Thursday, May 7, 2009

Menu Planning

Mary asked me for my menu. So I thought I would post to for you guys. And for future viewing.

Now keep in mind, Chris is working swing shift. Which means he goes to work at 2pm and gets home at 11pm. He doesn't eat breakfast so Bee and I have cereal. And a sandwich for lunch with crackers.

I also use 1.5 lbs of hamburger so I make quite a bit. (It's cheaper to buy it that way at the comissionary.)

May 1- leftover spaghetti
2-taco salad with hamburger
3-BBQ at Flitton's- Brats with buns
4- homemade pizza (I make bread for Fast Sunday sacrament and make extra for pizza)
5-Enrichment night-leftovers
6- Sister missionaries- french Toast (their fave)
7-Chris' meal (hambruger, torillias, salsa, tomato soup)
9- Burgers with buns
10-Lasaguna (bought on sale otherwise I wouldn't have bought them)
12- leftovers
13- Potato Soup
14- leftovers
15- Pancakes with bacon or saugage
16- Out to eat- Sealing Anniversary
17- Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
18- Taco Soup
19- leftovers
20- Ckn Enchilladas
21- leftovers
22-26 Chris is fishing so Bee and I don't usually make many meals...maybe one and eat the leftovers
28- leftovers
29- Tomato Soup with Grill Cheese
30-steaks and mashed potatoes

One of the goals I was trying to fulfill with menu planning was to stop wasting all the leftovers. I throw away a lot of food. So that is why there is a lot of leftover nights. Thankfully I have a hubby that doesn't mind leftovers.

So what do you guys cook for your family??

Any suggestions for me?

PS I am gonna mark it in the red but hope I will continue to do the menu planning. It's really kinda of nice.


Anonymous said...

One way you could save leftovers, is to freeze them. Then you have a quick meal to pull out and heat up. Just like a frozen dinner. As my family grew I don't usally have enough left overs to do this unless I plan on it.

Your menu looks awesome.

Kristina P. said...

That menu sounds amazing! I don't really cook a lot, so I have no suggestions. :)

amelia bedelia said...

You're menu sounds great!! I'd like your chicken enchilada recipe, if you don't mind.

Becky said...

I think it looks good. Maybe you could add more breakfast for dinner items--may family likes those a lot.

Deanna said...

yum! now i'm hungry~


Monster Mary said...

THanks. I'm always interested in how other people do things. I can see that I should simplify our menu and I'd probably throw away less food. I'm not a huge fan of left overs but MIke eats them for lunch all the time because he hates PB and J. I usually make Pizza or spaghetti once a week but I tend to try a lot of different recipes and my kids usually don't like them. I just get tired of the same old thing. We should start a recipe exchange.