Monday, February 1, 2010
Menu Plan Monday and some extras I felt like sharing..HA HA
So in an effort to stay on my $200.00 a mth food budget (HA HA HA HA HA HA) I just cleaned out my upright freezor...well..I think that I will totally be able to hold out until I take my neighbor for her groceries as well as my sister. Now one thing that I do plan to do that will totally go against my $200.00 budget is fill the freezer when I get my income tax return back this mth. I plan to stock up on LOTS of things that we go thru like butter, shredded cheeses, frozen veggies (except corn cause my Dear Hubby filled a shelf of our freezer with that this past summer LOVE HIM we still have 17 bags of that)french fries, onion rings, and meat...BUT I am also going to order 3 boxes of food from Angel Food this mth. Here is there link so you can check them out...you still have time to order and this mth..is an awesome menu!!! http://www.angelfoodministries.com/menus/menu_2010-02_en.asp Those boxes alone would have gotten us thru the mth for dinners. I would still have had to get lunch stuff and breakfast BUT my kids are both doing better at eating at school for those meals. This year there school is offering free meals to all...and that is awesome. I think there are lots of kids in our area that come to school hungry. I did read an article once about some local churches and a few of the Elementary schools in our area that do weekend boxes for the kids of very low income families..this was an article that made me CRY..and even talking about it again..makes me wanna cry...ugh..no matter how bad you think things are..they really aren't!!! It could almost always be alot worse.
Ok on with my somewhat boaring MENU for this week Feb 1st 2010
Mon Chicken Cheese casarole from freezer over noodles and peas
Tue Grilled Cheese and LO tomato soup from freezer
Wed BBQ pork chops also from freezer some sort of boxed potatos and red beets
Thur Left overs OR scrambled eggs w cheese toast and sausage links
Fri Fund Raiser Subs from our church
I keep thinking..if I stock up the freezer am I defeting what I am trying to prove OR am I getting ahead so that when I slow down on baby sitting come summer that we will be OK? I am totally torn...give me some advice and let me know what you would do...
Whats on your menu this week??? To see lots more GREAT menu ideas check out http://orgjunkie.com/2010/01/menu-plan-monday-feb-1st.html
Have an awesome week..I plan too <3