Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Menu Plan: Summer (July 7-13)

**There is now a photo album on the RH Facebook page just for food photos. If you like to see a photo of a dish to judge whether you want to try it or not, then follow the link to view the album. (I tend to like recipes & cookbooks that include lots of photos). Let's be honest, some dishes are just too pretty to not take a picture! ;) **

  • Tip: write your grocery list and the date in a little notebook each week/month. This way you can easily see how much and how frequently you purchase items. You can then use that information to determine the value of purchasing in bulk for your family's needs. If you don't use the entirety of a bulk purchase before it goes bad, then it would have been wiser to buy the smaller quantity even though it would have been at a higher unit price. Below is a copy of our list for this week:
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*Note: I include links to the recipes if they are available online. Some recipes are from cookbooks we have at home, and while I can't share the recipe I can direct you to the source. Other dishes or meals are created by myself or my husband, and we can do our best to explain how to recreate it. If you'd like additional information on any of the meals or our menu planning, then please feel free to contact me. :) 

- strawberry & kiwi smoothie 
granola cereal, banana
(repeat all to keep it simple!)

Spanakopita (leftover from last week)
repeat bbq meal
- Radicchio & blue cheese salad
- Black bean & rice wraps (using homemade tortillas)

- Pulled pork bbq, baked beans, cole slaw
- Portobello mushrooms stuffed with mustard greens, bulgar, and dates
- Shrimp kabobs, polenta
- Veggie calzones (same as veggie pizza)
- Pot roast turnovers

- multi-grain crackers with cheddar cheese slices 
- apples
- grapes
- yogurt with peaches & toasted walnuts
- almonds
- hard-boiled egg

*Note: Reviving Homemaking is not affiliated with any of the sites or companies included in the links, and was not asked to include or recommend them or their recipes in this post. (I simply like what they have to offer!)

What's on your family's menu plan this week?

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