Monday, January 24, 2011


(fruit, plain yogurt, honey)


Below you will see our meal plans for lunch and dinner.

Here are breakfast choices: English Muffins, oatmeal, granola and milk, homemade pancakes from the freezer, toasted breakfast bread, eggs, applesauce

-sliced turkey ham, eggs, biscuits, applesauce, honey and butter
-Meatloaf, salad, hot fudge pudding cake
Snacks: sliced apples, Banana-berry muesli

- (turkey) Polish sausage skillet dish, bananas
- spaghetti, French Bread, Peppermint Bark
Snacks: sliced apples, fruity yogurt

- Pizza Bites ( leftover French Bread),sliced cukes, green salad, fried apples
- Shredded Chicken Sandwiches, sliced cukes and tomatoes, homemade ice cream
Snacks: apple slices with PB yogurt dip, cream cheese on rice crackers

-Moist Rice and Salmon Loaf, spinach salad,Golden Cauliflower Salad, pl cake dusted w/ powdered sugar
-Taco Casserole, black bean salsa, green salad, cake with berry compote
Snacks: Maple Almond Granola, sliced oranges, bananas

- Lemon Pepper Salmon, spinach salad, sweet potatoes, slices oranges, cookie-press cookies
- Stuffed Peppers, layered salad, lima beans, Easy Cinnamon Rolls
Snacks: sliced apples, bananas, Cinnamon Rolls and milk

-White beans, cornbread, turnip greens, sauteed onions, fermented red cabbage, baked apples
-Italian Chicken, green salad, cauliflower, plain wheat muffins, jelly
Snacks: Real-pumpkin Pie, carrots and dip, sliced apples

-Frugal (shrimp) stir-fry with brown rice, leftover homemade ice cream
-Poor Man's Steak, salad, Refrigerator Spelt Rolls
Snacks: sliced oranges, buttered popcorn, sliced apples


Collins family said...

Question for you-

Do you have a master list for menu ideas?

How far in advance do you plan your meals and shop for ingredients?

Donna said...

Collins Family,

I usually shop once-a-month.
I usually do it one of two ways, or a mixture of both.

1- plan out meals for the entire month and shop accordingly
2-buy according to sales and plan once shopping is complete

It takes me about 2 days now (it used to take me more) to plan, check sales, cut coupons, etc.

Then about 2 days to do the shopping.

Now that I've been doing once-a-month shopping so long, I don't have to work with a specific menu. Some meals are 'regulars' but I also like to plan for new recipes too.

Here's a post from last May, listing what a month's shopping can look like:

Here's another post you might like about this too; it deals with some of the hows and whys...

If you have more questions, feel free to ask!

-And you can type in the search bar on this blog "once a month shopping" and pull up more.