Monday, May 12, 2008

Menu Plan Monday


Menu planning is definitely not my strong suit. However, as I'm attempting to bring peace and organization to our home, I've started planning our weekly meals again. Plus I was tired of never having enough of something to put decent meals together. So here's what we're eating this week along with my grocery spending. I went a little over my $75 weekly budget. I didn't check items on hand before shopping and got extra eggs and onion which weren't needed.

Be sure to visit Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie for more meal ideas!http://orgjunkie.com/2008/05/menu-plan-monday-may-12th.html

Breakfast & Lunches - Items already on hand; we keep it pretty simple around here - sandwiches and fruit :)

Dinner:

Saturday - Baked Eggplant Parmesan w/salad

Sunday - Mother's Day Dinner Out!

Monday - Salmon patties w/brown rice

Tuesday - Turkey wraps w/organic french fries

Wednesday - Dirty Rice w/steamed corn

Thursday - Chicken & Asparagus casserole

Friday - Taco Style Lentils & Rice

Grocery Shopping: Total spent $76.15

Target:

2 Huggies Pull-Ups

1 Huggies Diapers

Total oop: $22.22

Total savings: $8.12

Harris Teeter:

9 boxes Barilla Whole grain rotini (FREE!)

2 Bertolli Organic pasta sauces

3 gallons Organic Valley milk

1 head red leaf lettuce

fresh asparagus

Total oop: $19.08

Total savings: $12.76

Kroger:

2 Egglands Best eggs

1 Eggplant

2 Big K colas

1 Bagged salad mix

Total oop: $7.64

Total savings: $2.41

Lowes Foods:

3 LF shredded cheese

12 cans Paws cat foods

2 Honey Nut cheerios

1 Gain laundry detergent

1 can LF bread crumbs

1 LF whole wheat bread

LF apple juice

Roma tomatoes

Vidalia onion

Total oop: $27.21

Total savings: $18.73

4 comments:

Laura said...

Your Eggplant Parmesan...and Chicken & Asparagus sound so yummy! Great menu plan!

Mommychicky said...

Welcome to MPM! How on earth did you get 9 boxes of Barilla for free????

Thanks for sharing your menu and have a great week.

Mary Ellen aka Carolina Momma said...

Mommychicky - Thanks for the welcome! Regarding the Barilla, Harris Teeter has Barilla on sale for 5/$5. The whole grain is also included in the sale. Using .50/1 Qs from recent Sunday inserts, those coupons doubled for FREE pasta!

Laura - Thanks for visiting!

Aleryan said...

Mmmmm....the menu sounds good. I love eggplant too. Might have to make that one night. Thanks for sharing your menu!