Monday, April 27, 2009

Meal Plan Monday

Here we go again! In an effort to keep our food budget down and cut my time spent in the kitchen, you'll see that I'm using lots of leftovers from the freezer and employing the old "cook once--use lots" method!

Sunday: Tacos with all the fixings

Monday: (daughter's Baptism birthday so something she really likes) Beef Stroganoff--with leftover flank steak from Saturday, broccoli, homemade 5 minute artisan bread, Baptism birthday cake! If you haven't tried the 5 minute bread yet--you must--it's so simple and SO YUMMY!

Tuesday: Ham (from freezer--leftover honey baked ham from last week) and potato casserole, peas, baby spinach salad, 5 minute Artisan bread

Wednesday: Pork fried rice (again using leftover pork from freezer from a few weeks ago), fruit. (Make extra rice for Friday's dinner.)

Thursday: Tball game, so cold tuna pasta salad, chips and fruit salad at the ballpark

Friday: Red beans and rice, cornbread (2 cans red kidney beans--undrained, 1 can cut up stewed tomatoes, 1 tsp dried basil, couple of shakes of Tabasco--heat through--about 15 minutes-- and serve over brown rice.) I often add diced red pepper if I have it.

Saturday: Hopefully a date night, so frozen pizzas for the kids!

As always, if you're looking for more ideas, check out Meal Plan Monday!