Sunday, July 26, 2009

Trying something different

Last night, while working, I decided to make a menu for the week. I want to see if it helps us save money when it comes to grocery shopping. I took into account the meats and other items we already have. Here is what I came up with:

B: Cinnamon Rolls (these were given to us) and some fruit
D: Texas Pinto Beans, Grilled Chicken and cornbread

Monday (Hubby's Birthday):
B: Bisquits and Gravy with Sausage
D: Parmesan Chicken and some veggies

B: Cereal
D: Meatloaf mini's, mashed potatoes and veggies

B: 1/2 a cinnamon roll, egg and fruit
D: Bratwurst sausage in a roll with grilled green bell pepper and grilled onion, Salad

B: Cereal
D: Burritos

B: Breakfast burrito
D: Crockpot roast with carrots, onions, and potatoes, Crusty bread

D: Daddy night

D: Taco Salad

The best thing about having this menu? I feel like I have a plan. 


  1. When I had a planned menu, which I used to do all the time when I was married to Michael, I stayed on a budget. And another good idea is that when you make a meal, if you double the recipe, you can freeze half and save it for a night when you can't cook. Then you don't make the choice of fast food or a restaurant.

  2. I was working on one yesterday! Great minds and all that. It was funny though because Steven kept saying things like, "Christine makes a great..." whatever food item we were talking about. And after looking at your yummy menu I think he knows what he is talking about. :o)