Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Menu Plan Week of 3/1

Sunday: Lentil Shepherds Pie (my 13 month old loves this!)

Monday: leftover shepherds pie

Tuesday: Veggie Infused Meatloaf, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes, Apples

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Refried Beans over Rice with Herbs and Veggies

Thursday: leftover rice and beans

Friday: Fiesta Beans and Nachos using those refried beans

Saturday: TBD


This week's bread: homemade French Bread

For baby: Applesauce

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Menu Plan Week of 2/22

We all had a stomach bug, so if this looks like a repeat of last week, it's because almost nothing got made.

Sunday: Veggie Lasagna

Monday: leftover lasagna

Tuesday: Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup (using leftover homemade french bread)

Wednesday: leftover soup

Thursday: Shakshuka

Friday: Lentil Shepherds Pie

Saturday: date night- kids get leftovers


Lunches: lot of leftovers!


To make:
French bread
Pumpkin Bread

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Menu Plan Week of 2/15



Sunday: Using leftover Slow Cooker Vegan Refried Beans to make Easy Fiesta Beans, Salads, kids have tortilla chips (none for me!)

Monday: Leftover Red Cabbage Sauerkraut, Bratwurst, and Mettwurst

Tuesday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie

Wednesday: Dinner at Wheat Penny for me with coworkers- family gets leftover shepherd's pie

Thursday: Shakshuka

Friday: BLT, raw veggies, salads,

Saturday: Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup, Veggie Lasagna

Sunday: leftover Veggie Lasagna and Soup


Also making:
White Bread using poolah technique from the Bread Baker's Apprentice
Slow Cooker Applesauce



Sunday, February 8, 2015

Menu Plan 2/8/15



Sunday: Homemade Pizza, Broccoli

Monday: Slow Cooker Refried Beans with Beef, Rice, Cheese, Cilantro, Salsa, salad

Tuesday: Leftover Beans and Rice, salad

Wednesday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie, Brussels Sprouts

Thursday: Leftover Shepherd's Pie, Salad

Friday: BLTs, Sweet Potato Cottage Fries

Saturday: Vegan Tortilla Soup (from Forks Over Knives)



Shopping costs this week :$144. Plans for $80-85 next week.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Menu Plan Week of 1/10/15


Saturday: Vegetarian Pasta e Fagioli, Rainbow Chard with Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Sunday: hunt and peck

Monday: Roasted Veggie Panini with Pesto (using jarred pesto), Sweet Potato Chips

Tuesday: BLT on Ezekiel Bread, Steamed Mixed Veggies

Wednesday: Homemade Pizza with Pepperoni, Corn

Thursday: Spaghetti with Sauteed Onions and Cannellini Beans, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Hunt and Peck

Breakfasts:
Chocolate Protein Smoothies
Oatmeal
Cheerios

Lunches:
Freezer Bean Burritos
Cheddar Polenta with Pesto

Total spent at the grocery store this week: $103- and that included organic baby formula! This will be the last can of formula I will ever have to buy- hallelujah!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Slow Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup (with extra okra, no pasta or blackeye peas, and homemade veggie stock)

Tuesday: Leftover soup

Wed: More leftover soup!

Thursday: Pork Chops, Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Friday: Lentil Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Cauliflower

Saturday: Lunch at Olive Garden with family. Hunt and peck dinner.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Menu Plan

I am fiddling with my grocery budget again. I dropped our CSA share, as I felt we were wasting money on foods (think, lots of kohlrabi) that we couldn't even give away. I will graduate with degree #3 in a month, and my workload is much less, so I am back to being able to cook from scratch more. I have been slipping on carrying cash to the store and carefully adding my anticipated totals, so I am back to basics, and averaging about $110/week, even including organic baby formula.

The good news is that we are free from dairy allergies, as my children successfully passed their challenges. We are not drinking cow's milk still, as after 5 years dairy free, none of us can tolerate a large amount of dairy, but it has expanded our menu a bit. We still have to work around a dye and fish allergy.

Saturday: Pork and Bean Soft Tacos (the fry bread sounds great, but too many calories for me)

Sunday: leftover, hunt and peck

Monday: Pioneer Woman Refried Beans (minus the jalapenos and mega butter), Seasoned Ground Beef, over Nachos and Fixins

Tuesday: Mexican Tomato Rice and Beans with leftover Refritos

Wednesday: Hunt and Peck

Thursday: BLTs on Ezekiel Bread, Roasted Cauliflower

Friday: Homemade Pizza with Turkey Pepperoni

Also planning a big batch cooking session:
Homemade Applesauce
Purees of Squash, Carrots, and Lentils/Rice for baby
Slow Cooker Veggie Stock
Pintos from dried in the slow cooker
Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (adjusting with less sugar and substituting applesauce for some butter)