Jan 20 2008

Menu for the week of Jan. 21

Keeping it really simple this week. Here’s what we’ve got:

Taco soup–without the meat (kidney beans, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, green pepper, salsa, taco seasoning) $4.35

Steamed fish, macaroni salad, twice-baked potato $2.60

Baked chicken, baked beans. It’s a ‘baked’ night – $2.83

Also, I’m baking a batch of Amish Friendship Bread. I’ve had to add a few cups of sugar, flour and (powdered) milk, but I haven’t yet figured what that will cost.
Omlettes, fruit salad $2.30 (the price of eggs has really gone up here!)

Frozen pizza, side salad $3

Total: $15.08 for dinners

Lunches will be dinner leftovers or simple things like sandwiches, things from the freezer, etc.

Breakfasts this week are cold cereal or oatmeal

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7 Responses to “Menu for the week of Jan. 21”

  1. Eggs have really gone up like crazy. My eyes popped out of my head the first time I saw them for over 2 dollars a dozen!

    Have a great week,



  2. This shows me that you can have a great varied meal plan, whilst staying on a budget!

  3. that sounds awesome..the budget and the food!

  4. It sounds wonderful! I love how you budget everything!

    Have a great Monday :)

    My Menu Plan is up too!

  5. Not just eggs, I am trying to get my family more onto powdered milk, but my husband (and truthfully me too) are draggin our heels at cutting gallon milk completely out. We are big milk drinkers in my family and although we have not tried the P.M. yet I fear we will have to soon. Milk jumped this past weekend from around $3.50 to $4.50….Thankfully my husband was doing the shopping so he got to feel the “pinch” at having to pay that price.

  6. The cheapest I’ve been able to find powdered milk is at Aldi for $12.99 for a big box. At the supermarket, they were charging $19.99 for the same size–not a good deal.

    Since your family is big on milk drinking (mine is, too) you could try just using powdered milk in your cooking and baking. You’ll never notice it that way!

    Also, if you make a pitcher of powdered milk and refrigerate it until it’s nice and cold, that really helps the flavor as well.

    You could use that on cereal or in coffee or something instead of drinking it straight (though people do this).

  7. I’ve always wanted to try the Amish Friendship Bread, thanks for reminding me!

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