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Menu Plan Monday…

January 23, 2012

Happy Monday. How blessed we are to have another week together. I just love food and cooking for my family. It is a blessing to know that I can put good food on the table and help to give my family a healthy meal.

Tip for the week: Shop at a store that sells in bulk, i.e., Sam’s, Costco. The key to shopping at these store is knowing the prices at your local grocery store. Take a calculator and take the time to figure out the unit price of the items in bulk and then compare the prices. I recently discovered that I had been paying $.68 per can of diced tomatoes and I can get them in bulk for $.62 each. We use a lot of diced tomatoes, so this is an item that I am now buying in bulk. If you do not use a lot of an item, then you need to decide if it is worth buying in such large quantities. Will you use it fast enough, can you freeze it, etc.

By shopping in bulk, I am able to keep my food budget down. I am able to feed our family of five for at or under around $400 a month. My trips to our local market are just for the individual items that we need for the week and toiletries.

Do you shop in bulk? Let me know your tips if you do. Leave a comment below!

Our menu for this week looks like this:

Breakfast:
Blueberry Pancakes
Egg Casserole in Muffin Cups
French Toast and Sausage
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Breakfast Burritos

Lunch:
Grilled Ham and Cheese, Fruit
Mini Pizzas
Chicken Nuggets and Fresh Vegetables
Leftovers
PB&J and Bananas

Snacks:
Sliced Apples with Peanut Butter
Muffins
Cheese Cubes with Pretzel Sticks
Pretzel Bites
Mandarin Oranges

Dinner:
Red Beans and Rice
Speedy Black Bean Soup - Look for the recipe later in the week
Beef Roast, Rice and Gravy, Green Beans – Follow the instructions on my Shepherd’s Pie recipe for preparing the roast
Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Vegetable
Grilled Pork Chops, Au Gratin Potatoes, and Vegetable
Grilled Fish, Vegetable, and Bread
Lasagna and Garlic Bread

I’m hungry just writing this post!! Is it time to eat?!? LOL.

Have a great week!

I’m linking up with Laura over at Organizing Junkie.
You can check out other menus there.
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Aunt Nathelle permalink
    January 23, 2012 1:59 PM

    I just checked out the recipe for the egg casserole in muffin cups. Can’t wait to try these!! I’m enjoying all the great ideas for meals – thanks! xox

  2. January 23, 2012 9:35 PM

    We do shop at Sam’s Club for toiletries. And my hubby’s Equal. Smart and Final has great prices on chicken most weeks.

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