Menu Plan Monday – June 29th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 28, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Since we spent 2 days last week eating saltines and drinking Ginger Ale, I decided this week will be another “pantry challenge” week!  I plan to run to Kroger later in the week to grab some “freebies” in the big Daytona 300 sale, plus a few things for the following week.  I like “lite” shopping weeks, when I can rely on what I’ve got stashed in the fridge and freezer!

I also would like to keep better track of what we’ll have for breakfast and lunch as well.  With the new dietary restrictions, I’m finding that coming up with ideas lunch is quite challenging…without cheese cubes and yogurt!

Breakfasts
Mini Bagels with PB, Peach
Cream of Rice with Blueberries and Honey
Rice Krispies with Honey, Banana
Blueberry or Raspberry Muffins
Scrambled Eggs with Fruit
Rice Krispies with Honey, Banana
Pancakes with Strawberry Syrup (our new Sunday favorite!!!)

Lunches
Chicken Strips, Sweet Potatoes, Fruit Salad
PB Honey Sandwiches, Watermelon
Leftover Pasta Salad, Canteloupe
PBJ Roll-Ups, Fruit Salad
Tuna with Crackers, Carrots and Sweet Potatoes
Leftovers

Dinners

Monday - Beef Roast with Squash from the Garden

Tuesday – Scrambled Eggs, Toast and Fruit

Wednesday – Pasta Salad

Thursday – Beef Stroganoff (Using leftover beef roast)

Friday – Grill with Crockpot Pork and Beans

Saturday – Festival plus Grill with MIL, BIL, SIL…and perhaps Smores while we watch the fireworks!?!?!

Sunday - Church Dinner

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!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Susie's Homemade June 28, 2009 at 7:18 pm

It looks great!

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Christine June 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I really like your fruit salad idea! SUmmer is the perfect time to do this!

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Leah June 28, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Dairy free cheese is difficult because it never tastes the same as the real thing and its a lot more expensive. If soy is okay, then the Follow Your Heart brand is yummy and comes in blocks a couple of different flavors. Or you could use the Galaxy Rice Vegan cheese (purple label). It comes in wrapped slices like Kraft singles and makes a good grilled cheese sandwich. Galaxy makes other rice cheese that is not vegan and it is not dairy free. For yogurt, my favorite is So Delicious coconut yogurt. Its REALLY expensive ($2 a container) but it contains live cultures so I buy one container and use it to make homemade yogurt in the yogurt maker (following the recipe with a powdered milk sub like rice milk and then coconut or almond milk. I’ll also sometimes add1 tsp of gelatin to make the yogurt a little thicker but its not necessary). I can usually get 12 or more containers of homemade yogurt from that one container.

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LB Moore June 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm

Love fruit salads! Just posted a dressing for fruit salads also!

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