Monday, November 26, 2007

Menu Plan Monday (with costs!)

I hope everyone here in the US had a great Thanksgiving. We certainly did. Too much food and just enough fellowship with family that we don't get to see that often. We then put the tree and Christmas decorations up on Friday! AND...I got most every gift wrapped!

It's been a busy few days.

What I'm working with this week:

Really nothing. We went through the leftovers by yesterday when we ordered pizza (it was raining ALL DAY so we didn't cook out as is the norm on Sundays.) So this week is more of a pantry week.

On to the menu. Prices are rounded to the nearest 25¢. The total price of food is counted on the day that it is cooked. Leftovers are counted as $0. On any day that no vegetable is mentioned there is a raw vegetable platter served and $2 is added to the menu cost for that day for the cost of the vegetables with dressing. There are always homemade rolls. They cost me less than 35¢ to make and last for several days.

Monday - Alanna's Mexican Rice Skillet $9

Tuesday - White bean soup with ham chunks and sliced onion $8

Wednesday - Bible Study Supper. I'm probably bringing dessert this week. Pumpkin Butter Cheesecake. $5

Thursday - Leftovers from Monday and Tuesday. $2

Friday - Linguine with marinara, salad $7

Total for the work week - $31

For more menu inspiration, head over to Laura's Blog!


Amy said...

Sounds great! I need to calculate my meal costs again- it's been a long time since I've done that.

Sharon said...

Everything sounds good! I'm impressed at your total cost, too. ;)

We also put up our decorations. AND...I almost finished my shopping, and almost all gifts are wrapped, as well. Isn't that a good feeling?
Have a good week!

Andrea said...

Sounds YUMMY! Is that pumpkin butter cheesecake your recipe? I would love to see it! :)

Patty said...

looks like a perfectly delicious menu !

My name is Michelle. said...

Andrea, the cake is really, really good. I got the recipe on Actually I had seen it on Rachael Ray and then looked for it on allrecipes and found it there.

Patty, thank you!