Monday, August 27, 2012

Menu Plans: Summer (Aug 26 - Sept 1)


     We're still working predominantly from Taste of Home Dinner on a Dime: 403 Budget-friendly Family Recipes. The recipes I've used so far have been real food (or I can easily substitute an packaged/processed ingredient here and there for a better option), tasty, and within our budget. I've really enjoyed learning how to make one main meat purchase stretch three ways each week. The week before was pork, last week was beef, and this week is a whole chicken. This is one way in which we're able to have real food on a real budget. Plus, I rather like having so many different meals during the week. Of course, I cut all the recipes down to 2-3 servings in order to make that feasible. Later, I'll have a post on my latest organization method for using and rotating so many recipes. :)

-parfaits (yogurt, walnuts, strawberries, granola)
-omelet (eggs,diced bell peppers, diced onions, diced mushrooms), toast, fresh smoothie/juice
-granola cereal with dried berries, banana 
-oatmeal, strawberries, walnuts
-egg sandwich (egg, cheese, sausage, biscuit)  

-(Sunday: eat out with friends)
-Fig salad (mixed greens, raisins, candied walnuts, feta crumbles, figs with balsamic vinaigrette dressing)
-Garlic clove chicken, smashed red potatoes, zipper cream peas
-Sweet potato fritters, pinto beans, cornbread
-Spicy chicken stew (I'll create my own or substitute the garlic-lime salsa)
-Ravioli primavera (I'm subbing tortellini for ravioli because I already have that on hand)

-BBQ chicken sandwich, zucchini chips (using homemade buns previously made and stored in the freezer)
-Sweet potato fritters, pinto beans, cornbread (repeat)
-Oven fried fish, curried barley with raisins (I'll be doing the fish fillet style and not nugget style. I'm also using catfish (on sale) instead of cod)
-Garlic zucchini frittata
-"game day dogs" (My hubby decided the start of the football season needed some hotdogs. haha)

-ice cream
-bananas, peaches, oranges
-homemade yogurt
-seeds & nuts
-homemade bread

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1 comment:

  1. I'm working on getting back into a meal planning routine so that way we can start eating more healthy and not have just the same thing every night.


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