Monday, December 03, 2007

Menu Plan Monday (with costs!)

Well, we've all had mild colds here, one right after the other. Today it seems it's my turn. Stuffy head. Swollen face. Lovely.

Oh, and did I fail to mention here that on Friday evening my youngest banged heads (they were goofing off) with her sister and CHIPPED HER TWO FRONT TEETH. So in reality I was "sick" starting Friday night. She has a dentist appt. in just a little while.

My youngest has a Christmas play tomorrow morning, then a party. We're in charge of the cookies. The two youngest have a party on Wednesday and we must get gifts (and make more cookies). And then my middle daughter is in a play on Thursday night. We, of course, have our usual homeschool/co-op stuff this week. And Bible Study on Wednesday. Oh, and it's girlscouts tonight. Of course. My head is spinning.

Anyway, food. Yeah.

What I'm working with:

Again this week I have no leftovers. We didn't cookout yesterday because it was raining and 2 of the five of us were sniffly. I do have huge bags of organic root vegetables from Sam*s. Oh and literally pounds of roll-out cookie dough that I made up yesterday. Wonder if I could serve cookie dough and milk for supper one night? Hmmm... Better not.

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 - Chicken stirfry with root vegetables, brown rice $5.50

Tuesday - Leftover stirfry in burritos, salad $3.50

Wednesday - Bible Study. The "theme" is Beans and Greens (you did know we're in the South, right?). I'm bringing an incredible white bean and smoked ham soup. And some homemade rolls. $5.50

Thursday - Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and leftover beans. $11.50

Friday - Meatloaf sandwiches, vegetable platter $2.50

Total for the work week - $28.50

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


Anne said...

Oh no about the front teeth!! My daughter cracked one of her front teeth this summer- right after they had grown in! We have to wait and see if she needs a root canal and such!
Anyway, your menu looks good! That's interesting that you calculate the cost. We're trying to save some money in that area around here too!
Have a wonderful week! I hope the tooth appointment goes well!

Andrea said...

I am sorry your sick! You will have my prayers for a speedy recovery. Ouch! That must have been a hard hit.
Really hoping you get to feeling better!

Arden said...

I am trying your roll recipe today. I'm looking forward to it.
Hmmm, how much meatloaf do you make for 11? lol


Tip Junkie said...

Sounds like you have a fun week planned out!

Barb J. said...

I'm intrigued by your idea of doing the cost of the menus. I am going to look into trying to do this.

By the way, your bean and ham soup sounds good, do you think you could post the recipe?


Mary said...

Hope you're ok!! Maybe just taking a break? Merry Christmas!!

"My Little Wonders" said...

I was stopping by to wish you Happy Holidays and I hope all is well with your family.
Blessings Lori