Weekly Menu

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Registered: 09-15-2003
Weekly Menu
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Tue, 01-10-2012 - 9:28am

I know we talked about posting our weekly menus, well here is mine for the week.

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Registered: 10-31-1999
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 10:42am

I was the one who suggested it and then forgot to do it! What a ninny I am sometimes... lol

I have 4 meals.... not sure what night we'll have what...

Chili w/cheese, sour cream, crackers, etc.
Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Vegetable Soup
Spaghetti w/tossed salad & homemade garlic bread
Macaroni & Cheese w/leftover taco meat and green beans on the side

I too am trying to use stuff I have on hand in the pantry and/or freezer. I probably have 8 - 1 lb. boxes of spaghetti noodles.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:15pm

I came up with a list of things that the boys will eat and then just rotated them for 2 1/2 weeks on the calendar.

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Registered: 07-23-1998
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 12:45pm

Sometimes I can plan what I'm having for the week but more times than not I have no clue. I'm not a planner by nature. I know I should be but it's not in me.

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Registered: 06-29-2007
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 1:07pm
Let see we have a chicken salad, shake and bake pork and a veggie, spaghetti and garlic bread, chili dogs and a veggie tray.

Evey really likes salad and we just discovered this, she especially loves lettuce of any type so I think we are going to eat more spinach salads

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Registered: 09-15-2003
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 1:09pm
Shelly - $180 for two weeks is great!

Missy - I dont think planning is for everyone. I like to make lists. Brings out my inner geek! I just got an app for my new computer and set up a check register and monthly budget. I love it! But that makes me a little OCD I think:) I'm also trying to make a game out of saving money in the vain hope that i will actually stick with it.
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Registered: 07-23-1998
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 1:30pm

Not a bad thing, Candice.

Shelly, $180 for 2 weeks? That's awesome!!! I spent $300 on Thursday and we only have hamburger meat to show for it. The rest was contact solution, vitamins, cleaning supplies, toothpaste etc.......

We ran out of bread last night and Ray looked and me and said, "What did you buy for $300?" I wanted to bonk him on the head. He has no clue what the cost of everything is these days.

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Registered: 05-04-2011
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:20pm

I'm a few days late, but we'll see what I can remember and go from there.

Saturday: everyone sick

Sunday: roast pork, leftover mashed potatoes, and cesar salad

Monday: boy-free -- cream of fridge soup and spicy chicken wings

Tuesday: tortellini with leftover sauce, garlic bread, and salad

Wednesday: oriental-type chicken, rice, green beans

Thursday: leftovers?

Friday: some sort of different pasta recipe

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Registered: 05-04-2011
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:27pm

Candice, does anyone else make use of your lists?

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Registered: 02-12-2002
In reply to: cgirl2003
Tue, 01-10-2012 - 4:49pm

I am with you Missy.

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Registered: 07-03-2008
In reply to: cgirl2003
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 9:27am

Yeah it was only $180, but you all must remember it is just me and 2 boys that don't like to eat much of anything LOL Plus, instead of shopping at Wal-Mart for the bulk of our food, I got what I KNEW wasn't available at Save-A-Lot and bought what I needed there, then went to Save-A-Lot and got the majority of our stuff. It may not be a "name brand" but most of the time it's all the same stuff. This Save-A-Lot used to have a really NASTY meat selection, when you walked into the store it smelled like rotten meat, but they have a great selection now. And they run a special 5 for $19.99 on a variety of meats. I got 2- 3 pound packages of hamburger, 2 packs of 3 steaks and 1 pack of beef tips to use for soup or stirfry or something like that. I also for 2- 3 pound packages of BLSL chicken breast for $2.99 each!!!!! So like when I lay out the hamburger, like i did today, I will use part of it for tacos tonight and then the rest for burgers tomorrow night :)

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