Monday, July 28, 2008

Menu Plans For a Very Crazy Week!!! 7/27-8/2

We are usually a family of five (3 adults, 1 teen, 1 child), but this week the teen is at her dad's and Grandma has other plans, so I guess it's going to be an easy eat-what-we-have week. (Next week might also be an eat-what-we-have week). But the reason we are having these weeks are because I am taking a break from coupon & CVS shopping this week, because we have no $$$ for this in our budget. And why am I happy about this?!?

  • We have overflowing refrigerator, freezer, and cupboards.
  • We just finished paying off our last consumer credit account. My stove, microwave, and refrigerator that we got from Lowes on their 12 mo. no interest, no payment plan. We were actually able to pay it off before paying a dime in interest. Yeah!

Ok, so here's the plans.


Oatmeal, Dry cereal (using up all those close to free boxes thanks to Kroger), eggs with toast or rice cakes, pancakes, banana, pumpkin, or blackberry quick bread muffins

Lunches: Usually leftovers or a baked potato and salad


Monday: salad (including lettuce from our garden and dandelion greens)tacos, homemade refried beans, grapes

Tuesday: salad, salmon patties, macaroni & cheese (with free macaroni thanks to meijer), homemade fries, green beans (from our garden)

Wednesday: salad, soup beans, homemade bread/gluten-free biscuits, carrot & celery sticks

Thursday: salad with shredded cabbage included, chicken (deboned &frozen from last week's whole chicken) with rice (made with chicken broth from last week's whole chicken - frozen), and frozen mixed veggies (nearly free - thanks meijers) stir-fried and served in a taco shell with salad dressing or salsa on.

Friday: salad, homemade hamburger helper, oven baked potato wedges, green beans, biscuits

Saturday: salad, chili soup, crackers, peanut butter and celery and carrot sticks, homemade bread/gf biscuits

We will no doubt have some leftovers, which we use for lunches and/or freeze extras for another day!

On a side note, we are getting those pesky moths that get into your dry cereals and such. Anyone know any helpful ways of getting rid of these things, besides fumigating the house?


Teresa said...

Two things for the moths...

First, when you buy anything if you can freeze it for two weeks, I've heard that is supposed to help

Second, if you take bay leaves and place one leaf on several different shelves in your pantry they are said to repel pests

Linda said...

Your menu sounds great. I really enjoyed reading your site. Congratulation on being debt-free. We only have our house payment. It feels great doesn't it.

Calina said...

Thanks! It feels great to be debt free! Thanks for stopping by!

Calina said...

Thanks for the advice. I'll try anything at this point. I'd hate to lose our stockpile to those pesky critters!

Thanks for stopping by!

Amy said...

Hey - we're eating from our stockpile this week too! Loved seeing what your doing, it gave me some ideas.