Monday, August 4, 2008

Basic Menu Plan for August 08

I'm working really hard this month to stay within our grocery/food budget -$300. I'll keep you posted on whether or not I make it. As part of my efforts I have designed a "basic" menu for this month which includes a lot of ingredients all ready in my pantry. By basic I mean few ingredients, kid-friendly (for the most part), and easy to make. I'm sure what is basic for one person is NOT for another.

You'll notice we have grilled steak every week and lots of chicken. That's because my local supermarket had a great sale recently and I stocked up!

Since I'm always looking for ideas, what are some of your basic recipes or meal plans? By the way, if you use any of "my" recipes I'd love to hear how it turns out!

Week One
Chicken & Cornbread Dressing, Salad
Library Night: Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Fruit
Roast Beef, Potatoes, Carrots, Gravy, Yeast Rolls
Grilled Chicken w/ Peanut Sauce, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Carrots, Rice
Spaghetti, Salad, Cheddar Bread, Fruit
Mexican Chicken Cornbread Stuff, Sour Cream, Black Olives, Fruit

Week Two
Lunch @ Mall? Leftovers?
BBQ Chicken, Baked Potato, Corn, Cheddar Bread
Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Fruit
Zoo Member Night: PB & J, Apples, Zoo Ice Cream
Curry Chicken Salad, Apple, Flour Tortilla
Homemade Pizza, Pineapple Slices
Bacon, Fried Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs, Homemade Biscuits

Week Three
Taco Salad, Fruit, Ice Cream
Easy Breaded Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Carrots, Rice
Extra Easy Lasagna, Salad, Cheddar Bread, Fruit
Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Fruit
Leftovers? Eat out? Something Easy!
Drive to NY
Jess & Andy Wedding in NY

Week Four
Tortilla Stack, Sour Cream, Corn, Fruit
Sloppy Toms/Joes, Buns, Cheese, Raw Carrots, Fruit
Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Raw Carrots, Fruit
Zesty Baked Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Steamed Carrots, Rice
Grilled Steak, Baked Potato, Fruit
Ellie turns 2!! Homemade Pizza, Pineapple Slices, Birthday Cake
Grilled Hamburgers, Buns, Cheese, Fruit


  1. I keep forgetting to put in the post for more ideas go see Laura at Org Junkie.

  2. Stephanie, Hi! Don't know if you'll remember me at all...I used to live on your hall at OBU. Anyway, I stumbled onto your blog this week and am loving your meal plan! It's so fun to see what you're up to and to get to see your beautiful family! Will definitely be trying out some of your recipes!

    Amy (Blackwood)

  3. $300 a! What is you budget for other things such as toilet paper, laundry det, cleaning products. I shop Walmart b/c it's the cheapest way to go here in town so I get everything and can't get out of there for less than $150 a week.

    I thought about the grocerygame but they don't have our stores here in town....go figure. I need to just get organzied and start pricing the things I use all the time and doing my one grocery game thing.

    I'm very impressed!


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