2012 Menu Planning: 7/8 – 7/14/12

Relaxing attitude of summer is finally here at Chez CT!  Starting out lazy, because my Sundays are that way.  The rest is easy-peasy.  Thank goodness we’re expecting temps 20 degrees lower than the last few weeks, ’cause I feel like cooking.  Maybe on the grill!  In mid-week!  NO jury duty this week after all (I guess they didn’t have the cases they expected), so not as crazy as I anticipated.

For our dinners, there’s a little this and a little that.  Here’s what’s on our menus this week.  Be sure to leave YOUR menu in a comment below.

Sunday:  Jumbo dogs (.77), whole wheat buns (.50), sweet potato chips (1.30).  About $2.60.

Monday:  Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (~$2), salads (.50).  About $2.50.

Tuesday:  Crocked kraut (1.30), brats ($1.25), potatoes (.50).  About $3.10.

Wednesday:  Grilled burgers (~2.75), tortilla chips (.60).  About $3.40.  (Grilling tomorrow’s meat, too!)

Thursday:  Grilled pork chops (3.55), corn on the cob ($1), salads (.50).  About $5.10.

Friday:  Stuffed Shells (~$3), salads (.50).  About $3.50.

Saturday:  Grilled steaks (4.80 for the meal), potatoes (.50), green veg TBD (~$1).  About $6.30.

These dinners for my family of four (including a farm-working teen male-child) will cost about $26.50.  Yes, we eat more than this, for breakfast, lunch and snacks.  But we eat together as a family nearly every night, and planning this big chunk of budget is crucial to my wallet and my sanity!  It could get (and has) as high as $40/week for our dinners alone, if I let it get out of control.

Speaking of control, I’m going to be eating a bit less myself in the coming weeks.  Just 10-15 pounds.  And now that the weather’s bearable, I’m out the door right now for a walk.

What’s on your menu?  Leave us a comment!

For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday.


One thought on “2012 Menu Planning: 7/8 – 7/14/12

  1. I’m popping in for a visit from Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.
    Glad to hear that it’s cooler in your area. In Las Vegas we’re looking at temps over 110 this week. It was already 101 at 10am this morning. Being inside is the best place to be.
    You have a delicious menu planned.
    I hope you continue to enjoy the summer in your neck of the woods.


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