Sunday, March 1, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

It's been a while since I've fed others rather than just our family of 6. I'm part of a group that provides meals to new mom's, grieving families, or family's recovering from health problems. So this week you'll not only see a meal for company but also a doubled recipe to be taken to another family. If you plan well, it really is possible to spread the food luv around. Even on a tight budget. Oh, and remember the awesome purchase of fresh cranberries last week? They will start showing up in this weeks menu.


Eggs and Toast
Leftover muffins


Meatless Chili Mac and hot buttered peas
Crockpot Whole Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
Texas Style Lasagna, green salad (doubled for another family as well as ours)
Chicken Noodle soup (with leftover chicken carcass) Buttery Bread Machine Rolls
Leftover Night


Marge said...

I love your blog! I have a Sisterhood award on my blog for you.

Melissa said...

I thought about you this weekend when I read an article in the local paper about a United Way challenge in which many local leaders participated. They were to eat on only $25 for one week, similiar to what food stamps offers. I was almost laughing out loud at the reactions many of these people were having. . . They thought it was unbearably hard! One lady had to eat peanut butter and jelly every day!! I am not as accomplished at keeping my grocery budget at rock bottom, but even I could have survived very well on the challenge!! One person bought 2 lbs of chicken on sale for $6!!! They thought that was a good deal!!

Latte said...

I can't wait to see your shopping trip because I can never get away from making lasagna without it breaking the bank...and your doubling it! That is just something I have to see.


Frugalhomekeeping said...

Wish I could get my guys to eat meatless chili...or meatless anything! You have some great recipes for this week.

Emily said...

that lasagne recipe was a great find! Looks amazing. and I'm always so proud of you when you post about serving others. It just goes to show everyone that you can ALWAYS give and share. That's very Christlike and lovely.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try the German pancake recipe today. I love all your ideas! They are simply doable and delicious!

Blessings from the extremely snowy North East.

Becky said...

I really appreciate the meatless dishes. They really help to stretch the budget. I have several on my own menu this week!

CabotJen said...

Major kudos to you for what you're accomplishing on a budget. Preparing healthy, frugal meals for people who need them is really terrific. :)

Lisa B. said...

My son loves the 5 min mug cakes! I measure the dry ingredients out, baggy them up, and throw them in the pantry. When he feels like one, he grabs and goes! lol

angie said...

I don't know how you do it, I'm still learning how to feed picky eaters on a limited budget. You're such an inspiration. I can't wait to try the overnight amish oatmeal, if it really does taste like an oatmeal cookie I'll be sold.

Sam said...

I really like the meatless dishes and this type menu plan. I love meatless chili mac and hot buttered peasTamale lentil casserole. lots of variety from the menu.