2012 Menu Planning: 8/5 – 8/11/12

Crazy doesn’t begin to describe our week at Chez CT!  There’s something (or multiple somethings) going on every day and evening.  I’m making use of the Crock Pots and make-ahead strategies to put healthy meals on the table quickly.

Well-stocked coffers are the real blessing this week, and I am so grateful for Daily Bread!  I’m making do with bean selections and the pasta sauce ingredients, getting creative with the casserole, and enjoying a family outing during which I don’t cook!

So here’s what’s on our dinner menus this week.  Share yours!

Sunday:  Leftovers from #1’s food service job!  Plus carrots (.30).  About .30.

Monday:  Crock Pot “Santa Fe Chicken” (chicken $2, corn .21, beans .49, chiles .50, broth .59), rice (.30).  About $4.25, and the chicken was “different.”

Tuesday:  Pasta (.89) with homemade creamy Parmesan sauce (~$1), salads (.30).  About $2.25.

Wednesday:  Beef casserole (beef 1.88, salsa 1.20, seasonings ~.20, chips .50, cheese .75).  About $4.60.

Thursday:  Swiss chicken (chicken $2, sauce ~.75, cheese .50, breading ~.20), green beans (.21).  About $3.75.

Friday:  BLTs!  (Bacon $1, bread .60, lettuce .20, tomato ~.75), sweet potato fries (.90).  About $3.50.

Saturday:  Out!

These dinners for my family of four will cost about $18.75.  Awesome!  A variety of meals, tastes, and costs, too!  The leftovers (ham, chicken, roast beef, potatoes) were great, too.  Easy is the name of this game.  Wish the upcoming senior year would be so easy.

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

For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday.


2 thoughts on “2012 Menu Planning: 8/5 – 8/11/12

  1. I’m always impressed with your menus and their price! We were out of town until yesterday so no menu plan yet. Last week didn’t really go as planned so most of it will just carry over and get plugged in this week.


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