really did bad!)

Here is the plan. I will make the muffins for this weekend on the road, and the remainder I will force myself to make…because if not all the stuff will go to waste! I really don’t like wasting!

For more menu planning ideas, pop on over to Organizing Junkie.

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