9/24/10 Weekly menu ideas

I have been very much slacking on my blog. I also have been slacking at home in keeping to my routine. When I do make a menu and list it really pushes me to stay on track with my life and my budget.

I think tonight. (Friday) will be a eating out night. But for the rest of the week:

Saturday – Roasted chicken and veggies

yum yum

Sunday – Chilli

Monday – T-bones and chopped grilled red potato’s with onions and green peppers

Tuesday – Pork chops w/ rice pilaf and steamed brocolli.

Wednesday – grilled talapia w/ lemon herb and zuchinni

Thursday – Stuffed green peppers and mashed cauliflower…mmmm. haven’t made that in awhile.


9/16/10 weekly menu

So I haven’t posted a menu in longer than a week. I have been running in circles like a crazy person off their meds… which means that I have been going to Publix like everyday which I HATE! And gets expensive. So I have to plan my menu to gain some of my sanity back!

Thursday – Roasted Chicken, mac n cheese, broccoli

We are going camping this weekend so Wahoo!

Friday – Hotdogs of course baked beans corn on da cob

Saturday – Burgers and pasta salad

Sunday (FOOTBALL SUNDAY) – I’m getting an itch for chilli

Monday – (MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL) – homemade pizza and Italian salad

Tuesday – Steak or Chicken Fajitas blk beans and rice

Wednesday  – Grilled talapia w/ zucchini and wild rice

9/1/10 – menu plan

So, I’m supposed to be making South Western Chicken soup tonight but I have a bunch of broccoli and I have been craving cream of broccoli soup so I think that will replace the original and I can save that for another day this week.

This week menu looks like this:

  • Wednesday 9/1/10 – Homemade cream of broccoli soup and BLT’s
  • Thursday 9/2/10 – Chipotle style steak fajita bowls
  • Friday 9/3/10 – left over night _ I’m sure I will have plenty
  • Saturday 9/4/10 – South Western chicken soup
  • Sunday 9/5/10 – Black and blue hamburgers on the grill w/ corn on da cob
  • Monday 9/6/10 – Holiday – will prolly spend it at someone else’s house (*TIP ALERT* – This can also be considered frugal because I just need to bring one dish instead of cooking a full meal.  Probably make my famous Greek pasta salad)

8/27/10 weekly menu plan

I do love to cook which helps when needing to budget on food. Eating out with a family of three can get pricey. So I think I will start posting my menu’s for the week: This will help me to plan them because at times I do get lazy and then will also help me to follow through:

8/27/10 –

  • Oven roasted chicken and veggies – Saturday 8/28/10

(8/28/10) – I cooked this on Saturday and invited over all the family. I tried something different that I wanted to pass on. I took Philly cream cheese and mixed with fresh rosemary, Thyme and Parsley. I put this between the skin and meat of the chicken. I then put a little olive oil on chicken and salt and pepper. I poured chicken broth and OJ in roasting pan and cooked. Basting as it cooked.  (There was not a piece of anything left)

I made stock the next day and will be using it for the White bean Southwestern  soup! – Can’t wait

  • Southwestern style white bean soup and (maybe quesadillas)
  • Spaghetti & meatballs w/ salad & Texas Toast – Tuesday (8/31/10)

This never seems to be cheap because I put so much into it like, HOT Italian sausage and meatballs, then I have to get the bread. But I make enough to always have left overs for lunch and a night when I probably won’t feel like cooking. So that makes up for it.

  • Steaks (grilled) w/ green beans – Friday (8/27/10)
  • Southern style Pork Steaks w/ mash pat. or acorn squash –  Monday (8/30/10)

This is another family favorite and cheap and so easy to make.

4 – Pork steaks            2 cans cream of mushroom soup                    1 can of water

onion – chopped         2 jars of sliced mushrooms            garlic         salt & pepper

Pkg of French onion soup mix

  1. Preheat oven to 350 f
  2. Season and Brown pork chops both sides.
  3. Saute onions and garlic in same pan.
  4. In a bowl mix the cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix, water til smooth.
  5. Put chops in a backing dish, sprinkle sliced mushrooms on top of chops, pour in cream of soup mixture. Cover with foil and bake for 90 minutes.
  6. Get your grub on!

    I usually only plan 5 meals a week. We treat ourselves to one night of dining out and I often make enough for a night of left overs and lunches.

    When I have more time I will start posting pic and recipes of menu meals. Should anyone be interested.