Sunday, October 10, 2010

Menu Plan October 10 - 16

I'm doing everything in my power to stay under our grocery budget for the first half of October.  I have $1.13 left.  All we bought this week was milk, yogurt, produce and ice cream.  If I can stay out of the grocery store for the rest of this week, it'll be my first time EVER staying under budget on groceries.

So, we're basically having an "eat what's in the freezer/pantry" week.  Fortunately, our freezers and pantry are about as well stocked as it gets, so this isn't really a challenge for me.  The bigger challenge will come after I've been sticking to the budget for a while and the freezer and pantry are no longer jam-packed full!

Here's the plan for this week:

Sunday:  Creamed tuna on biscuits

Monday:  Chorizo black bean soup

Tuesday:  Cordon bleu casserole (this recipe, served with noodles)

Wednesday: Jambalaya with kielbasa (from a box, though I'm thinking about trying to bake it instead of stove-top, so it'll be more make-ahead.  I'll let you know how it goes)

Thursday:  leftovers

Friday:  Chicken paprikash over baked potatoes

Saturday:  We'll be out of town for a birthday party that day, so we'll grab dinner on the road.

Have a great week!