Monday, February 11, 2008

Menu-Plan-Monday (with costs!)

I know I must be getting old but it can't be just me can it? It seems that we roll from one "Holiday" to another. Can you believe that Valentines day is this week? Mike and I have never celebrated it in any real way. But with the girls we try to make things fun. Which in this case means making cupcakes and cookies all week long for various activities it seems.


And I'm hosting the Wednesday night Bible Study this week. I was drafted when I was out of the room looking after a little girl with a (really, seriously) huge pump knot on her head. It's okay though, they'll show me everything! Don't worry about a thing! They'll be there to walk me through it my first time! And then one by one they've had to drop out it for various reasons. So what I know is this:

˜I make up the menu and bring it to church (I do menu's every week! No problem!)
˜People sign up on Sunday morning (didn't happen, I had 2 people sign up)
˜People call at the last minute asking what they can bring (so I'm told)
˜I fill in around the edges
˜I get there early and set it all up and break it all down (no problem, if I can find the stuff that used to set it up and break it down)

Sound fun? Yeah?

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 - Roast chicken (leftover), leftover beans, vegetable platter $2

Tuesday - Grilled pork chops, baked potatoes, rolls $15.25

Wednesday - Bible Study, if you read above, I won't know till Wed.! $45 (? hopefully much less)

Thursday - Leftover pork chop sandwiches, chips $5

Friday - Pizza (frozen, on sale), salad $6.50

Total for the work week: $73.75 (or less)

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


annie said...

What a yummy menu!
Happy Monday!
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(¸.·´ (¸.·’ * Annie *

Andrea said...

The blog looks sooo beautiful!!!

Denise said...

I love your new blog design!! I may have to do a makeover myself! I hope everything comes together for you on Wednesday (like they said!).