Sunday, October 9, 2011

Menu Planning

Last week was a successful menu planning week, we actually followed the menu perfectly.  Remember when I said I was going to go ahead and try the walnut burger that was half price on Monday?  Didn't taste good at all!  I would have rather paid a couple of more bucks and gotten something yummy.  Oh well, at least I now know I don't like it so I won't even look at it next time.

As I was putting together my menu for the week I was pretty psyched to see that we had a lot of our ingredients.  I thought that we would have a low week at the grocery store, I thought wrong.  We actually spent $225 at the grocery store this week, after $20 in coupons!  This was a little bit of a stock up week in that we bought the following which we don't buy every week:  toilet paper, paper towel, make-up and protein.  Still, I have only had one week under $200 in the last month or so.  We're going to have to find a way to bring that down.

Here's our menu for the week:


  • Cereal
  • Breakfast sandwiches
  • Egg scrambles
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Blueberry muffins

  • Kashi frozen lunches
  • Sandwich, Gogurt, string cheese, mandarin oranges, brownies plus a granola bar for a late morning snack (daughter’s lunch for school)
  • Bagel sandwiches
  • Lunch out
  • Leftovers
  • Taco Salad 
  • Potato Soup and Beer Bread
  • Dinner out (kids are going to grandma's and the grown-ups are going out for $1 fish tacos.  My husband loves them but I haven't tried them, I figured for $1 a piece I could give them a whirl.
  • Brats, potatoes/mushrooms/onions, applesauce
  • Spaghetti & meatballs, corn, strawberry salad, Parmesan Garlic Biscuits 
  • Pizza
  • Dinner with friends
What's on your menu?  I'll be linking this up over at I'm an Organizing Junkie


  1. I see you have Breakfast Sandwiches on your list. Do you buy them pre-made or do you make them yourself?

    We made our own last month & this month & they've turned out pretty good.

    Found out that scrambled eggs heat better though & that they taste better if you toast the muffins and/or bagels first.

  2. I've been buying Jimmy Dean DeLites. However....this past week they were out of them so I tried the breakfast scrambles instead. They were pretty good and I think I could make them significantly cheaper so I might try that. I've seen the online recipes for the breakfast sandwich and just wasn't sure about trying my hand at them.