Menu Plan Monday - Week of January 1, 2012

Another New Year!  Wow! 

We're looking at making some changes to our cooking plan in this new year, but in the meantime, we have our menu plan for this week!  I did a quick run to the grocery to pick up milk and some fruit after being out of town over the holidays and we made our 3x/year run to Sam's Club to stock up on things like snacks for the kids to have at snack time at school (they have to bring their own - no homemade allowed) and vanilla, yeast and other things like that.  We're planning on doing another $50 grocery budget this month - kick start the year's savings again.  So, we're eating mostly from the freezer and pantry this month.  We did buy frozen crab legs on sale this weekend for John's birthday dinner this week - that price comes out of our gift budget and is one of his main birthday gifts.  We're so fortunate that crab legs are on sale this time of year!

Okay, after all that - here's what we're eating this week:

Sunday, January 1:
     Breakfast: Cold Cereal and Milk
     Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup, French Bread, Blackberry-Orange-Banana Salad
     Snack: Popcorn
     Dinner:  Baked Salmon, Couscous, Green Beans, Blackberry-Orange-Pineapple Salad

Monday, January 2:
    Breakfast/Lunch: Cinnamon Coffee Cake, Oranges, Pears, Blackberries
    Snack:  Popcorn
    Dinner: Ground Beef Tacos, Tossed Salad, Orange Wedges

Tuesday, January 3, John's Birthday:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Raisins
   Lunch: Hot for Kids, Leftovers for Mom and Dad
   Snack: Chex Mix
   Dinner: Crab Legs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Blackberries-Pineapple-Banana Salad
   Birthday Desert: Cupcakes

Wednesday, January 4:
   Breakfast: Pancakes with Strawberry Jam and Walnuts
   Lunch: PB&J Sandwiches, Oranges, Carrots or Tomatoes, Cookie
   Snack: Animal Crackers
   Dinner: Roasted Chicken, Rice,  Broccoli, Orange-Pear-Blackberry Salad

Thursday, January 5:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Apples
   Lunch: Apples with Peanut Butter, Carrots or Tomatoes, Cookie
   Snack: Pretzels
   Dinner: Fish Chowder (from freezer), Tossed Salad, Oranges

Friday, January 6:
   Breakfast: Oatmeal Muffins and Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothies
   Lunch: Hot for Kids, Leftovers for Mom and Dad
   Snack: Animal Crackers
   Dinner: Out for Mom and Dad; Macaroni and Cheese with Pineapple and Pears for the Kids

Saturday, January 7:
   Breakfast: Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits, Oranges
   Lunch: Tuna Wrap Sandwiches, Carrot and Celery Sticks, Orange Wedges and Pear Slices
   Snack: Popcorn
   Dinner:  Homemade Pizza and Breadsticks, Tossed Salad, Oranges

What are you eating this week?

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