Menu Plan Monday (on a Tuesday) - Week of January 30th, 2011

I'm a bit grateful that the pantry challenge is over, since we were out of several things - mostly by my own poor planning.  Fortunately nothing earth-shattering food-wise other than fruit, which we run out of regularly anyway.  Kleenex and feminine products were the problem as was shampoo - though I managed to make it through without buying shampoo until after the pantry challenge was over!  We can make do without crackers but we really like to have them on hand - yes, we're a wee bit spoiled like that! :)

That said, we still have  A LOT in the freezer and pantry - especially frozen veggies and things like rice, beans and pasta.  So we'll work on using those this month.  I'm also slowly working toward more of a true "stockpile" of 3-6 months of food.  We have several holes plus fruit and milk.  I don't plan on filling in the fruit and milk that much since fresh fruit and milk to drink are important to us.  The other holes are more important. And I'll share about those over the next few weeks in the Super Savings Saturday Posts.

Here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, January 30:
   Breakfast: Cereal and Milk
   Lunch:  Breakfast sandwiches, Apple slices
   Dinner: Out

Monday, January 31:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins, Apple Sauce
   Bag Lunches: Cold Pizza, Applesauce or Mandarin Oranges, Cookie, Juice Box
   Snack for Mom: Yogurt and Granola
   Dinner:  Crock Pot Vegetable Beef Barley Soup, Homemade Bread, Orange Wedges and Pear Slices

Tuesday, February 1:
   Breakfast: Peanut Butter Toast, Bananas
   Dinner:  Salmon, Rice, Golden Beets, Banana-Blackberry-Pear Salad

Wednesday, February 2:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins
   Bag Lunches: PB&J Sandwiches, Applesauce or Mandarin Oranges, Cookie, Juice Box
   Snack for Mom: Homemade Bread with Pumpkin Butter, Walnuts
   Dinner: Spaghetti with Red Sauce, Salad, Apple and Pear Slices

Thursday, February 3:
   Breakfast: Toast with Pumpkin Butter and Pears
   Dinner: Crock Pot Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Orange and Grapefruit Wedges

Friday, February 4:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Blueberries and Almonds
   Bag Lunches: Hot Lunch for Kids, Leftovers
  Snack for Mom: Apple Slices with Pumpkin Butter
   Dinner: Cabbage Rolls, Orange and Grapefruit Wedges

Saturday, February 5:
   Breakfast: Homemade Cinnamon Rolls, Bananas
   Lunch: Minestrone Soup, Homemade Bread, Carrots and Celery
   Dinner: Out for Mom and Dad; Chicken Nuggets, Carrots and Applesauce for the Kids

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


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