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Menu Sunday

So we've been trying to menu plan and stick with a budget and do the whole "extreme" couponing thing.  And I put quotes around "extreme" couponing because "extreme" for me at this point would be to just FIND the items I have a coupon for, have it be on SALE, and be able to get it for uber cheap.  Like pennies on the dollar.  So far, I'm not there.  I've found some good deals and I've saved some good money, but I've still spent far more than I wanted to.  It's rather disappointing.  Anyway, we're trying to "make do" with what we have in stock already so I don't have to run back out for something which always ends up costing waaaay more than I ever wanted to spend.  With that said, here is what our menu will most likely be for the week.

Meal 1: Grilling out steaks with baked potatoes and salad and all the fixins

Meal 2: Garlic spaghetti and I promised the boys I wouldn't use whole wheat noodles this time

Meal 3: Ham steaks with mashed potatoes

Meal 4: Taco salad

Meal 5: Why yes, I've been craving Jimmy John's thank you very much

Meal 6: Hamburgers on the grill with cole slaw and maybe some fries

Meal 7: Whatever is left over at this point....it could get interesting.

Our oldest is leaving on a trip of a lifetime before the butt-crack of dawn on Tuesday morning so there will only be 3 of us.  It's only one less person but it does seem to change the dynamic of things quite a bit.  Anyway, there you have it...one more week of our menu planning.  Do you menu plan?  If so, what kind of meals do you come up with, do you have favorites that you go back to all the time or do you try new things?

8 comments:

  1. Your menu sounds great to me. We need to break out the grill at my house.

  1. Debbie said...:

    Hi - following you from Planet Weidkencht blog hop. I love your menu - simple meals - this is how I do things around my house too. Oh and yes, there has been big issues with Blogger's following gadget. Very irritating for sure! Have a lovely Sunday

  1. We pseudo menu-plan. As in, I figure out what I can make for the next 2 weeks with minimal spending based on what I already have and I write down those meals. We don't assign them to a particular day though. What if I don't feel like pasta on Tuesday? We just list them all off and cross them off as I make them. We usually end up with a few staples (like spaghetti and stir-fry) and then rotate the more expensive things like shrimp. But even if we stick to the same meals all the time, we do it over a 2 week period, so you're guaranteed at least 2 weeks before you're stuck eating the same thing again.

  1. mombo880 said...:

    Bluebell, that's exactly how we do it too. Write them all down and cross them off as we go, deciding as we go.

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  1. Mariah said...:

    We have been eating frozen dinners the past few weeks. I think my husband was thrilled that we made tacos tonight!

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  1. Alissabeth said...:

    Following from the Sunday hop!

    You don't have to be 'extreme'...just do what works for your family and makes you happy! I save about 40% on my shopping trips. It's not as much as I'd like, but I will not compromise the food I buy just for the sake of not spending much. To each his own! :-)

    Menu planning saves me a huge amount of money because I don't buy all the extra stuff that I have no use for!

    www.faithfamilyfrugality.com

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