Oct 01 2007

My first Menu Plan Monday! Yay

I don’t know how faithfully we’ll stick to this menu, but here’s some meal ideas I’m considering for the week. All are based on things in my pantry/fridge.

(Boring, I know, but this week my $35 budget didn’t have room for cereal)

Leftovers and assorted finds


  • Linguine with alfredo sauce, steamed frozen veggies
  • Tuna melt sandwiches, twice-baked potato, fruit salad
  • French toast, potato wedges, baked apples
  • Spaghetti and marinara sauce, garlic toast
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and can of Progresso soup

I already made the fruit salad, and I wanted to post a record of what it cost. Also, the twice-baked potato and potato wedges are waiting in my freezer.

Fruit salad

  • Can pineapple .69
  • Can mandarin oranges .45
  • Frozen strawberries 1.69
  • A banana .10
  • Total: $2.93

What will you be eating this week? Post in the comments below, and be sure to visit other menus here.

14 Responses to “My first Menu Plan Monday! Yay”

  1. what a delicious meal plan this week–yum.

  2. It’s amazing what you can do on a budget when you take the time to plan! We are in the SAME boat!

    Welcome to MPM! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Welcome to MPM! Your menu sounds great! Have a great week:-)

  4. Welcome to Menu Plan Monday! Your menu looks yummy and frugal.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love how you’re pricing your recipes out. That’s one of the next things I want to do once I get rolling with the meal planning! Have a great week!

  6. Happy Monday!
    Sounds yummy!
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·’ * Annie *

  7. Great meal plan :)

  8. A great start! Loved the pricing!


  9. Welcome to MPM! I love me some Tuna melt sandwiches… might have to add that to my plan over the next few weeks! Great plan… and love the pricing, I should work on that! :)

  10. Thanks to you all for your kind comments!

  11. Great looking menu, everything looks yummy!!!

    Happy MPM!


  12. I was a newly wed at your age too. :) That was 14 years ago so now I am thinking wow, I am old. LOL Anyhow, Great menu! I LOVE making the most of what we already have and think thats a great goal.

  13. Hi Kacie, I am a freelance writer too. You are wise to save your money!

  14. Welcome to Menu Monday Plan Days. I’m sure you’re going to just love being a part of this lively group.

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