Archive for the ‘Menu Plan’ Category

Menu Plan for May 30-June 5, 2011

  Happy Memorial Day to everyone!  We’re laying low today because we’ve already had a pretty busy weekend.  I think that it’s good to stop and reflect about why we celebrate the day, though.  Anyway, on to the Menu Plan! Breakfast–Choice of: Muffins Pancakes Smoothie Cereal Yogurt Lunch–Choice of: Sandwich Quesadilla Chicken Rice Sack Lunch [...]

Menu Plan for May 15-22, 2011

Have you ever been in a meal rut?  You know what I’m talking about, where you find yourself cooking the same five dishes over and over and over again?  That’s where I feel that I am at now.  I’m a little bored with what we have been eating.  To that end, I have tried to [...]

Menu Plan Monday: Recovering

Have you ever had one of those weeks where the best-laid plans go awry?  Last week was one of those weeks.  To make a long story short, our stand-up freezer “went out” (more about this later this week!), and we had A LOT of lunch-meat ham to use.  To be specific, we had about 10 pounds of ham to use.  Luckily, it [...]

Why Meal Planning is Important

My Grandmother used to plan a menu every week.  She would sit down at the table with her recipes (she never actually used them), and write out what the meals were for every day of the week.   It took her about an hour because she was meticulous.  She would plan the first meal (usually Sunday Dinner), [...]

Menu Plan Monday: Changes in the Menu

Hello again!  Last week’s menu was a real hit.  Our favorite was the potato soup.  In fact, it was so good that we’re having it again this week. Pictures and the recipe are coming soon. We are on a streak of eating all of our leftovers for lunch.  That’s a really good thing for the food budget, [...]

My First Foray into Targeted Coupon Shopping (Or How Not to Save Money While Shopping)

Until a couple of weeks ago, my method for grocery shopping was pretty straightforward.  My monthly schedule was:  Commissary:  One time per month Costco:  One time per month Wally-World:  one or two times per month For the most part, this worked for me.  Staying out of the stores is a good way to keep your [...]

Menu Plan Monday: Grocery Game Edition

The “grocery game” bug recently bit me; therefore, my shopping habits are currently in limbo.  Usually, I would go to the Commissary once a month, to Costco once a month, and finally to Wal*Mart once or twice a month.  Because of this new couponing system, I find myself in a lot more stores weekly instead [...]

Menu Plan Monday–First Link Up Edition

This is my very first time to join the Menu Plan Monday Linky.  I am excited.  I have been meal planning on and off for years in varying forms.  Seriously, I think that I have used every method from “in my head” to “on the calendar.”  I have found, though, that meal planning is the [...]

Menu Plan Monday

This is my very first time to join the Menu Plan Monday Linky.  I am excited.  I have been meal planning on and off for years in varying forms.  Seriously, I think that I have used every method from “in my head” to “on the calendar.”  I have found, though, that meal planning is the [...]