Okay, it’s been a looong while since I posted our weekly menu. To beat the Monday morning blues, I’m writing this post days in advance and scheduling a later publish date. HA! Take that, demons of the aged! (That’d be me.)
Summer is here, but the temps are still lovely in the high 70s — a FAR cry from last year. But with crazy busy guys’ schedules, I haven’t been grilling much. I hope to change that this week. We have been eating well, though, and making great use of leftovers (4 meals for them from a pork roast, with chicken for me). I’ve been hitting the sales and loving the fresh produce variety.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts have been on sale here for a few weeks with the best deal at HyVee 3# for 3.77 with a mailer coupon. Also on sale for a while: broccoli crowns .99/#, leaf lettuces .99/head, and potatoes 5# russets .99. Double coupons at BnS/NoFrills made for lots of deals. And I’ve stumbled upon awesome meat deals (tenderized beef round steaks .55/#). Here’s what’s on our dinner menus this week.
Sunday: Chicken and Pepper “Fajitas” (always cheap and filling) (chicken 1.33/#, peppers 1.39 for 3 stoplight peppers), tortillas, possibly salad.
Monday: Smoked beef sausage (1.99) with rotini, kraut and butter (a family fave), with green beans (.33).
Tuesday: Hot dogs (.88) with buns (.88), chips (1.67), carrot and celery sticks.
Wednesday: Jalapeno Honey Pork Chops With Grilled Vegetables recipe from the newest Walmart ad, chicken cooked the same for me. The ad says 2.79/serving, but I can serve this for $4.50 for all. Serving this with brown rice.
Thursday: Grilled chicken breasts (1.33/#), Italian pasta salad (penne, pepperoni, peppers, onion, tomato, dressing), zucchini.
Friday: Grilled burgers, baked home fries.
These seven dinners for us will cost about $25. Groceries are getting outrageous, aren’t they?
So what’s on YOUR menu?
For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.com.