Sunday, February 21, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Well, last week when I planned my menu, I didn't take into consideration that it was the first week of Lent. So, we had to shuffle the menu a bit and some of the meals I had planned last week were moved to this week.

I headed out to Giant Eagle today to do my weekly shopping. I saved 51% after sales and coupons. In addition, I have $7 in catalinas for my next visit. Normally, I would try to split my transaction to get the catalinas on the first transaction and use them on the second, but decided that I could just plan to shop there again next week to use the coupons before they expire. I was a bit bummed, as the woman who bagged my groceries overloaded one of my freezer (insulated) bags and when I pulled it out of my car, it split open. Thankfully, nothing fell out of the bag, but now I have to replace that bag or just be resigned to having only two freezer bags (and only one with a working zipper).

At our house, the focus is on dinners. I tend to only list the main course and any standard side we have with it. We do still have vegetables and/or fruit with each of our dinners, I just don't always call them out.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Penne with Vodka Sauce

Cube Steaks

Salsa Couscous Chicken


Fish Fillets/Cole Slaw

Turkey Tenderloin

Weekdays breakfast is at daycare for my daughter, the rest of us eat cold cereal, frozen waffles, oatmeal, toast or whatever strikes our fancy. Lunch we pack, usually leftovers for me.

Check out other menu plans for the week at Menu Plan Monday at I'm An Organizing Junkie.