One of my goals for the new year is to do a monthly menu plan. I have January's menu all worked out. It's working wonderfully for us already.
First I went to DLTK's calendar section and printed up a cute monthly calendar, then I wrote in one of my 30 some recipes. I don't think we'll be eating the same thing twice in a month. Now to make things easier, I just wrote in the main dinner idea. I will decide side dishes later by what we have on hand. I added this cute calendar to my homemaking binder so it doesn't get lost.
Here's this weeks plans:
Sunday: Salmon patties, oven baked potato wedges, leftover green beans, applesauce, salad - Approx cost $3.25
Monday: Our version of hamburger helper (made w/gf pasta, homemade broth, & probably ground turkey), baked potato, frozen mixed veggies (these are free w/coupons at kroger or meijer)Approx. cost $4.00
Tuesday: Breakfast dinner! Fried potatoes, onions & eggs - Approx cost $1.50 (We have our own chickens)
Wednesday: Spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread/gf biscuits, salad - Approx cost $3.50 (I can my own sauce from homegrown tomatoes)
Thursday: Veggie soup, bread, salad - approx cost $3
Friday: Sloppy joes, fries, celery/carrot sticks, applesauce - approx cost $4.50
Saturday: Potato soup, homemade bread/gf biscuits, celery/carrot sticks - approx cost $2.50
What's on your plate this week? Go to Organizing Junkie for more ideas.