Monday, January 18, 2010

Meal Plan Monday 1/18 - Eat From the Pantry Week 3

We have been very successful eating from our pantry this month. This week I spent a little more as I splurged on a pound of deli ham for dinner on Saturday. We ate out for the first time this year on Friday. DH was working, Bubba spent the night with a friend and Boo Boo had a friend spend the night. I treated the girls to a trip through the McDonald's drive thru after dropping off Bubba. I have to say, after cooking for 15 days in a row I truly appreciated the quick trip through the drive thru.

This week will be a budget challenge. I am hosting both Bunco (12 ladies for dinner) and our monthly Supper Club (7 couples for dinner) at our house, but I think I have it under control. I planned both menus to either be extremely economical or to use items from the pantry. Publix and Kroger are both having great sales with coupons on things we use alot, so I will be shopping at both this week, so we will see. The good news is I should not have to shop at all the next week.

Meal Plan for this week -
Monday - Leftover hot dogs and hamburgers, scalloped potatoes, lima beans and Warm Vanilla Fruit
Tuesday - French Dip Sandwiches (crockpot), chips and fruit
Wednesday - Sesame Ginger Chicken, rice, pineapple
Thursday - BUNCO NIGHT - Beer Cheese and Crab Dip with crackers, Baked Potato Bar, Salad and Bourbon Cake
Friday - Grilled Italian Sausage, hashbrowns and salad
Saturday - SUPPER CLUB - Manicotti, Ravioli with Creamy Pesto Sauce, Tortellini with Agli e Olio Sauce, Caesar Salad, Foccacia and Italian Cream Cheese Pie
Sunday - leftovers!
This post is linked to Life as Mom's Pantry Challenge and Orgjunkie's Meal Plan Monday.

1 comment:

  1. Your supper club menu sounds great! Manicotti is my favorite.


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