Monday, January 11, 2010

Menu Plan Monday- Week of January 11, 2010

This week I am going to be participating in the Pantry Challenge... over at Money Saving Mom...which I "sort" of participated in last week with the exception of Football Sunday and going out and getting some stuff for a party...oops.

But this week, we actually really NEED to do this since my husbands work has been slowing down..time to SAVE.
And what better way to SAVE then to use what you already have.

I will be purchasing Milk, Eggs and Bread(If the loaf I make isn't edible) and trying to keep any purchases below $30 this week.

Here's what we have left from the Produce Share:

Broccoli Crowns

Carrots- About 3

Cilantro- 1 bunch

Red Leaf Lettuce

Cremini Mushrooms- 1/2 bag

Sweet Potatoes- 3


Red Onions

Ruby Red Grapefruit

Kent Mangoes

This week menu plan:

Oatmeal( Slow Cooker), Eggs & Toast, Pancakes

Leftovers, Mac N Cheese, Chicken Salad Sandwiches, PB&J, Easy Snack Wraps

Apple Squares, Muesli Bars, Veggies & Fruit w/ Peanut Butter, Quinoa Taboulleh


Monday: Leftovers from this weekend- Split Pea Soup and Pulled Pork( wasn't on menu last week, I added it!)

Garlic Broiled Chicken Thighs w/ Salad and Broccoli and Rice

Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken over rice with Salad

Thursday: Almost Stuffed Peppers- Really QUICK and EASY!

Friday: Black Beans A La Olla (Vegetarian)- Real Pantry User! I'll add one chicken breast for more protein- served over rice

Saturday: Baked Empanadas with Quinoa

Sunday: Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken and Cornbread Casserole with Salad

Well, that's it...
I hope to use up many items in my pantry
seeing as I don't have to go to the store
to buy anything for this weeks menu..
wish me luck...
and why not give it a try yourself!



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  1. Sounds like a delicious plan!

    I love a good sandwich.....chicken salad.....yum.

  2. I will have to take your pantry idea this week!! The Quinoa that I make with chicken I just make the quinoa and add stuff to it, no recipe. I really like it with garbanzo beans and spinach. We had curry chicken salad on pecan crackers...yum. Also, if you want a great bread recipe for sandwhichs or other go to