Sunday, April 26, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I'm looking forward to trying a few new things this week...homemade peanut butter, a cheap and simple recipe for homemade tomato juice, and sesame bread. We also have company for dinner on Tuesday and a potluck on Saturday. Check out the frugal plans I have for those days.

Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar
Banana-Berry smoothies and toast with homemade peanut butter
Toast and fruit

Spaghetti, green beans, and garlic toast
Ranch chicken thighs, scalloped potatoes, sliced fresh veggies and dip, chocolate torte with strawberries and cool whip (company for dinner)
Bean, veggie and pasta soup (pantry leftovers), peasant bread
Nacho Casserole with chips, sliced veggies and sour cream
Leftover Night


Snow White said...

love the new look!

the upside down blueberry pancake looks quite tasty... we love blueberries, so we'll have to give that one a try.

the cranberry muffins sound delicious too -- do you use dried cranberries in them, or fresh?

Gayle said...

You likee the new look? I can't tell you how much stress-chocolate was involved in it. Yikes! And I'm not done yet. HTML is migraine inducing.

We found fresh cranberries for a steal a few months ago and I stuck them in my freezer. I'm down to my last bag this week. SO sad.

Organizing Mommy said...

Wow! HOmemade peanutbutter? Looks interesting. I would like to know how it turns out. Nice menu.

Anonymous said...

Is making your own peanut butter more cost effective than buying it? May we have a price comparison, please?
You might be interested in this article by Jennifer Reese from Slate--about making food from scratch versus buying it. Here's the link:

Gayle said...

Great idea anonymous. And I really enjoyed that article. I'll do a little comparing and let you know the results of my peanut butter experiment.

Terri and Bob said...

I am interested in the experiment, too. I just started eating almond butter which I bought at whole foods. It is very good but it was expensive.

Michelle said...

Yum! those scalloped potatoes sound GOOD.

Emily said...

Is your blog supposed to be white now? I'm digging what anon. said. I'd LOVE to hear about a price comparision of homemade peanut butter. I really like the idea of making my own and not having any preservatives....oily jar and all.

Trena said...

I'm a frequent reader but don't usually comment. Just wanted to say thanks for this blog (and your other one-which always has me giggling!). I enjoy the recipe links and your frugal tips. Thanks!!!!

Marci @OvercomingBusy said...

You will have to tell us how your peanut butter turns out! I am so curious. We eat lots of peanut butter at our house!

Michelle in Orygun said...

The new blog format is nice, but I miss seeing your smile! I too would be interested in cost-comparisons for peanut butter and other homemades. Can you make both chunky and creamy?