Grocery Challenge Menu - How Low Can You Go??? – Week One
I’m trying to keep my grocery spending to $250 this month for my November Monthly Grocery Challenge. As a result I probably won’t have the most exciting menu plans over the next couple weeks since I plan to use the pantry as much as possible. Most of our meals will be the ‘tried and true’ kind that use inexpensive ingredients I always have on hand and that I know my family will eat. I do need to shop but I'm not sure when I will be leaving the house in the next few days as I have one kid sick with flu type symptoms. The few items I do want to pick up for this week’s menu are potatoes, coleslaw veggies and salad fixings. Maybe tonight or tomorrow night I can get out to the store after my husband gets home from work.
Monday – Pasta with Broccoli and Sausage (I have sausage in the freezer that I will brown with onions and mushrooms. Then add chicken stock from the freezer and broccoli. Pour mixture over pasta and season with parmesan cheese and black pepper)
Tuesday – Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff, Green Beans
Wednesday – Thyme Pork Chops, Sweet Potato, Broccoli (we didn’t make these last week so I pushed them to this week)
Thursday – Slow Cooker Chicken (boneless chicken pieces with cream soup and chicken stock), Rice, Corn
Friday – Sirloin Tips with Onions and Mushrooms (I have some bottled marinade to use on these), Mashed Potatoes, Salad
Saturday – Meatloaf, Baked Beans, Coleslaw
Sunday – Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (will make sauce from canned tomatoes I got on sale), Salad, Rolls
Also to make this week: Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread for the Election Day Bake Sale, Tuna Mac Salad for my husband’s lunchbox, molasses or gingerbread cookies for snacks.