Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This Week's Meal Plan

It's been a while since I've posted on our weekly menu. Lately, it seems my kids are just ravenous and it feels like no matter how much I shop, we always are running low on groceries. (Of course my husband eats the same amount as 3 teenage boys so that doesn't help). I am toying with the idea of shopping twice a month instead of weekly just because I'm tired of having to use one of my evenings or my Saturday morning to hit the two grocery stores in town. But, I'm not so sure we can go two weeks without shopping since things come up all the time (preschool snacks, inviting people over after church, snacks for a snowboarding trip, etc.) that require us to visit the store at least weekly. (Not to mention we have a fairly small fridge and freezer).

My meals are very simple and very cheap, but that doesn't mean we skimp on nutrition.

Suppers This Week:

Salmon fillets, quinoa, battered zuchinni sauted in butter

Spaghetti Pasta (whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes "snuck in" sauce, elk hamburger)
Homemade breadsticks, salad

Power Pizza, Salad

Tuna Noodle Casserole (chickpea puree "snuck in"), green beans, peaches

Elk roast, mashed potatoes, brocolli with cheese on top (Yay for a dad who is obsessed with elk hunting and doesn't mind sharing!)

Turkey, Stuffing (whole wheat box mix with sweet potato puree "snuck in"), Vegetables (Yay for frozen turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving turkey deals!)

Bean Burritos (wheat tortillas made from scratch), black beans (cooked in my pressure cooker to a soupy consistency) salsa, and cheddar cheese, served with fruit and salad


Mac N' Cheese
Nachos made with leftover burrito ingredients


Blueberry Pancakes one morning


Trail Mix
Hard boiled Eggs
Granola Bars
Goldfish Crackers
Carrots and Ranch


Spring Lela Kane said...

Yikes...it all sounds expensive! Good thing I don't plan meals- I might get stressed! Although, not having children, doesn't yet require us to plan meals. Someday perhaps...

Heather said...

I love it when people share the practical parts of homemaking, like meal planning. It's really nice to get a glimpse of what other people are doing, as this is an area that I'm always working on. :)

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