Sunday, January 2, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 1/3/11

I can't believe it is already 2011 and time for the first menu plan of the year!  Menu planning is one of the biggest ways that I save time and money.  If you haven't tried menu plan now is a great time to start. 

I will also be starting an Eat from the Pantry challenge this week.  For the month of January, I have reduced my weekly grocery budget from $100 a week to $20 a week.  I will be planning meals based on what is in my pantry and freezer and I will spend the $20 on mostly produce & dairy.  I am also going to get back in the habit of baking all of our bread from scratch to help cut our grocery budget.  I will post my weekly shopping results each Saturday.

Here is my first menu plan for 2011: 

Monday:  Easy Crockpot Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Green Beans

Tuesday:  French Dip Sandwiches, Veggies & Dip, German Potato Casserole

Wednesday:  Dinner at Church

Thursday:  Pesto Turkey & Pasta, Salad, Fococcia Bread

Friday:  Tuna Melts, Salad, Beer Cheese Soup

Saturday:  Slow Cooker Layered Enchilada Dinner, Chips & Salsa, Salad

Sunday Lunch:  Breakfast Casserole, Fruit

Sunday Dinner:  Frozen Pizza, Bacon Spinach Salad

Breakfast Choices for the Week:

Connor with Chef Celina Tio from Food Network's The Next Iron Chef.  In December, we ate at her restaurant Julian here in Kansas City (Brookside area).


  1. KC,
    I have made and given out your Beer Cheese Soup recipe many, many times and had it on my blog yesterday. It is easy and I love it!!
    Thanks for the great recipe!
    Melinda @

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the Beer Cheese soup. I love it because it is so simple to make!


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