Menu Planning: 4/3-4/9/11 — Down to Basics Edition #6

This is late in posting, sorry.  No excuses except that I’m dog tired.  Two kids with back-to-back spring breaks!  What time to post?!

We’re still eating from pantry and freezer!  This coming Saturday is Scouting for Food (sponsored by ConAgra Foods), and for the rest of the month, the Feinstein Challenge continues (we donate to Project Hope Omaha.)  My bags are ready for donating, and I still know we can eat bountifully through mid-May!  Please go through your stashes and see what you can contribute to help others in your community.

This week I’m relying on tried and true freezer meals, as well as some “let’s see how this works” dinners.  I’ve even got a fresh meal or two in there.  I am so amazed at how well we eat, how well we are blessed.  And I continue to find great deals on produce to round out the cupboard foods.  Here’s what’s planned for dinner at our home this week:

Sunday:  tomato soup (.16/can x 2) with grilled ham and cheese sandwiches (ham 1.99/pkg x .5, cheese .02 each, bread .99/loaf x .5) – About $1.98 for four

Monday:  frozen meatballs with sauce ($1), spaghetti (.59), broccoli (.43) – About $2.05 for four

Tuesday: Made-Up Southwest Chicken Casserole (chicken ~1.75, corn .25, Rotel .25, black beans .59, rice ~.50) – About 3.35 for four

Wednesday:  stuffed pasta shells (pasta .29, cottage cheese .99, sauce .34, moz .38), salads (.50) – About $2.50 for four

Thursday:  Asian boneless wings (~$3), rice (~.50), vegs (.88) – About $4.38

Friday:  beans (.59) and rice (~.50) with cheese (.38), biscuits (~.50) – About $1.97 for four

Saturday:  peppercorn pork tenderloin (3.98), noodles (.75), frozen green beans (.88) – About $5.61 for four

These menus will get my family through the week for about $22, but I have most of the ingredients on-hand already, so out of pocket cost is minimal. 

For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday. What’s on your menu? What deals are you putting to use?



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