Sunday, October 19, 2008

Meal Plan Monday - Two weeks to go!


Still in our Month of Nothing and so planning cheap meals this week. I'm starting to run out of the things I stocked-up on. I'm sure I will spend the whole $50 this week, unlike the last two weeks.

Meals for this week:

Breakfasts:
  • Homemade instant oatmeal. I'm so glad I learned this because my son LOVES this! On Tuesday of this week he had it for breakfast, after-school snack and asked for it for bed-time snack, too. It is so easy. Put 1/3 c. oats in a bowl (I use old-fashioned oats), add 2/3 c. liquid (I use 1/3 c. water, 1/3 c. mik), put it in the microwave for 1 minutes 30 seconds or so. Stir and serve. I put out brown sugar, maple syrup and frozen berries. I let Kaden add his own. I read a study once that said that if kids put their own sweetener on something, they actually add less than if you bought the pre-sweetened kind.
    I like this oatmeal with dried cranberries and slivered almonds in it. Yum!
  • cereal. It is inevitable, no matter what I plan, someone always has cereal. I don't even fight it anymore.
  • Homemade bread toasted with jam.
Lunches:
  • yogurt, cheese sticks, fruit, crackers, leftovers, PB&J's, etc
Dinners:
  • Chicken and homemade rice-a-roni. Fruit, jello
  • Homemade Mac and Cheese, sliced tomatoes
  • Wagon Wheel Chili, biscuits, veggies and ranch
  • Soup and rolls (whatever kind of soup strikes my fancy that day)
  • Baked Beans over rice, veggies and ranch, fruit
  • Toasted Cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
  • Gardenburgers (from the freezer), home fries, fruit or veggies
So that's what we are eating this week. Tonight for dinner we had fried potatoes with ham. We scrambled some eggs into the potatoes and then served them with ketchup. Kind of breakfast burritos without the tortillas. It was really good and we ate every last bite!

For more menu ideas hop on over to Organizing Junkie and check out Menu Plan Monday!

Jill

9 comments:

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Hey there...found you on MPM. Cool that youre doing a month of nothing! Come by $5 Dinners if you'd like anymore cheap meal ideas!
Erin

Sherry said...

Great looking menu especially the chili!. :D Yum!!

Have a great week!
Sherry

mub said...

Your menu sounds really yummy! Thanks for the home made rice-a-roni recipe!

Annie said...

I haven't made the rice a roni in a long time I really need to add it to my menu plan.

Sonshine said...

yummy week!

Thanks for the homemade rice a roni recipe!

Enjoy your week!

momstheword said...

I have wanted to try homemade RAR so now I will. I've added you to my blog roll and I am hoping that is o.k. I'm new so don't know if I'm supposed to ask permission or not, but wanted to do so just in case. Thanks again.

Rona's Home Page said...

Kudos to you for feeding your family on an affordable budget. These days it's important for all of us to go back to simplier times. Enjoy our families and cook and eat at home.

akhmmm said...

Sounds like some great meals you're having this week.

I really should begin planning breakfast and lunches for all of us ...maybe one day =)

Elaine H

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