Monday, June 24, 2013

Menu Plan MONDAY 6/24-6/30

Its MONDAY, yep that's right I made it for Menu plan Monday on MONDAY, not Tuesday like normal, but its MONDAY and here I am!!!  Yay Me!!  LOL

And here is my Menu for this week:

Tonight we are having Chicken and Dumplings made from leftover chicken that I made for dinner yesterday

Tuesday: Burgers on the grill, garlic roasted potatoes. We were supposed to have these over the weekend but two days of yard work back to back and we were DONE so I made hotdogs instead, quick easy and filled a hole, lol

Wednesday: Baked Fish, rice and a veg- probably broccolli but I'm not sure yet

Thursday : Nachos/Taco Salad and dirty rice

Friday: Hm Pizza



The weekend is up in the air, Dh works on Saturday, could be a couple hours, could be all day, who knows ?? And I need to do my monthly grocery shopping trip which I will be taking 3 children along on so it will more than likely be something quick and easy since I will most definitely be SPENT/DRAINED but my munchies will still need fed so I'm all about some quick and easy dinner!!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Menu 6/17-6/23

Here it is Tuesday again, lol I'll be on time one of these days, at least that is the plan right?? lol

Monday ( last night)- BBQ Chicken, potato salad, green beans, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers - We were supposed to have this meal on Sunday but dh came home from the Canoe trip he and my oldest went on absolutely exhausted and several hours overdue so by the time we were all in the same place at the same time we decided to postpone our Father's Day meal and we ordered Pizza instead. Not such a great idea for the budget/wallet but we decided to call it a mercy meal and just roll with it. I'm glad we did, we were all over done and over tired from the weekend.

Tueday- Pan fried fish and french fries

Wednesday- Sausage patties, eggs and fried potatoes

Thursday- BLT'S- my oldest has scouts so this will be a fast meal when he gets home!!

Friday- Loaded Stromboli for the adults, mini hm pizzas and bread sticks for the kiddos and any leftover lettuce and tomato from BLT night will be made into a simple salad to go with the strombolis

Saturday- Burgers on the grill, on hm rolls, garlic roasted potatoes

Sunday- It's a toss up I've got a whole chicken in the freezer but I also have some ribs frozen as well. I guess it will depend on what dh is craving and if he has to work or not. There's been mention of some upgrades or something that he has coming up, he'll be working from home but depending on how involved the work is he might have time for a big Sunday type meal or he might just want something quick so he can get back to work.

So there ya go that is our meal plan for the week.

I forsee us needing Milk, eggs, tomatoes, and possibly mozzarella cheese but nothing else. I need to check the freezer seems to me like I have mozzarella cheese. If I do that would be awesome. Trying hard to stay out of the stores. Money is tight and it seems to only be getting tighter and I need to cut back where ever I can so that I can have the money for back to school needs.

I've clipped my coupons as well and will see if there are any "can't pass up" deals when I go out to get the few items I need for this meal plan.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Menu this week 6/10-6/16

Yep, late posting this again. Oh well I'm trying to be better about it, I need to be more accountable so that we eat out less and spend less. Having a plan has helped me do that in the past and with school getting out soon and my eating machines being here all day everyday I need to be on top of meals, snacks and I need them to be frugal so my hope is that having a plan will do that for me.

Monday (last night, lol) We had Italian Sausage links, onions, peppers over rice

Tuesday ( or tonight's dinner) We'll being having Fried Chicken Salads with hm croutons made with leftover hot dog rolls.I've made these before with a recipe at a restaurant I worked at in my teens. The batch I am making today will be by the seat of my pants and from memory. My oldest would eat these like chips so I'm hoping they turn out, it will do wonders for leftover bread from cookouts and such. Is is me or do there always seem to be an odd number of buns leftover from cookouts?? What ever buns don't end up as Croutons will be made into bread crumbs and I want to try my hand at Homemade Shake and Bake.

Wednesday: Beef and Shrimp Kabobs either over rice or with baked potatoes- My oldest is "graduating" from 5th grade/elementary school and moving on to the big league of MIDDLE SCHOOL so we're celebrating a bit!!! I'm planning on making a pan of brownies and having some icecream to go with it!!!

Thursday: Spaghetti/Manicotti, garlic bread

Friday: Baked Chicken Pieces, mashed potatoes, green beans and hm rolls- My oldest is headed out for a weekend of scout camping and I want to send him off with sufficiant meal before he leaves. I swear they don't feed those boys enough. They come home from these camping trips RAVENOUS!!! lol Could be they eat just fine and they're just growing boys, but at any rate I want to make them a decent meal before they leave!!

Saturday: Is supposed to be BEAUTIFUL so I am planning on burgers on the grill!!

Sunday  Is Father's Day and I want to drop by the cemetary to visit my daddy, and then come home and honor my children's Daddy with a decent meal on the grill. I am truly blessed to have had the father I had, and blessed again for my children to have the father they have.  One of my daddy's favorite thing to grill out  just so happens to be one of my hubby's favorite thing to grill out too and that  is BBQ CHICKEN.  I can take it or leave it but I plan on marinating some chicken in greek seasoning and also grilling some BBQ chicken as well. It will be a chicken feast which is right up my Hubby and sons's alley!!

Enjoy your week!!!