Monday, August 2, 2010

Menu Plan: 8/1- The Desperation Plan

Ah, desperation week... what is that, you ask? That's when I (unexpectedly) decide that I'm going to make my 4-week food supply from one big shopping trip last five weeks instead. I did it last month and I'm doing it again. What does that mean? More money in our pockets. And a whole lot of creativity. I spent less than five dollars picking up some milk, eggs, bread, watermelon, and marked down bananas. What did I come up with based on what we had? Well, here we go!


B-Oatmeal, Raisins, Milk
L-Pancakes, Sausage (just 1/2 lb... saved the rest for Monday's supper!), Melon
D-Sunday Supper at Bama & Papa's house


B-Leftover Pancakes, Ham, Juice
L-Rice, Pepperoni, Apple Slices, Milk
D-Baked Rotini w/ Sausage, Mushrooms, Peppers, & Provolone (recipe tomorrow!)


B-Mini Breakfast Burritos
L-Buttered Noodles, Corn, Milk
D-Flank Steak, Oven-Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli


B-Oatmeal, Applesauce, Milk
L-Potatoes w/ Broccoli & Cheese, Water


B-Bagels w/ PB, Raisins, Milk
L-Migas w/ Salsa, "Fizzy Juice" (Seltzer with a little bit of juice... they think they're big stuff!)
D-Batter-Dipped Chicken Sandwiches, Green Beans (from the garden), Pickles, and- hopefully, Cherry Tomatoes from the garden... I have OODLES, but they're all still green as I type!


B-Smoothies, Toast
L-Pigs in Blankets, Banana, Milk


B-Bagels w/ Cream Cheese, Sausage Links, Bananas
L-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Cinnamon Rolls
D-Pasta Salad w/ Chicken, Carrots, Olives, & Peppers

Saturday's supper is super easy and make-ahead friendly... why is that important for that day? That's the day we'll all be making the 45-minute each way trip to Aldi to stock back up! I always try to plan for a simple supper that can be waiting for us on those days... otherwise, it might be too tempting to pick up something to-go on the way home.

Do you have any tricks for making mealtime easier on those big shopping days?

This post is linked to Menu Plan Monday.

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