Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A Month of Meals

To help along this whole grocery challenge thing, we sat down and came up with what we will be eating for most of the month. Everything that is for dinner we already have on hand, and listing out lunches and breakfasts allowed me to calculate what I will need to buy for the rest of the month and get a better handle on how much is leftover for "extras" (like apples when they go on sale so we can can up applesauce). Here's what's on the menu:

4: Hamburgers
5: Baked Ziti (I already had this made up in the freezer, I made the ricotta myself when a gallon of milk was nearing its expiration)
6: Rice and Bean Casserole (also in the freezer...my own invention using the filling from these wraps, corn tortillas, cheese and homemade enchilada sauce)
7: Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Rice (trying this one for the first time, I'm skeptical of the lack of coconut milk---I've never made thai without coconut milk)
8: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread (meatballs and garlic bread dough already in the freezer)
9: Little Caesar's Pizza because it's Sierra's birthday and she's having a slumber party
10: Grilled Cheese because I'm assuming Sierra will be tired and in a bad mood after all the birthday festivities and I'd rather avoid a dinner time battle
11: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn
12: Chicken Pot Pie with biscuit topping instead of pie crust
13: Pancakes or Waffles and scrambled eggs
14: Southwest Chicken with Rice
15: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread
16: Cheese Pizza (already in the freezer, recipe from Cook's Country, built for freezing)
17: Country Ribs, Corn and biscuits (didn't know we still had ribs left, they're vacuum packed in the bottom of the deep freeze)
(This upcoming week is very busy and needs to sacrifice nutrition for the sake of not-complaining kids--my oldest still will not eat a single vegetable without complaining bitterly, we keep trying, but sometimes it's just not worth the battle)
18: corndogs
19: cheese pizza
20: pancakes and eggs
21: Grilled cheese
22: Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread
23: Chicken Pot Pie
24: Bean and Rice Casserole
25: Breakfast foods of some sort
26: Curried Honey Mustard Chicken, Naan and Rice

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