Archive for February 27th, 2012

Menu Plan Monday Week 9

Is it the end of February already?  That is hard to believe, and since it is the end of the month, this week is clean out the pantry/fridge/freezer week.  In trying to save money on groceries, I have started a new routine this year.  At the end of one month, I take a calendar and write down supper ideas for the next month.  Yes, that’s right, the WHOLE month!  Then I make one big grocery list that allows me to have the ingredients for all of those meals on hand.  That way I only have to buy perishables the rest of that month.  How is it working?  So far so good.  C & I did have a couple of extra events this month that I really wasn’t expecting so I had to pick up a few things, but all in all, it is working great.

Since I am cooking for just the two of us during the week, I also try to plan suppers that have leftovers and we have those for lunch the next day.  That doesn’t always happen, but I usually end up with lunches for 3 or 4 days which helps out a lot.  The next two weeks probably won’t have any new recipes since this week is grocery week and next week we will be traveling a few days for C’s job.  In fact, I will probably skip next week’s menu plan because I won’t be cooking too much then.

Biscuit Bubble-Up Pizza

Grilled Hamburgers with Oven Baked Fries (We ended up having leftovers last week so I didn’t make this then.)

Pizza Night

Grilled Pork Chops & Oven Baked Fries

Grocery Night

Basic Meatloaf with Butter Roasted Potatoes

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