Menu Plan Monday - 17 Jan 2011

Well. Monday again, and therefore time to post for Menu Plan Monday. Friday was my major grocery shopping trip, so we put together our meal plan ideas, I shopped the deals on the GrocerySmarts lists and spent 2 hours grocery shopping… alone… It was strange! I ended up spending about $120 on groceries, planned to last through the end of the month (that also includes lunch treats, snacks, and some ice cream). I think $250 is a reasonable grocery budget for two adults and a toddler…

Anyway, last week was interesting. We tried to stick to the plan, and did mostly, but Wednesday I tried to make the casserole and found out that the meat was bad… That's what I get for putting off freezing the meat! So we had leftovers Wednesday instead… and then we were out of leftovers for Thursday… And I'm ashamed to say that Husband went and got us Arby's for dinner, even though that's the exact thing the meal planning was supposed to avoid! The worst part was, we spent about $20 for the tree of us, and Monkey barely ate anything… Oh well, you live and learn. Speaking of learning, here's our plan for this coming week…

  • Monday: Chicken Alfredo pizza (Husband will make pizza dough tomorrow during the day, and then we'll top it with alfredo sauce that I got on sale and with a coupon, and some chicken and artichoke hearts. Yum!)
  • Tuesday: Breakfast for Dinner (Picked up a pound of bacon for $3, eggs, and Husband makes the yummiest pancakes!)
  • Wednesday: Nacho Beef Casserole (Didn't get made last week… Trying again this week.)
  • Thursday: Chips and Cheese (default meal!)
  • Friday: Chicken and Fried Rice (Made-up stuff that Husband makes.)
  • Saturday: Leftovers
  • Sunday: Beef Stroganoff (I actually found some canned mushrooms in the pantry, so it will be more stroganoff-like!)

And here is where I cross my fingers, toes, and any other applicable appendages that this plan sticks! I bought a frozen pizza, scheduled it for late in the second week, and am giving myself permission to switch it around if the need arises, so that should help.

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