Sunday, June 17, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

A temporary (hopefully!) financial crunch has me on a frugal kick. One of the things that is absolutely invaluable right now is having a well-stocked pantry. The half side of beef in the freezer, plus my full pantry shelves all mean that my grocery budget is easily kept to a minimum for the next few weeks. One thing I've learned in all our years of turbulation, is to stay well-stocked when times are good. When crisis comes, whether it be financial, or perhaps a natural disaster, etc, you can rely on your pantry, which is a great help and comfort! Without further ado, here is our plan this week:

Monday: Chicken Drumsticks (we'll try these on the grill), Baked Beans, coleslaw, corn bread

Tuesday: Enchiladas, "Army Man Rice", Corn

Wednesday: Pasta and sauce, salad

Thursday: BBQ Beef Sandwiches (made a double batch of this last time and froze some, I'll be using the leftovers for this meal), Onion rolls, Chips, Corn on the Cobb, vegies&dip

Friday: Tuna Noodle Casserole, Salad

Saturday: French Dip Sandwiches with French Rolls, French Fries, and vegies&dip

Sunday: Grilled Steaks, cheesy grits, salad, bread and butter

If you want more dinner ideas, be sure to check out Organizing Junkie. Have a great week!


jennyr said...

wow! lots of recipes, thanks for sharing! mine's up!

Anne said...

Your recipes look great for cleaning out the pantry! Good luck with that- I've done the same thing! But it's a good reminder to stock up when you can and cut back when you have to! :) Have a wonderful week!! :) :)

tegdirb92 said...

we are having french dip this week too :) Have a great week--excellent plan.

Christi said...

Sounds great - we've been in the same "fix", so we've been eating from our pantry/freezer too.

Have a great week!

annie said...

Happy Monday!
Your menu looks delicious!
My Life as Annie!

Rational Jenn said...

Okay--I'm cooking my enchiladas RIGHT NOW! I'll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the tips.

Rational Jenn said...

The enchiladas were yum! My two year old absolutely scarfed them down. It was amazing to see, that.

MamaJen said...

Wow, Jenn - glad your toddler liked the enchiladas! We actually decided that we like our beef enchiladas with a red sauce better. However, I've got some leftover white sauce, and next week I'm going to try it with chicken and flour tortillas instead, see how we like that. I'll let you know! :-)