Tuesday, July 01, 2008

My Menu for the Next Two Weeks

Okay, well, we've been seriously trying to cut back on our expenses, and so I have gone back to making out a menu for two weeks like I used to do. Shane keeps asking me to simplify our meals, as I really like to cook...most of the time!

Making a two week menu usually helps me with my grocery bill, and I find it helps me with my daily planning. I don't have to think about what I'm going to make every morning. I've decided that since Shane is off on Saturdays, and we decided that's our family day, that I will cook a bigger breakfast, and we'll have dessert on Saturday evenings before our family movie or game. I usually stick to my menu plan, unless I have a massive amount of leftovers that need to be eaten-but we don't mind leftovers at all. And, keep in mind, that Shane is home every day for lunch.

I've also been getting up at 7am the past couple weeks and making breakfast for everyone. I find I get so much more done in my day when I get up early! It's been amazing. So, here is my two week menu:

Monday:
breakfast-oatmeal
lunch-tuna sandwiches, soup, crackers
dinner-Spinach Strawberry Salad with chicken, homemade spelt bread

*the spelt bread was AMAZING, by the way! It took all day to prepare, but I think I might start making a batch a week. Plus, it's a great arm workout, since you have to knead it for 20 minutes! But, it was worth it. yummy! I did make shoefly pie, too, since we had company. It was...good, but different. Probably won't make it again! :)

Tuesday:
breakfast-homemade peanut butter muffins, fruit
lunch-egg salad sandwiches, soup
dinner-spaghetti, garlic bread, salad

*the muffins were very good! I got the recipe from the muffin recipes site I posted a few days ago.

Wednesday:
breakfast-pancakes
lunch-leftovers
dinner-chicken, fresh green beans, potatoes

Thursday:
breakfast-cereal or toast
lunch-hot dogs, mac-n-cheese
dinner-hamburgers, corn on the cob

Friday:
breakfast-oatmeal
lunch-fried egg sandwiches, apple slices
dinner-pesto quiche, salad

Saturday:
breakfast-eggs, bacon, toast
lunch-leftovers
dinner-Cheese and Sausage Strata, salad, blueberry buckle for dessert

Sunday:
breakfast-muffins at home or donuts at church
lunch-Onion Pie (with peanut butter/jelly sand. option!), salad
dinner-Sunday dinners are a free-for-all at our home. usually it's popcorn or snacks!

Monday:
breakfast-oatmeal
lunch-lunchmeat sandwiches, chips
dinner-Tacos, chips-n-salsa, cheese dip

Tuesday:
breakfast-muffins, yogurt
lunch-chili dogs, mac-n-cheese, salad option
dinner-black beans and rice, salad, bread

Wednesday:
breakfast-pancakes
lunch-pb&j sandwiches, chips, apple slices
dinner-spaghetti, garlic bread, salad

Thursday:
breakfast-cereal or toast
lunch-blt sandwiches, salad, chips
dinner-Wild Game Braise(venison), veggies, potatoes

Friday:
breakfast-oatmeal
lunch-leftovers
dinner-Top Sirloin Steak, baked potatoes, veggie

Saturday:
breakfast-eggs, bacon, toast
lunch-Greek salad, bread (pb&j option)
dinner-roast chicken, salad, veggie, cupcakes

Sunday:
breakfast-muffins at home or donuts at church
lunch-leftovers

2 comments:

katy k. said...

Kari, would you like to come to my house and cook???? :) I practically live on bagels and cereal, although I've been trying to cook more meat lately on my g. foreman grill.
Planning to drive to PA for Thanksgiving this year and I want to stop for an hour or two to see you guys - I'd have driven thru Lexington anyway, why not just pop on up to Frankfort? It would be either the monday or tuesday before thanksgiving.

Kari said...

Sure, I'd love to come cook! I always thought it would be a fun job-to cook for others! :) I would LOVE to have you here! That would be fun! Sounds good. Keep me updated as to your plans. And, as long as we're in town (might be in Indy?), we'd love to have you! :) You still need to remind me of the Jama connection...?