Budget Menu #1

If you’re like me, you try to cut costs wherever you can.  I’ve found that creating a weekly menu and shopping one week at a time causes a lot less waste – of money and food.  When I buy in bulk, I tend to have an abundance of things in the cubbard that nobody really feels like eating.   Buying by the week allows me to tailor the menu and add in creative or seasonal choices.  I like to even let the kids help decide what we’ll have some nights. I just print and post on the frig.  (Actually, I painted a section on the side of my frig with chalkboard paint and I now write my menu there!)

I hope to post some Budget Menu’s for you periodically and file them under the Category, Budget Meals.  Be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss them.

You can download the PDF which includes the menu, printable grocery list organized by grocery store departments, and recipes

Menu 1

MENU 1

Taco Soup – see recipe
Corn Bread

Spiral Ham
Scalloped Potatoes – see recipe
Dinner Rolls
Applesauce
Salad

Breakfast Meal:
Waffles w/syrup
Bacon
Eggs
Grits

Turkey Tacos w/lettuce, tomato and cheese
Tortilla Chips w/ Salsa
Applesauce
Cinnamon Rolls

Sloppy Jo’s
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Pickles

Pizza
Bread Sticks/Marinara for dipping
Salad
Brownies

 

Budget Menu #2

If you’re like me, you try to cut costs wherever you can.  I’ve found that creating a weekly menu and shopping once a week causes a lot less waste – of money and food.  When I buy in bulk, I tend to have an abundance of things in the cubbard that nobody really feels like eating.   Buying by the week allows me to tailor the menu and add in creative or seasonal choices.  I like to even let the kids help decide what we’ll have some nights.

I hope to post some Budget Menu’s for you periodically and file them under the Category, Budget Meals.  Be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss them.  I just print and post on the frig.  (Actually, I painted a section on the side of my frig with chalkboard paint and I now write my menu there!)

You can download the PDF below which includes the menu, printable grocery list organized by grocery store departments, and recipes.

Menu2

MENU 2

Sub Sandwiches
Carrots w/ranch dressing dip
Grapes
Chips

Meatloaf – see recipe
Mashed Potatoes
Garden Peas
Sugar Cookies

Vegetable Soup – see recipe
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Banana half

Spaghetti
Green Beans
Garlic Breadsticks
Fruit Cocktail

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas (grill extra for tomorrow)
Chips/Salsa
Salad

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Baked Beans
Tator Tots
Grapes

Budget Menu #3

If you’re like me, you try to cut costs wherever you can.  I’ve found that creating a weekly menu and shopping once a week causes a lot less waste – of money and food.  When I buy in bulk, I tend to have an abundance of things in the cubbard that nobody really feels like eating.   Buying by the week allows me to tailor the menu and add in creative or seasonal choices.  I like to even let the kids help decide what we’ll have some nights.

I hope to post some Budget Menu’s for you periodically and file them under the Category, Budget Meals.  Be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss them.  I just print and post on the frig.  (Actually, I painted a section on the side of my frig with chalkboard paint and I now write my menu there!)

You can download the PDF below which includes the menu, printable grocery list organized by grocery store departments, and recipes.

Menu 3

MENU 3

Rotisserie Chicken
Glazed Carrots (see recipe)
Whole Wheat Roll

Hot Dogs
Chili
Graham Crackers
Banana

Chicken Noodle Soup
Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast
Vanilla Ice Cream

Lasagna (see recipe)
Loaded Baked Potato (sour cream, bacon bits, cheese)
Garden Peas

Chicken Sandwiches
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Corn on the Cob

Pizza on French Bread
Salad
Banana Pudding

Budget Menu #4

If you’re like me, you try to cut costs wherever you can.  I’ve found that creating a weekly menu and shopping once a week causes a lot less waste – of money and food.  When I buy in bulk, I tend to have an abundance of things in the cubbard that nobody really feels like eating.   Buying by the week allows me to tailor the menu and add in creative or seasonal choices.  I like to even let the kids help decide what we’ll have some nights.

I hope to post some Budget Menu’s for you periodically and file them under the Category, Budget Meals.  Be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss them.  I just print and post on the frig.  (Actually, I painted a section on the side of my frig with chalkboard paint and I now write my menu there!)

You can download the PDF below which includes the menu, printable grocery list organized by grocery store departments, and recipes.

Menu 4

MENU 4

Chicken Fingers
Green Beans
Onion rings

Chili w/ crackers
Baked Potatoes
Cinnamon Rolls

Taco Salad – see recipe
Refried Beans
Fiesta Corn
Fruit Cup

Roast Beef Sandwiches
w/French dip
Chips

Stuffed Shells
French Bread
Salad

Pizza
Bread Sticks with Marinara Sauce
Salad