Sunday, February 24, 2008

Menu Plan for the Week

So, here's how we did this week:
It was a $60 week. $25 of that was towards a liter of olive oil and enough milk powder to make 4 gallons. We probably won't even use much of that this week, so if you negate that, it was a $35 week. Not bad.
Saturday: Roast chicken and Veggie Rice (Save chicken and stock for later use).

Sunday: Chicken stir fry- Lots of veggies and some of the leftover chicken served over stir-fried pasta. Spices include onion, garlic, hot pepper, ginger, sesame and oyster sauce. It was yummy!
Evening meal- Mashed Potato and gravy sandwiches with a little leftover chicken.

Monday- Date night. Broccoli and Italian Sausage (sausage homemade and given to us by a couple here) Risotto, salad

Tuesday- Dinner Party

Wednesday- Homemade pasta sauce from the freezer, pasta, salad, bread

Thursday- Vietnamese Chicken soup and Vietnamese Salad using leftover chicken and broth.

Friday- Leftovers/Throw together

Lunch Ideas; Tuna, Veggies and Hummus, Yogurt (when I make it), Fruit, Leftover pasta salad with leftover chicken and leftover homemade BBQ sauce.

I'm going to try to make a least one bean meal a week to substitute for meat (some meals we have no protein substitute for meat, but I don't want to do that often). Speaking of which, what are other inexpensive substitutes for meat?

1 comment:

Beth @ The Natural Mommy said...

Ooooh, I'd love to have your pasta sauce recipe! I'm going to try my hand at homemade pizza sauce this week. But.. I'm not Italian. You are. You're probably better than I am at this. All advice appreciated.