Menu Plan Monday – October 12th

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on October 11, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

***Want to know what fruits and veggies are in season this fall???  Here is a complete list.

Ooh.  Ooh.  And pomegranates are back…and cheaper than last year!  They are on sale for $1.25 each at my store this week.  I’ll post a “how to” vlog this week!  They are filled with powerful antioxidents.  The seeds are great to munch on…and are even better mixed into a smoothie!  More details coming soon. 

Pumpkin Pancakes
Cream of Rice with Blueberries
Cold Cereal and Fruit
Scrambled Eggs and Toast

PBJ Rollups and Fruit
Pasta with Marinara with Smoothies
Chicken Strips and Fruit


Monday - NEW $5 Dinner Challenge begins! 

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Special!!!

Wednesday – Steak and Salad

ThursdaySweet and Sour Chicken (double for freezer)

Friday – Waffles, Sausage and Fruit (double for freezer)

Saturday – Spaghetti

Sunday - Preschool Cookout

TO BAKE/MAKE: Cranberry Apple Muffins

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!

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Susie's Homemade October 12, 2009 at 9:59 am

Looks like a GREAT week:-)


Biz October 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

Can’t wait to see what the slow cooker special is! I just made pulled bbq pork in my crockpot, which my non-meat eating daughter said was delicious! Gotta love when that happens! :D


Angie October 12, 2009 at 11:09 am

Yes, pomegranates are ready now. I just harvested my 4 trees and have well over 500 pomegranates. I make pomegranated jelly every year for Christmas. This year I am also making Pomegrante-Blueberry and Pomegranate-Blackberry jams. SOOO Good. Thanks to my friends who picked wild berries while on their vacation. Enjoy them while they are here, they go too fast.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 12, 2009 at 11:38 am


WOW! You will be quite busy with those pomegranates! And the jams sound lovely! Enjoy them!!!


Denise October 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Could you share your recipe for Pumpkin Pancakes? They sound very good!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom October 12, 2009 at 3:28 pm


I’ll see if I can squeeze the pumpkin pancake recipe in soon!


The Prudent Homemaker October 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm

My pomegranates are almost ready. They are in semi-shade, so they are taking a little longer than others in town, but we are looking forward to them.


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