Monday, October 22, 2012

Menu Monday

One of the ways we save money is to eat at home.  This takes some planning and using things from the pantry and freezer as well as smart grocery shopping.  I don't mind cooking as much as deciding what to cook.  That is why I make my menu a week in advance and get input from the family.  I am fortunate in that I do not have any picky eaters in my family.  The only problem that I have is that I feel that I cook the same things over and over.  I need to try some new dishes.  We also do not have a dessert every night.  I try to make something over the weekends for dessert (not that I am always successful in that endeavor!)

Monday - Chili beans, cornbread, sour cream, cheese
Tuesday - BBQ Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
Wednesday - Dirty rice with sausage, broccoli
Thursday - Home baked pizza, salad
Friday - Salmon patties, corn, green beans
Saturday - Cabbage with polish sausage, (any ideas what to serve with this?), biscuits
Sunday - Roast with vegetables (carrots, potatoes, onions, celery), rice, yeast rolls

What's on your table this week?


  1. I like everything on your menu,

    we've got some leftover roast beef from the weekend so we will be having beef veggie soup and beef hash, also barbecue on buns one night and potato soup another night. THere is also green salad in the fridge, enough for 2 days.
    I love have some precooked stuff to start with.

    Like you, I don't like the picking out and deciding on the menus either. But don't most people rotate almost the same meals over and over?

  2. With your cabbage and sausage, I wonder about serving biscuits? And I also cook a lot of the same things over and over. It is easy to rely on those recipes that I don't have to think about, I can just do.

  3. Where you from to know about dirty rice?

  4. I really need to start posting this for accountability. At our house, it's an every-other-day list. I always try to make enough for leftovers the next night. It's a huge help! :)

  5. How about chunky applesauce or baked sweet potatoes with the sausage.
    I love to visit with you via your the way I am aretiredspecial needs teacher now living in Seneca.

    1. Oh, I do love baked sweet potatoes! We both live in Seneca! I also teach Special Education. It's nice to "meet" you!!


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