Weekly Menus: March 21 – 27

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Sunday - Leftovers (Our fridge is full of them!)
Monday - Roast, red potatoes, carrots, homemade dinner rolls
-Roast was on the menu last week and we didn’t make it so we’ll give it a run this week. I have venison in the freezer, red potatoes I bought last week (Get a coupon HERE for B1G1 green giant red potatoes), as well as carrots. I’m really pleased with the Clover Dinner Rolls I tried from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook and I have those basic ingredients on hand.

Tuesday - Ravioli Lasagna, Homemade French Bread

- This is a new recipe for me I got from the February Issue of All You magazine.  I’m going to state out front that I am NOT loving the 22g of fat in this recipe so I’m going to make some adjustments…I’m not sure just what yet.  I will need to buy the ravioli but I have spinach frozen from our garden last year as well as marinara sauce (if I’m adventurous enough I’ll make some homemade with canned tomatoes) and the ingredients for French Bread (another $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook recipe!)
Wednesday - French Dip Sandwiches, Broccoli and Cheese

- Leftover roast from Monday and homemade hamburger buns will make a great use of what we have on hand.  I have frozen broccoli/cheese mix on hand from the recent sale on Green Giant Steamers at Dillon’s.

Thursday - Chicken Tetrazzini, Asparagus

- I’ve got spaghetti on hand and chicken from a sale at Target a couple of months back.  I’ve got whipping cream left from a Tres Leche cake I made last week for a friend’s birthday.  I will need to buy some mushrooms and asparagus.
Friday - Fish Stick Tacos, Chips, Guacamole

-Gorton’s Fish Sticks are on sale at Dillon’s for $3.99/30 pieces and I have a $0.60/1 from February All You. Doubled this makes them $2.99.  I have to purchase Tortilla’s which I will also use for quesadillas one day for lunch.  I have a Mission coupon from 3-07 Smart Source.  I will also purchase cole slaw mix and adobo peppers.  Chips and guacamole will be a splurge for us but I have a $1/1 printable coupon for Wholly Guacamole.  This runs $2.50/box at HyVee and is excellent guacamole when you aren’t up for making your own.
Saturday - DATE NIGHT!  My husband and I haven’t had a date night in a looong time so I’m taking us out on the town.  Okay…maybe just to Wa…or Marisco’s…. but we’ll be out.  The kids will get leftovers…or sandwhiches…and they’ll love it.

My essentials grocery list looks like this:

Cole Slaw mix
Apples (I’m going to make Apple Crisp!)
Rice Milk
Fish Sticks
Adobo Peppers
Rice Milk
Orange Juice

We have a few more splurges this week than normal…but I was well under budget on last week’s shopping.  I will stock up on cheese (the Kraft Catalina combined with the Kroger March Madness sale), French Fries (on sale at HyVee matched with B2G1 and $1.50/2 coupons), canned tomatoes and some cleaning products.

What are you eating this week? Want to share your menus?  I’m adding a Mister Linky this week in hopes that everyone will share…I would love to get some new ideas for my family as well!!

1 Comment

  1. Love the challenge. I had my menu planned when I got the link for this so it was perfect timing. Also, I have been looking at your menus for a while and thinking I needed to do the same. Thanks for the inspiration.
    .-= kris adair´s last blog ..Happiness is a good meal =-.

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