2012 Menu Planning: 7/15 – 7/21/12

Hot, hot, hot!  Keeping cool, and keeping the kitchen cool, is a priority right now.  So it’s going to be another microwave, stovetop and grill week.  We’re down to three this week, and two on two evenings.  So I’m anticipating some changeups throughout the week.  For now, here’s what’s on our menus this week.  Be sure to leave YOUR menu in a comment below.

Sunday: Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (chicken .88/#, ham .99, Swiss ~.50, other ingredients ~.50), green salads (.40).  About $3.75.  (This recipe was way too much effort for the result!  I’ll try something easier next time.)

Monday:  Crustless quiches (eggs .99/doz, so .33 each quiche; cheeses $1/2 cups; misc leftovers), salads (.40).  Trying a microwave recipe.  About $2.00.

Tuesday:  Grilled teriyaki pork tenderloin (3.00), rice (.30), stir-fry vegs (.60).  About $4.00.

Wednesday:  Italian frozen meal (microwave) for two ($1), green salads (.30).  About $1.30.

Thursday:  Chicken Fajitas for two (chicken .88/#, peppers .99, onion .20), brown rice (.30).  About $2.40.

Friday:  Hormel pork roast ($2), carrots (.20), noodles (.45), salads (.40).  About $3.10.

Saturday: Chicken (.88/#) tacos (tortillas 1.24), rice (.40).  About $2.75.

These dinners for my family of three (including a farm-working teen male-child) will cost about $19.30. Not bad.  Still trying to get it lower.  Lots of great greens these days, and fruits for lunches and snacks.

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

For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday.


15 thoughts on “2012 Menu Planning: 7/15 – 7/21/12

  1. I like how you incorporate the cost of each meal into your planning. One of the ways that I’ve learned to lower our overall grocery budget is to calculate the per-meal cost and see if some of the more expensive meals can be reduced or altered. Great job!


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