Monday, April 30, 2012
Menu Plan Monday heading into May
Our goal is to not go grocery shopping this week and use what we have as part of a challenge I am participating in Live Below the Line the premise is to live below the poverty line and eat on only $1.50 a day. Since I have 2 growing boys and a husband that works hard I put a spin on it and decided I would attempt to not grocery shop this week. Of course today we took our pop cans to Winco, I did not have any money with me so we could only spend what we had in bottle returns ($4.10) I purchased 1 package of Turkey hotdogs, 1 package of buns, and 2 Arizona juice cans for the boys, I ended up getting $.29 back. With that in mind our menu is a little weird this week.
Monday: Chili cheese fries (I am baking french fries and topping with chili and what is left of the block of cheese (about 1/2 cup)) I usually fix chili mac but decided to mix it up a little.
Tuesday: Meatballs in cream sauce. What is left of a bag of Meatballs for our Costco trip 2 months ago in cream sauce (Cream of Mushroom Soup can, 1/2 cup milk, 1 cup of Cream Cheese)
Wednesday: Chef Salad (I bought bagged salad last week on our grocery trip and saved 1 especially for this week. the bag of salad only cost $.99) I have hard boiled eggs, turkey pepperoni pieces, canned garbanzo beans, and homemade pickled veggies to add to the salad. All are on hand.
Thursday: Hamburgers. I have pre-made hamburger patties in the freezer from our Zaycon order earlier in the year. I am also using buns we got from the local bread giveaway.
Friday: Chicken and Vegetable stew. I am using up frozen vegetables and frozen chicken from last year's Gleaner's as well as our last round of chicken from Zaycon.
Lunches will be simple this week as well.
Tuesday Tomato Soup
Wednesday: Beef wraps (cream cheese, salad, and beef lunch meat)
Thursday: Lentil soup with Turkey Bacon
Friday: Bagel Dos (I picked these up at our local Grocery Outlet for 4/ $1.00 so even if Mike wants 2 it is still a cheap lunch)