Menu Plan Monday - Week of January 2, 2011

A whole new year and a whole new week!  How blessed are we!  And this also is the first week of an eating from the pantry challenge for us - $50 for groceries for the whole month!   Can we do it?  Yes we can! (My apologies to Bob the Builder for borrowing his lines there ! :)  )

With our pantry and fridge well-stocked we are eating well again.  John's birthday is today - Happy Birthday Sweetie! - and he requested Crab Legs for dinner.  And, yes, our budding foodies love them too.  Never mind that the kids won't eat ground meat of any kind or most vegetables, they'll eat crab legs and shrimp and salmon.  Glad that they will do that.  Not too sure about what that does for the budget!  Anyway, the crab legs were on sale for $5.99/lb this week. We bought 2 lbs and that came out of the birthday gifts part of the budget.  So glad the man is easy to please!

So here's the menu for the week:

Sunday, January 2:
    Breakfast: Cereal and Milk
    Lunch: Pancakes with Strawberry Jam and Walnuts
    Dinner: Leftovers

Monday, January 3, John's Birthday!
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries and Almonds
   Bag Lunches: PB&J, Applesauce, Carrot Sticks or Tomatoes, Cookie, Juice Box
   Dinner: Crab Legs, Salad, Blackberry-Pineapple-Pear Salad
   Desert:  Angel food Cake with Blackberries, Bananas, and Vanilla Pudding

Tuesday, January 4:
   Breakfast:  Oatmeal Muffins and Bananas
   Dinner:  Salad with Chicken, Apple and Pear Slices

Wednesday, January 5:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Walnuts
   Bag Lunches:  Chex Mix, Applesauce, Carrot Sticks or Tomatoes, Cookie, Juice Box
   Dinner: Beef Stir Fry, Rice, Orange and Grapefruit Wedges

Thursday, January 6:
   Breakfast: Waffles with Blueberries and Almonds
   Dinner:  Wild Rice Casserole, Baking Powder Biscuits, Salad, Pineapple-Pear-Apple Salad

Friday, January 7:
   Breakfast: Chai Spiced Oatmeal
   Bag Lunches: Hot Lunch for the Kids; Leftovers for Mom and Dad
   Dinner: PB&J with Apple Slices for the kids; Out for Mom and Dad

Saturday, January 8:
   Breakfast: Fruit Smoothies and Peanut Butter Toast
   Lunch: Vegetable Soup, Homemade Bread, Carrot and Celery Sticks, Apple Slices
   Dinner: Salmon, Couscous, Green Beans, Pineapple-Pear-Banana Salad

What are you eating this week?  Check out I'm an Organizing Junkie! to share and be inspired!


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