Monday, April 23, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Hey y'all! How was your weekend? B and I were busy with spring cleaning, I swear it never ends.

We finally took the time to rent a Rug Doctor to clean our carpets. We have been wanting to do it for several months but I was waiting on the right time. When I checked Rug Doctor's website and found several coupons I knew it was the right weekend. We were able to save $14, only making it $50 to clean our entire house and a couch. I found a $5 mail in rebate, $2.50 off the machine, $1.50 off of cleaner and the Dollar General {where we rented it} had a $5.00 off any $25.00 purchase. So it was a great deal - it took several hours to complete but it was well worth it!

Sunday was our normal running errands and laundry - normally this includes a grocery store run but not this weekend. I am happy to say that we are still running on the grocery run we did last week when we started the self imposed $60 Challenge. One thing this taught me is B and I wasted a ton of food before. We ended up having left overs two nights last week, so that allowed for one meal to run over to this week. Also, to be fair we are still freezer/pantry shopping this week. By using what we already have on hand this is what our weekly menu plan looks like:

Homemade Banana Muffins

B will take (2) ham/cheese sandwhiches with chips, fruit cup, granola bar and crackers each day or left overs since he found a microwave at his new job.
I made tuna salad and egg salad for sandwiches to last me through the week switching days as I choose, with this I will take a fruit cup, graham crackers with peanut butter, and pringles.

Monday: Baked chicken, Green Beans and Rice {We used the new Kraft Fresh Takes and we really liked it! We tried the Colby Jack and Bacon mix it was yummy! If you want to try it, visit Kraft Fresh Take for a .50 off coupon, if you shop at Kroger like I do they will double it to $1.00 off.}
Tuesday: Turkey Chili with Sweet Corn Bread
Wednesday: BBQ Pork Shoulder Steak (crockpot) with Baked Potatoes
Thursday: Jambalaya with sausage and chicken (from last week which was never cooked)
Friday: Left Over Buffet
Saturday: Date Night!!
Sunday: Homemade pizza and wings
I'm thinking we will be able to make the rest of this week on the milk and eggs we have. I normally keep frozen fruit on hand so we should have enough to make our fruit cups for lunch. Since our freezer was pretty full with meats we didn't have to go buy anything. I know this won't happen all the time, but since I stock up on meat when we have a good sale, I think I should be able to do this every few months!

What is on your menu for this week? Are you sticking to a better budget or trying any new meal ideas? Did you do any spring cleaning this weekend? I can't wait to hear what you all are up to!

1 comment:

  1. Your meals sound really yummy! I found a new recepie for chicken parmesian I am going to try this week!