Sunday, January 3, 2010

Menu Plan Monday 1/4/10


With the start of the new year, I have made it a goal to get back to menu planning and coupon shopping. I am also participating in Eat From The Pantry Challenge with Crystal at Money Saving Mom. Yesterday, my husband and I did a complete inventory of our pantry and freezers. Last night I made a list of about 30 meals using what I have on hand, with just a few items to purchase through the month. I will just need a few ingredients and some fresh fruits and vegetables.

Here is what I have planned for the first week of the pantry challenge:

Breakfasts: cereal (I have 18 boxes on hand!), milk, granola bars, bagels, toaster strudels, grapefruit, OJ

Lunches: leftovers, PB&J sandwiches, lean cuisines

Dinners:

Pancakes, sausage or bacon, homemade applesauce and juice

Chicken Pasta Primavera
, homemade bread, salad

Dirty Rice, biscuits, fruit

Homemade tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches

Hotdogs, home fries, fruit

Salisbury steak, gravy, rice, peas

Leftovers

Be sure to check back later this week when I post my entire freezer/pantry inventory.

Check out other great Menu Plan Monday ideas over at I'm and Organizing Junkie.

2 comments:

Janet said...

The chicken pasta primavera sounds yummy.

Rebecca said...

I'm laughing at the amount of cereal that you have. After doing inventory of my own pantry I found several boxes of OPENed cereal and therefore am NOT buying any the whole month of January---take a look http://swappinspoons.blogspot.com/2010/01/eat-from-pantry-challenge-reminder.html