Monday, February 04, 2008

Menu-Plan-Monday (With Costs!)

I've been *so* busy the last few days that I wasn't even planning to do MPM this week, and then I find out the my husband is checking my blog from work to see what we're having for dinner.


So I suppose I have an obligation.

What I'm working with this week:
Huge bags of organice root vegetables. Lettuce bought on sale a couple of days ago.

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 - Crockpot garlic chicken legs, brown rice, vegetable platter. $8.50

Tuesday - Huge salads with leftover chicken. $1.50

Wednesday - No dinner at church this week. It's Ash Wednesday Service. We'll have sandwiches when we get home on homemade whole wheat bread. $6.50

Thursday - Grilled sausages with turnip greens and corn/onion cornbread. $4.25

Friday - White bean/ham soup with leftover cornbread. Vegetable platter. $6.50

Total for the work week - $27.25 (Woo-hoo! Good week!)

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


Chez*Moi said...

I really love how you priced everything out and I'm soooo jealous at how little you were able to spend! :)

Thanks for sharing!

Andrea said...

Sounds Yummy! I think it's funny your hubby was checking your blog! :)