Monday, January 21, 2013

Menu - January 21-27

We are contining to thin down our pantry and freezer stock a bit, so we've limited the grocery budget to $20 a week.  It's been going great, and we've not really seen any change in our meals.  Here's our plan for this week!

We don't generally have a 'focus food', but there have been some really good sales on yogurt lately, and I've gotten rather a lot, at least for you'll see it featured some, hee hee.

Breakfasts, some of which will repeat:
cereal, milk, fruit
yogurt, frozen blueberries, homemade granola
flaxseed muffins, fresh fruit
fruit and yogurt smoothies w/protein powder
eggs, toast, fresh fruit

Lunch Options:
leftovers from suppers when available
yogurt, fresh fruit, granola
cheese and crackers, apples
green salad with fruit, pecans, cheddar

Snack Choices:
yogurt with granola
peanut butter & celery
pecans and dried fruit
flaxseed muffins

green salad with smoked turkey, toasted pecans, mandarin oranges, celery, carrots, cilantro, crispy noodles and Asian dressing....and brownies
sliced ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, apples
hamburgers on buns, tomato soup, fruit salad
cheese enchiladas with red sauce, refried beans, shredded lettuce salad, oranges
barebecue chicken pizza, carrot and raisin salad, apples
potato corn chowder, crackers & cheese, fresh fruit
tongkatsu chicken, rice, kimchee, stir fried cabbage/carrots, pineapple

Grocery List:  We may need a gallon of milk at some point and we'll purchase fresh produce that's on sale, but at this point, we have everything on hand that we need for all the meals listed.  I think that's kind of YAY!!


Laura said...

How wonderful that you had such a pantry stock. It's nice to know that your grocery budget would be so little should you need to use that stock in the future! We are still figuring our pantry system out.

Laura said...

Thanks, Laura! It took us a while to get to where we are, I freely admit that! I have a few friends that are of the LDS (Mormon) faith that have helped me tremendously. There are a lot of books and guides and tips out there, but I think that in the end, we all have to figure out what works best for our families. :)

Anonymous said...

May I have your recipe for flaxseed muffins?


Laura said...

Hi, Alana,

This is the recipe I used:

My daughter and husband both say they are bland. I don't find them to be bland, exactly, but I'd put in a half tsp. of salt, I think, to balance the flavors. They are rather rustic in texture....and the recipe makes a lot (I ended up with twenty - yike!)


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