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.

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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!
    ¸.·´¸.·*¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·’ * 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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