Sunday, December 14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

I can't remember the last time I looked at my calender and it was full of nothing. The Christmas shopping is done and I stayed on a $30-per-child-budget and managed to get things that I know they will be happy to get. Even the teens.

I have a clear week and I plan on catching up on laundry, doubling some recipes to store in my freezer for busy nights, and finishing a few writing assignments along with the normal stuff of educating my kids, keeping my house clean, and being my husbands sounding board.

What the heck am I thinking? That's not a clear week!


Oatmeal with apples and cinnamon
Scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, and toast
Baklava Muffins and yogurt and fruit smoothies
Leftover muffins


Spaghetti and steamed broccoli
3 pies for a dinner party - Key Lime, French Silk, Carmel Apple
Simple Risotto, with rolls
Leftover Night

Check back tomorrow to see how far I stretched my $60 budget.


Just Jenean said...

Hello! I think I read your blog a while back and was inspired by your budget for a family of 6. I have 6 in my family and we spend about $150 a week on groceries. Main problem is I'm not home most of the time to cook. So, I will be watching you once again to see what I can learn :) My husband would be floored if I was able to get the grocery bill down that low. :)

Terri and Bob said...

You are amazing. After Christmas you have got to post how you stayed under $30 per child!

Nicole said...

I can't believe $30.00 per kid.... Now I feel really bad, we are overdoing it with ours I guess... sigh.
Let us know what you bought after Xmas.

Angela said...

I am impressed with your christmas numbers! I have always been good about food and stockpiling, but Christmas is my down fall!

baumbe said...

$30 per child! How in the Heck?! And for teenagers??!! You must share! I thought staying at $100 was good, but I know we have gone over that. I need to do a "mind meld" with you and get all of your ideas. Where is Spock when I need him! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, please share how you keep a Christmas budget! Christmas has gotten much too commercial, but I don't know how to get around that with my kids. Ugh! :)