Sunday, January 8, 2012

Weekly Menu Planning #2

It's week 2 already. I guess this year is going to try to fly by me too. While I might not be able to control time, at least I will be organized and frugal as possible.

The house is finally back to normal schedules and the older kids are gone. So hopefully my grocery budget will creep back down. The bad news is I am $15.79 over budget this week and for week one $22.34 bringing my negative total to $38.13. BOOO!!!! I keep telling myself it isn't too bad considering we had New Years Eve and company.

Now back to regular life! Phew!

I am dusting off some family favorites this week. My family got neglected in the weeks leading up to the holidays due to my busy baking season. So this is our menu this week.

Parmesan Crusted Talipia
Roasted Asparagus
Baked potato

Sticky Chicken
Cheesy Corn casserole
Spinach salad with lemon vinaigrette

Homemade Pizza with whole wheat crust
Pepperoni for the kids
Canadian bacon with pineapple and jalapenos for hubby and I

Leftover night (Probably Wednesday)

Ham and beans with homemade cornbread
(made with yummy ham bone from the holidays)

Soup and salad (french onion and some crusty bread)

One night for sure we will be running around like maniacs and just forage through the refrigerator. Does anyone else do that? Oops. told on myself!

So that's the week in food. What's cookin' in your neck of the woods? Have a wonderfully frugal week!!! 

I just wanted to add that I will be linking up with Susie at SusieQTpies Scraps of Life for Menu Planning Monday. I just love her blog and am so glad I found it. Go check her out!
                                                     Hugs, Deb


Alycia Nichols said...

Hey, Deb!!! Happy New Year, sister! I applaud those of you who are able to create a weekly menu and stick with it. I'm one of those folks who eats based on what I'm feeling like that day. I keep the freezer and pantry well-stocked, so I usually have the ingredients for what I want to cook. Life would probably be a lot easier, though, if I created a menu for Sunday - Saturday and just hung in there with it. As for the frugal part, we've had to be super frugal these past 8 months or so, and I have just sucked it up and gone with it. This, too, shall pass! :-) Have a wonderful week, my sweet!

Frugal in Florida said... have that parmesan crusted tilapia recipe on site here somewhere? I've got some in the freezer that I should probably be cooking next week ... and yes, we all stare in the fridge hoping/praying that something will jump out for dinner :) ... at least 2 times a week even WITH a menu plan!

SusieQTpies Scraps said...

THank you!! I did repin your post! Tomorrow come link up your dips! I'm off to follow your blog and look around! Susie