Jan 14 2008

Menu for the week of Jan. 14-18

Last week, when I posted the receipt for my grocery shopping trip, a couple of you were interested in how I’d turn that into a menu.

However, my plans are changing a bit. My husband just found out that he’s going on a business trip this week, so he won’t be home for dinner on Wednesday night and probably not for Thursday night as well. So, I’ll adjust my menu a bit.

I’ll add the groceries to things I already have on hand, and I’ll make:


Chicken rice casserole

I’ll add chopped celery and omit the onion mix, using my own spices instead. $6


Southwestern salad-

This is a new recipe from a cookbook a friend gave to me for Christmas. It includes ground beef, a can of chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, corn, green peppers, fresh spinach, and a southwestern dressing.

I might or might not make it the way the recipe says, but it will cost the same:  $11.31 for all of the ingredients (not just the part I’ll use). This will make a ton of food, and will be several servings.


Steamed fish, macaroni salad, twice-baked potato * Was going to prepare it this week, but everything can wait. I’m putting this on hold.

I’ll eat Tuesday’s leftover’s.


Tacos made with the meat mixture in the southwestern salad, or eating it as a salad again..89 for the package of tortillas.


Split pea soup

I love it. Make it quite a bit. Costs $2.62 a pot.

Total for the week: $20.82 

Breakfasts will be baked oatmeal, regular oatmeal, cold cereal.

Lunches will be dinner leftovers, sandwiches, fruit, and other simple things.

Be sure to visit Orgjunkie for more menus.

3 Responses to “Menu for the week of Jan. 14-18”

  1. it all sounds so good ;) off to check out the chicken and rice recipe.have a great day.

  2. Do you have your split pea soup recipe posted anywhere? I’d love to have it. :)

  3. I love how you include the cost breakdown, that’s awesome!

    Have a great week!

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