Monday, October 18, 2010

Meal Plan Monday

As we've been trying to be more conscious of where Casey's our money is being spent, we've agreed to start budgeting only $50 a month for "meals out" and have the rest of those meals well, in. That means a lot of homecooking and you know how I love a list to help plan things like this. Other Mommy bloggers call this day "Meal Plan Monday" where by publishing what's on their family's meal plan for the week. Since we're in quarantine and the only chance I now have to go grocery shopping is on Friday nights (yes, I realize how pathetic that is- it's also when all the crazy cat ladies go shopping ... I'm looking at you Meg, in 30 years) I actually do our meal planning on Thursdays based on the sales around local grocery stores. None the less, I will particpate in Meal Plan Monday; just know that really... it's three days old!
*Also I would like to point out that this list should in no way restrict the designated meals to those days... sometimes I just feel like mixing it up!

Friday: Homemade Pizza
Saturday: Leftovers and Cereal (see what I mean about mixing it up?)
Sunday: Broccoli cheese soup and sandwiches
Monday: NY strip steak and acorn squash and feta casserole
Tuesday: Crock Pot Pork Chops with apple chutney (I'm actually using a Boston Pork Butt because that was what was on sale)
Wednesday: Roasted Chicken and mixed veggies with spinach salad
Thursday: Hamburgers and stewed black beans with red bell pepper, onion and tomato
Friday: Homemade Pizza (seeing a trend?)

So, I can't claim most of the recipes as my own; but I would be happy to share them with you if you're interested. Just leave a comment and I'll email them to you! Happy cooking!

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