Saturday, February 27, 2010

Menu Plan Monday - March 1st - A Pantry Challenge A Bit Early

I plan to grocery shop on payday – which is Thursday. My goal for this month is to spend approximately $60 a week (so $240 for the month). I can’t shop before Thursday and am planning to do some freezer/advanced cooking this weekend as well as early in the week. Hopefully with utilizing my pantry/freezer and pre-cooking, I can get through until Thursday without hitting the store. I took this menu plan only through Friday as I don’t know what kind of deals I will be getting on Thursday and don’t want to plan out further until shopping. Friday’s menu includes some items I will purchase regardless of price.

Breakfast – French Toast (with homemade bread from freezer)
Lunch – Sandwich Steak Quesadillas, PB;J and Bananas
Dinner – Chicken, Carrots and Green Beans over Rice

Breakfast – Waffles
Lunch – Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Canned Soup
Dinner – Kids at Grandma’s House/Us at US Olympic Hockey Game Party

Breakfast – Raisin Toast with Peanut Butter
Lunch – DH – Tuna Sandwich, Carrots, Macaroni Salad, Banana Muffins / DD – Turkey Wrap, Carrots, Popcorn, Juice Box, Cake Mix Cookies
Dinner – Spaghetti, Meat Sauce, Romaine Salad, Homemade Bread

Breakfast – Waffles with Butter and Jelly
Lunch – DH – Meatball Sandwich, Romaine Salad, Blueberry Bread / DD – School Lunch, Banana Muffins, Juice Box
Dinner - Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potato, Broccoli

Breakfast – Cold Cereal
Lunch – DH – Turkey Sandwich, Macaroni Salad, Banana Muffins / DD – Turkey Wrap, cheese Stick, Juice Box, Banana Muffins
Dinner – BBQ Cubed Steak, Sweet Potato, Broccoli

Breakfast – Waffles with Peanut Butter
Lunch – DH – Turkey Salad Sandwich, Carrots, Cheese Stick, Blueberry Bread / DD –  School Lunch, Popcorn, Juice Box
Dinner – Turkey Pot Pie

Breakfast – Toast, Cereal
Lunch – DH – Chef Salad, Yogurt, Fruit / DD – Turkey Wrap, Carrots, Yogurt, Juice Box, Cookies
Dinner – Steak, Onions & Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes, Salad, Rolls

Check out my March Freezer Cooking post for more details on what I prepared this week. For more great menu plans and recipe ideas check out Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie

(ps....I'm having a hard time with aligning my text....will work on that more for next time - sorry!)


  1. I recently returned back to work after being unemployed for almost 6 months till I found a full time job. My husband, who was let go at the same time, has a part time retail job but still hasn't found a full time position.

    Thank goodness for MPM! I love MPM. I'm able to get loads of inspiration, recipes and meet new bloggers.

    You have a terrific menu planned.

  2. Hi Rona....nice to see you again! I'm so glad to here that you found a fulltime job. I also love definitely helps me keep on track with planning and keeping the grocery budget in line.