September 6, 2010

Supper Planning, Week of 9/5

We were out most of the afternoon yesterday playing and enjoying the wonderful weather.  I’m just now getting to supper planning for the week. 

Below is our meal plan for this week.  It will feed 2 adults, 1 child, and an occasional guest or relative here and there.

Note—when estimating the cost of the meal I add the cost to the initial serving.  Any leftovers are then priced at $0. Dining out pulls from a different part of our family budget and prices are not shown below as a result.

This work week is going to be a very busy one for our family.  Whenever I know that the schedule is going to be wacky, I try and plan simple meals that require little prep time.  I also try to schedule a few meals that Hubby can make if needed.



We went out to eat with our cousins who were in town for the weekend.

Approximate cost $0

Monday “Labor Day Feast”  My father will be joining us

Lamb burgers (lamb bought from local farmer, buns bought for 45 cts after coupon and Kroger 4 Day Sale) $12 for 2 lbs

Crowder peas with a bit of okra (peas bought at the farmers market, okra free from the garden) $2.50

Cold veggie plate of cucumbers, bell peppers, jalapenos, and tomatoes (free from the garden)

Deviled eggs $1

Chips and ranch dip (Chips bought on sale with coupon, organic ranch mix bought on sale at Frontier co-op, all natural sour cream bought on sale) $3

The most expensive meal of the week--Approximate cost $18.50


Homemade panini (bread, meat and cheeses all bought on sale) $2

Leftover peas and Deviled eggs from yesterday

Soup from the freezer

Approximate cost $2


I’ll be helping with the children’s program at church tonight.  We’ll have hot dogs, grapes, and chips.

Approximate cost $0


Homemade Chicken and Dumplings (Organic chicken bought on mark down with a coupon) $6

I’ll boil an entire chicken, reserving half of the broth and half of the chicken separately for use at another time.

Approximate cost $6


Garden Vegetable Soup (most veggies either home canned or directly from the garden, broth from Thursday’s meal prep.  Cabbage, carrots and celery store bought) $2

Approximate cost $2


I’ll be celebrating a friend’s birthday with her.

Approximate cost $0

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