Sunday, August 31, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Well, since I forgot that the banks are closed on Monday due to the labor day holiday, my shopping trip will be on Tuesday this week. But in the meantime I can still share the plan.

I just happened to have one night last week that was too busy to make the planned meal so we ended up making a fast dinner of scrambled eggs and toast. Which is fortunate for me since I need to stretch the budget to cover monday this week.


Plain Oatmeal
Creamy Cream of Wheat w/ Maple Syrup and Bananas
Cereal Squares
Pumpkin Muffins
Amish Baked Oatmeal


Veggie Chili and WW Cornbread
Cottage Cheese Casserole (from More-with-Less cookbook in sidebar) green salad
Cabbage Casserole (an over abundance of cabbage in my garden)
Lentil Burrittos (OMG! These are amazing!)
Vegetarian Meatballs, green beans
Mexican Rice Casserole, green salad
Hamburger Barley Stew, Peasant Bread

So I'll hit the stores tomorrow and post my Weekly Shopping Trip aftewards.


ahorne said...

Looks like a frugal yet yummy week. I've seen the Cottage Cheese Casserole on a couple of menus and it looks interesting... may have to add that one to my "to try" list!

Phoebe said...

I always love seeing your menu plan! We've nabbed a few from you in the past and love 'em. Who knew that frugal could taske so good?
Awesome blog, and thanks for the new ideas on dinner, and breakfast for that matter!

Emily said...

2 should show us pictures of your garden. I'd love that, and HOW do you get your sons to eat cabbage? My son might cry if I had him eat cabbage. He'll even try and pick out the shredded cabbage from my eggrolls. The kid will eat eggrolls...with no cabbage. whatever kid.

Do they REALLY eat it?

Sherry said...

Looks great! I am totally trying the lentil burritos!

Have a wonderful week,


learningtobefrugal said...

You have a great menu! Have a fabulous week!


April said...

the barley stew looks great, even though i would have to save it for a colder day(still getting the 90's here)

Sherry said...

Great menu! :D Thank you for sharing!

km said...

I make those pumpkin muffins all the time. Love them. And I make baked oatmeal regularly too. I'm real excited about the Banana Maple Cream of Wheat. That sounds like it will be a big hit at my house. And the lentil burritos. On my to try list as well. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

The pumpkin muffins sound good. I too have a lot of cabbage almost ready to be picked. I must have the best bank ever, they are not only open today, but most days are open until 8PM. I don't know why, but I'm thankful they are!

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

I'm making the Lentil burrito filling right now. It smells and tastes so good. Thanks for sharing.

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

I made the cheap cake too. Great recipes. I linked to you from my blog.

Anonymous said...

I am just wondering were the ground beef came from for this week menus. I looked at your last few shops and don't see any stocking up on the beef. Keep up the great job. I love reading your blog. I also went from spending 700 to 800 aa month now to about 350 to 400. I am working on it! I hope to get it down to 75 a week. We are a family of 4.

Gayle said...

I tracked down the hamburger purchase to July 14th. I bought a 6 lb package and divided it into 8 freezer bundles to tuck away for later. Since we don't usually eat alot of hamburger this lasted me a long time. Thanks for the question. I just used it up this week so It's good to know that it seems I use about 1 package of hamburger per week.