Sunday, February 8, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - Cookbook Edition

For the past several weeks I have been doing my Frugal Feasting series. With these tough economic times, it seems that everyone is trying to save money on everything - especially food. So far in the series I've posted about Cooking in Bulk (Mega-Cooking), Buying things only on sale, avoiding eating out, and buying in bulk.

One of the most important tricks for saving money in the kitchen is having a few good cookbooks. Having access to good, reliable recipes is essential. This week I'm going to talk about what kinds of cookbooks I think are necessary to have around plus I'm going to do reviews (with recipes) from some of my all-time favorite cookbooks! Come back and check it out!

The menus this week are easy and warm - I'm busy this week and the weather is supposed to be cold.

Breakfasts
  • Baked oatmeal (I swear I'm going to make it this week!)
  • "homemade" instant oatmeal with berries
  • Homemade bread toasted with jam (I'm posting this bread recipe this week)
  • scrambled eggs with toast
Lunches
  • Pb&j's
  • bagels with cream cheese
  • hummus with pita bread and carrots for dipping
  • leftovers
Dinners
  • Broccoli cottage cheese casserole
  • Ham fried rice
  • Winter Minestrone with Pesto (I'll be posting this recipe this week)
  • Toasted Cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
  • Swiss and Bacon Quiche (recipe posted this week)
So come on back for lots of great recipes this week and a sneak peek and some great cookbooks!

And hop on over to Organizing Junkie for some more great menu ideas!

Enjoy!

Jill

2 comments:

katie said...

I wish I was better at planning my meals. I can barely plan our dinners and I never even think to try to plan breakfasts and lunches! No wonder you are so good at saving.

Nancy said...

Sounds like a good week and I'll be back to check out the recipes you'll be posting along with the cookbook reviews. I love to read me a good cookbook! I do hope you'll also share your broccoli cottage cheese casserole recipe.