Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Menu Plan Monday

Okay, so it isn't Monday. what. ev. er.

Monday - Easy Does It Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread
Tuesday - Almond Rice Chicken, Peas
Wednesday - Eat at Youth Building
Thursday - Beef Cubed Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Broccoli
Friday - Sliced Top Sirloin with Chili Beans, Apple Cole Slaw, Cornbread
Saturday - Black Beans and Rice, Buttery Corn

So, here's the deal. We have been trying to do some things to simplify our lives lately. So, we tried the "revolving menu" where we would have the same thing each week ... uh... bor. ing.

This week, we decided to try this. For $5 a week (only $4 a week with Shawn's handy dandy coupon code) we get a weekly menu, and a complete, ready to shop grocery list with the prices and everything at one of our local grocery stores. I figured out the meals I shopped for - 5 of them in all - was $47 in groceries this week (plus a few staples I had on hand of course). Each meal serves 6 people... so it averages at about $1.56 per plate. This week's menu includes all of the delicious items above. Not bad eh???

I can't take the credit. Shawn has taken over the budget and has become quite the thrifty one. So, we thought we'd try it for a few months and see how it goes. I'll update you all in a couple of months and let you know if it's good or not. :)


amy flege said...

wow... iam impressed!! i may have to check that out. way to go shawn. but iam sure you are doing all the cooking right, T??

Diana said...

I'm impressed! I wonder if I should go visit my mother for awhile. Naw, it'd take more than me being gone to spur Joe's culinary interest!

Heth said...

Black beans and rice. Yum!