Sunday, November 15, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

I ended up NOT using my ham bone from last week so I'll be putting it in my crockpot on Monday morning for a quick dinner that night. I'm also trying a few new recipes this week that look really simple and quick to make. AND, I have two new neighbors. Last week I delivered a basket of fresh blueberry muffins to one of them. This week I have a yummy bread recipe I'll be giving the other neighbors when we go over to meet them.

I tried to use up my pantry supplies in my menu this week to save some money. I want to buy my Thanksgiving turkey this week so that next week I can fit in some of the other Thanksgiving goodies I'd like to buy, rather than having one costly Thanksgiving shopping trip.


Oatmeal with apples and brown sugar
Smoothies and bagels
Oven Omelet and sliced pears
Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup
Leftover muffins or pancakes


Chicken Fried Rice and pot stickers
Homemade soup and rolls
Spaghetti, green beans, garlic rolls
Leftover night

Check back tomorrow to see what I got with my $60 budget. I'll be doing a Thanksgiving post and some Christmas gift posts this week too.

And go HERE to see more great menu plans.


Chaos Cottage said...

I copied and pasted the Ham Bone and Beans recipe to my "to try" file. I have a ham bone in the freezer but didn't have a pot big enough for it. But I do have an extra large crock pot. Now I know what to do with it! Thanks.


Rona's Home Page said...

I bought a ham this weekend. 77 cents a pound! We'll definitely be having beans and ham next week!
MPM really does help me to create ways to save money. I love reading the various meal plans. They're a definite inspiration.
I also really appreciate the frugal grocery shopping tips. It's amazing how many are managing to put food on the table with limited budgets.

Ann said...

Your menu sounds delicious!

Sherry said...

My, oh my! Great looking menu! The harvest pumpkin and apple bread especially caught my eye!! :D

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I discovered your blog recently, and have really enjoyed it! Thanks for all of the great suggestions! I have a question - what do you feed your family for lunch?

Schmoomom said...

OH my! That's a great price, I have a bunch of hams in the freezer that I got for 99 a pound and thought I was doing great! LOL!

Other than beans and ham, do you have other dishes to use with the ham? I always use the bone for a pot of beans (with corn bread, natch) but I'm trying to find other ways to use ham. Trouble being, there are very few reviews of those recipes, and the crockpot365 blog lady can't eat pork so I can't see if she's made it!

Sandy(a.k.a.Grannie) said...

Our store had Betty Crocker boxed potatoes for $1.00 and I had coupons for $.40 so doubled I paid only $.20 a box. Want to add some ham to them for a quick dinner this week. We also had cereal on sale and if you bought 4 you got two free gallons of milk plus I had coupons for the cereal. The Lord is so good to all of us. Thanks for the encouragement, Gayle to keep on planning and pinching those pennies :).

Sandy(a.k.a.Grannie) said...

Schmoomom: I put ham into homemade broccoli/cauliflower soup, macaroni and cheese, scrambled eggs, fried rice, pea soup, bean soup, quiche, ground ham spread with pickles and miracle whip, hot grilled sandwiches...........and Oh Yes, one of my favorites--roll homemade wheat bread dough into a large circle, fill half of the circle with small diced pieces of ham, swiss cheese, dijon mustard; fold over the other half of the circle and pinch closed; bake at 350 until bread is done--top with more cheese or sour cream and eat while hot; serve with a salad. We call this Renza. We also use left over taco meat/beans/cheese this way and serve with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and sour cream. Enjoy!

Chef Owings said...

ham bone, check .Neither I or my single dad buy a ham that doesn't have a bone in it LOL

I also save the "broth" and fat...yes the fat. about a teaspoon will flavor a pan of green beans and a tablespoon will flavor a pound of soup beans when you have no ham bone.

I freeze the fat in teaspoons scoops size( that was real clear sorry it's 5:30 am here) on wax paper on a cookie sheet and then when hard throw them into a freezer bag or container.

Bless you and your Gayle for all that you do.