Monthly Menu Planning

I have started shopping once a month for groceries, except for the perishables and things which require re-stocking (milk, bread, etc.). Doing this has cut our grocery bill in half, because I spend less money on junk and actually have enough food in the fridge/pantry for every night of the week. We still have been eating out more than we should especially since we trying to save money for another vehicle. So I thought I would share my menu for the month. Micah and Xavier cook on Monday nights so I even get 1 night off a week. That doesn't include the nights that Joel wants to cook out or make something new which is a couple of times a month. I am truly blessed!

1 - Stuffed Peppers
2 - Chef Salad
3 - Wings/Appetizer Night
4 - *4th July Cook Out
5 - Pork Chops
6 - M: Beef Stroganoff
7 - Shake/Bake Chicken
8 - Tacos
9 - French Dip Sandwiches
10 - BBQ Chicken
11 - Meatloaf
12 - Pork roast
13 - X: Beef Tips and Gravy
14 - Chicken Alfredo
15 - Subs
16 - Spaghetti
17 - Breakfast Burrito's
18 - Roast (beef)
19 - Stir Fry
20 - M: Sausage Pasta and Veggie Skillet
21 - BBQ Sandwiches
22 - Swedish Meatballs
23 - Kabasa
24 - Rotisserie Chicken
25 - Pork Chops
26 - Bacon Burgers
27 - X: still undecided
28 - Breakfast
29 - Pizza
30 - Chicken Salad
31 - Stuffed Shells

Now I need to figure out a breakfast menu in time to go grocery shopping this afternoon.

The Simple Woman's Daybook

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FOR TODAY June 29, 2009...

Outside my window...
the sun is shining, the birds are singing and unfortunately the flies are already buzzing around.

I am thinking...
of what I hope to accomplish today.

I am thankful for...
my family.

From the learning rooms...
math and science are on the agenda, along with some reading.

From the kitchen...
cupboards to go through and menu's to plan.

I am wearing...
pajamas (my normal outfit for the morning).

I am creating...
nothing at the moment, but have some plans running through my head.

I am reading...
Anne Frank (with the boys), Latin Road to English Grammar, Created To Be His Helpmeet, and my Bible

I am praying...
for family, friends and a new car.

I am hearing...
Xavier in the kitchen, Isaac watching cars and the hum of the AC.

Around the house...
we need to do some cleaning, and a load of laundry calls my name.

One of my favorite things...
seeing a child's smiling face when you first open your eyes.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
A visit to the library, grocery shopping, and buying a new desktop (hopefullly).

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
It is amazing how much children gro and change in a year!!
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FOR TODAY June 8, 2009...

Outside my window...
the sun is shining and the birds are gathered under the bird feeders.

I am thinking...
of the day ahead and the things I want to accomplish today

I am thankful for...
a wonderful church service yesterday morning & last night (we went to a new church)

From the learning rooms...
the boys have started their summer schedule which includes their summer reading goals, TX state history, spelling & math

From the kitchen...
I need to come up with this week's menu but tonight we will be chowing down on Chicken Alfredo, and I need to finish making the peanut butter cookies

I am wearing...
t-shirt and flowered skirt :-)

I am creating...
nothing at the moment, but I plan to make Isaac a pillow case & matching curtains this week and mend a couple of skirts.

I am going...
to the Dr. on Tuesday for Isaac's appoint (poor things needs a couple of shots, and an FRG coffee Saturday morning. If all goes well we will go to the library Tuesday evening.

I am reading...
The Love Dare (with Joel) and Created to Be His Help Meet.

I am hoping...
praying... for a quiet evening (lol).

I am hearing...
The movie "Cars", Micah in the kitchen, and the washer still going.

Around the house...
I need to finish up the laundry, go through baby clothes and mop the floors.

One of my favorite things...
watching Xavier read (he gets so into the book)

A few plans for the rest of the week:
continue reading and trying to apply what I have learned and possibly going to Wed. night service.

Here is picture thought I am sharing...
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