Sunday, December 7, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


It's hard to believe that one year ago today I decided to chronicle my journey to feed my family as frugally as I knew how. In the early days it was a lot of mac & cheese and hot dogs but over the past 12 months I've learned to eliminate most of our processed foods and cook frugal meals from scratch. So if you are new here, make sure you check out the articles and archives in my sidebar. You'll see I'm just a woman like you trying to stay afloat in today's economy and feed my family healthy meals in the process.

And this week....

Breakfast

Oatmeal with sliced apples, cinnamon, and pecans
Poached eggs and toast
Yogurt, Granola and fruit parfaits
Leftover Muffins

Dinner
Split Pea soup with rolls
Lentil Spaghetti with steamed broccoli and garlic bread
Sausage and Potatoes, cornbread (doubled, 8 kids for dinner tonight)
Stir fry with leftover turkey and vegetables with rice
Tuna sandwiches, pickles, fruit (busy night)
Leftovers

13 comments:

Mrs. Querido said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Fairion said...

Do you guys really do such elaborate breakfast that often? I am lucky if I can get my family together for a real breakfast twice a week. How do you do it?

Terri and Bob said...

It is so cool to know you get your kids to eat brown rice and lentils. GO MOM!

I haven't known you a year but I think what you are doing helps thousands of us make better choices for our families and in this economy, this is a good thing!

Tracy said...

I just wanted to thank-you for sharing with us. I'm new to this but it is working. I'd like to get my bill lower. My normal bill was about 200 a week. The last shopping trip was 142 not to bad??
My goal 100. Keep up the great work.

mommanator said...

You seem to di it wonderfully. Times are ough arent they!

mommanator said...

you seem to be doing a great job, the times are tough aren they!

Halfmoon Girl said...

One year already- congratulations! You have definitely been an inspiration to all of us!

Tina said...

Sounds like a yummy week, thanks for the ideas!

Anonymous said...

So what do you do for lunch? Thanks for sharing!

Gayle said...

Here's what I do for lunches.

http://grocerycartchallenge.blogspot.com/2008/11/what-about-lunches-and-snacks.html

Pug1 said...

Sounds very healthy! CHEERS! Michele

Joanna said...

New reader! Amazing menu, I love it! Your blog is very inspiring!

frugalsophisticate said...

Your blog has given me some good ideas on grocery shopping and saving money on food. Your gingerbread pancakes and split pea soup look especially good, this week.