Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weekly Menu

Someone asked me what my menus look like on a shoe-string budget so I thought I'd share my menu for the week to give you an idea.

Monday
Breakfast - Cold cereal & juice
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Fresh tomato & basil pasta sauce over linguini, homemade Italian bread, Tossed salad, blueberry pie

Tuesday
Breakfast - Blueberry pancakes & sausage, juice
Lunch - Hot Dogs & chips (yes, I know this is not healthy but it only happens once in a while)
Dinner - Sausage & peppers over brown rice, summer squash, marinated cucumbers & tomatoes, leftover pie or ice cream

Wednesday
Breakfast - zucchini bread with cream cheese, hard boiled eggs
Lunch - homemade pizza, garlic breadsticks
Dinner - Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed green beans, homemade biscuits, apple crisp

Thursday
Breakfast - cold cereal
Lunch - Leftovers
Dinner - Chicken fajitas (using leftover chicken), homemade tortillas, spanish rice, tossed salad

Friday
Breakfast - Scrambled eggs, toast, bacon
Lunch - sandwiches, carrot & celery sticks, chips
Dinner - French dip, homemade french rolls, salad, ice cream

Saturday
Breakfast - Blueberry muffins, cheese slices
Lunch - Ladies luncheon here and Dan will probably take the kids out to lunch
Dinner - Leftovers

Sunday
Breakfast - cold cereal
Lunch - Hamburgers, french fries, corn on the cob
Dinner - Lentil soup, homemade whole wheat bread with soynut butter and jam

There you have it. It varies from week to week and I make everything from scratch (except cereal & chips) which saves a ton! The cereal & chips I buy at Aldi which is a huge savings compared to regular grocery stores.