Sunday, January 18, 2009
First Menu Plan Monday
One of my goals for last year was to begin planning our menus to cut down on grocery costs, junk food purchases, and pantry nonsense overload. It's really transformed our grocery bill, and I love the stress relief that comes from not having to hunt for something to make each meal. This year, I thought it might be fun to participate in I'm an Organizing Junkie's weekly Menu Plan Monday event. Not only might I pick up a few new, yummy recipes or menu planning tips, but I hope to pick up a few new friends too!
So, welcome to everyone that is visiting from the Organizing Junkie's blog. Please feel free to comment! I can't wait to see your menus.
Just a note on my menu method: I will include breakfast and dinner items, but not lunch. We generally eat leftovers for lunch, so there's no need for me to plan for it. If there are no leftovers (happening a little too often with this pregnant mama around *ahem*), we have either harboiled eggs with whatever fruit/veggies are available or peanut butter sandwiches with aforementioned fruit/veggies.
Monday: Breakfast-- Cheesy Scrambled Eggs on Buttered Toast
Dinner-- Cheese Manicotti and Romaine Salad
Tuesday: Breakfast-- Banana Pancakes with Peanut Butter
Dinner-- The Husband's Choice
Wednesday: Breakfast-- Baked Oatmeal
Dinner-- Tortellini in Broth with Escarole
Thursday: Breakfast-- Cheesy Scrambled Eggs on Buttered Toast
Dinner-- Pork and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Rice
Friday: Breakfast-- Chunky Monkey Oatmeal
Dinner-- Roasted Chicken Breasts with Carrots and Onions
Saturday: Breakfast-- Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Dinner-- Chili and Romaine Salad
Sunday: Breakfast-- Baked Oatmeal
Dinner-- Homemade Pizza