Menu Plan Monday – July 6

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 5, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

So…it’s gonna be another Pantry Challenge Week for me this next week!  Partly because I only have a few meals to make, as we have family coming into town later in the week…and partly because we still have lots leftover from the weekend!  I’ll plan to make a smaller trip to the grocery store later in the week for next week.  I’ve changed my grocery shopping “day” to Friday/Saturday, shopping for the weekend and following week…and like it so far!  I’ve mostly shopped on Monday or Tuesday, but it didn’t seem to “mesh” with my meal planning schedule…so we’re trying this out for a bit!

Breakfasts
Almond, Raspberry and Blueberry Muffins
Cereal with Rice Milk, Banana
Frozen Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry/Honey Syrup
Rice Krispies with Honey, Watermelon
Scrambled Eggs, Watermelon
Cream of Rice with Blueberries and Honey
Pancakes with Fresh Strawberry/Honey Syrup

Lunches
Leftover Pork Chops and Salad, Fruit Smoothie
PB Roll Ups, Watermelon
Spaghetti
Hummus, Crackers, Watermelon and Sweet Potatoes
Leftovers
Out for Lunch
Out for Lunch

Monday - Grilled Salmon, Squash from the Garden, Rice with Garden Greens

Tuesday – Chicken Tetrazinni, Corn on the Cob

Wednesday – Crockpot Black Beans and Rice, Corn on the Cob

ThursdayPumpkin Chocolate Chip Waffles (x2 to have a batch in the freezer), Watermelon

Friday – Family in Town

Saturday – Family in Town

Sunday - Grill Steak and/or Shrimp

To Make/Bake: Fruit Salad, Zucchini Pineapple Bread

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!

Thanks to Andrea at Mommy Snacks and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!

Be sure to check in at Bargain Meal of the Week for more great and inexpensive meal ideas for what’s on sale at your store!!!

All the BEST menu plans can be found every week at OrgJunkie.com!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne G. July 5, 2009 at 9:41 pm

Hi Erin!
We grocery shop on Saturday or Sunday. It works out great because I have Martin’s help and it is much easier from a meal planning perspective. I hope it continues to work out for you guys too :)

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Carole July 6, 2009 at 1:18 am

Oh, I hate shopping on Friday or Saturday. I find that Thursday is best. The produce is the freshest, the lines aren’t as bad, and the sales have just started. I plan my menus on Wed. when I get the sale papers.

Loss leader shopping is the way to go!

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The Accidental Hausfrau July 6, 2009 at 6:39 am

Oooh, a new zucchini bread recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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Sarah Kuhlman July 6, 2009 at 7:16 am

Erin,
Found a cookbook I’m exited about. “Fix, Freeze, Feast” It’s geared for clubhouse shoppers but easily adapts for stockpilers. It has quadruple meal size recipes that freeze well. Book includes reheat directions. It also has a recipe for homemade refried beans.

I’m hoping to put some meals up for when farmhand #3 arrives.

Congrats on finishing you cookbook draft.

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Veronica July 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Hi! I’m from Colombia, and I just found this web page through our local newspaper. I am really excited about it and very impressed with all the tips and recipes I found in your page. Unfortunatelly there are some things we dont find in Colombia like raspberries and blueberries, but I will try to use instead other ingredients. Congratulations and I hope to find more interesenting recipes!

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Johanna July 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

Great ideas!

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Mrs. White July 6, 2009 at 8:02 pm

I love how organized your menus are. They look wonderful!
Blessings
Mrs. White

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