Sunday, January 16, 2011

This Week's Menu 1/17

(my half of this week's Bountiful Basket)
Woo Hoo!! Bountiful Baskets offered tortillas this week. For $7.50 you get 7 dozen tortillas. Three dozen giant sized  flour tortillas, two dozen soft taco sized flour tortillas, and two dozen white corn tortillas. Of course, I split the tortillas and basket with my Dear Friend. My children love, love, LOVE the giant tortillas. They are big bean and cheese quesadilla fans, and those big tortillas make a man sized quesadilla (I'm just quoting the troops!). Anyway, this week's menu is a continued effort to use up leftovers, and I am still trying to add more fruits and veggies into our diet.

Hashbrowns (shredded the extra baked potatoes I baked for last week's Chili Cheese Baked Potatoes)
Sausage Gravy 
Scrambled Eggs
Pumpkin Struesel Muffins(recipe forth coming)

Bacon Fried Rice
Brussel Sprouts (for me)
Green Beans
Pineapple Chunks

Shrimp Alfredo
Penne Pasta
Strawberry Jello with Kiwis in it

Chicken Enchiladas (using the white corn tortillas and green chiles from Bountiful Basket)
Refried Beans
Tossed Salad (have a cucumber and tomato to use up) 
Apple Crisp
Tuna Noodle Casserole (this was on Budget Confidential's menu last week and she totally made me crave it)
Baked Butternut Squash
Sliced Pears

Pizza or Calzones
Any leftover Fruits and Veggies that need eaten

Now that I have faithfully planned a menu for the last month or so, I have realized that committing a menu plan to print really helps me keep a mental checklist of what needs to be used up and what is in the freezer and fridge most of the time. It has really helped me keep food waste to a minimum and I have been able to keep my weekly grocery spending to about $80.00 a week. Not bad considering I am feeding 2 adults, an 18 year old boy, 15 year old girl, 11 year old boy,  9 year old boy, and a stray friend or two.


  1. Your menu looks great! Again, I am so jealous of your basket of produce and wish we had that in Ohio! $80 is really awesome for your size family...way to go!!!

  2. Oh yeah, anything wrapped in a tortilla is good stuff. Yum on the chicken enchiladas!



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