2013 Menu Planning: 6/16-6/22/13

wklydindealsI’m likin’ this summertime!  The weather has been bee.you.tee.ful.  Our schedule is busy, but quite workable.  #2 has a class Mon-Thurs, and then we volunteer at Project Hope on Fridays.  #1 has been on his own, hanging with the bros and working, with mini-trips throughout the summer.  DH has been conditioning for our trip to Colorado, and hard at work on projects with deadlines.  I’m handling the duties of CEO, CFO, COO and chef.  It’s all good.  Here’s what’s on our dinner menus this week.

Sunday:  Out to a HUGE lunch at Lazlo’s, and there was no room for dinner.  So. Bloated.  (Our meals took forever to arrive, so the manager comp’ed them, which was totally unexpected, but a nice gesture.  Did not like the waiter; loved the friendly manager.)

Monday:  Leftover roast beast sandwiches from Saturday (oops, I didn’t report that last week) (2.99/#, so about 1.50),  makeshift “sloppy joes” (because there’s not enough roast beast leftover) (ground beef 2.88/#, salsa 1.12), buns ($1), veggie plate (whatever we have in the way of produce that needs to be used).

Tuesday:  Chicken and rice casserole ($3.50), salads (.39, really).

Wednesday:  Leftover turkey from the freezer (.79/#) enchiladas (tortillas .88, cheese 1.25, homemade sauce), salads (this time .50).

Thursday:  Just 3 of us.  “G’s Favorite Chicken” (chicken breasts 1.33/#, stuffing mix .88, chicken soup .59), green beans (.34).

Friday:  Just 3 of us.  Burgers (2.88/#), buns (.88), Uncle Bill’s Microwave Potato Chips (.99/5#, so about .10), that veggie plate thing again.

Saturday:  Just 3 of us.  Home Date Night!  I may grill Friday’s burgers along with something for Saturday, to make it easy-peasy.

These seven dinners for us will cost about $25.  Keeping food expenses down is a challenge, but it’s happening.  Twists in the grocery competition here are helping.  Eating lighter is helping.  (Let’s just forget about Sunday, shall we?)  Yes, it’s all good these days.

So what’s on YOUR menu?

For more inspiration and awe, visit Menu Plan Monday at OrgJunkie.com.

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