Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Menu Plan

I know it's not *Monday*, but I was feeling pretty under the weather yesterday and even though I wrote up my meal plan I really didn't feel like posting it. However, better late than never, right?

So far we are on day 3 of eating out of the pantry & freezer. I only had to buy a bag of rolls because we have some frozen meatballs in sauce that we wanted to use up in the freezer. These are actually tonight's dinner and I am so excited as these as my Italian Grandma's homemade meatballs in her homemade sauce. A couple of times a year she will make big batches of meatballs and sauce and for the price of ingredients will fill my freezer with some delicious goodies.

Anyway, this is my first time doing this so I hope it works out and feel free to check out Menu Plan Monday to see hundreds of other menu plans!

Monday: Fried Pork chops, buttered noodles, salad & applesauce

Tuesday: Meatball sandwiches, french fries, salad & peaches

Wednesday: Filet mignon, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, & applesauce

Thursday: Turkey Tacos, tortilla chips & salsa

Friday: Pulled pork sandwiches, roasted oven potatoes, salad & pineapple tidbits

Saturday: Leftovers or breakfast for dinner

Sunday: Breaded chicken tenders, french fries & applesauce

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I *need* a clean out the pantry challenge.

For the past few weeks I have been following the Living Rich With Coupons site and getting a lot of incredible deals. The only problem to this is that now I have way too much food in my pantry and freezer. Granted, nearly all of this food was for free or nearly free so it was just "too hard to pass up". However, I feel that the excitement of chasing the deals is a bit more of an encouragement than the need to actually have all of this stuff. So, I think I am going to start my own clean out the pantry challenge and see how much money we can save while we reduce our stockpiles a bit.

This is an example of what I mean:

That is also not including an extra 1 case of tomatoes and 4 cases of beans that are in my hallway. Plus, let us not even get started on the fact that somehow I have ended up buying 10 tubes of the deodorant I use.

So, now the next step that I think I need to do is actually menu plan for the upcoming week. I think this will end up being the first menu plan that I share at Menu Plan Monday. I am very excited!