October 18, 2010

Meal Planning Week of 10/18

This meal plan is for 2 adults and 1 child and the occasional guest to dine with us.  NOTE—I often make enough food to freeze or have for another meal.  Because of this, leftovers are counted as $0 on the menu.  If we go to a restaurant, it counts in a different part of our family budget.

Notice how this summer’s garden is still saving us money.  Even though we didn’t have as bountiful of a production and I didn’t preserve as much this year as compared to last, what we did have is still helping with expenses.  It isn’t too late to put some food in the ground for next year.  Berries, garlic, and fruit and nut trees can all be planted in the fall.

Monday

Leftovers from last night

Approximate cost: $0

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Tuesday

Veggie Meal

Mac and Cheese (daughter’s request) 50cts

Sliced tomatoes from the garden $0

Squash from the freezer (from this summer’s garden) $0

Okra and tomatoes from the freezer (also from this summer’s garden) $0

Beans from the freezer $0

Approximate cost: 50cts

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Wednesday

I’ll be helping to make supper for the children’s program at church.  We’ll use some of the leftovers from the Faithstock event.

Approximate cost: $0

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Thursday

Sausage Dressing (sausage bought on sale with coupon, cornbread mix was free after coupon, veggies from the garden) $1.50

If I can make it to the farmers market, we’ll also have sweet potatoes. $2-$4

Green beans from the freezer (from this summer’s garden) $0

Home canned pears for dessert (pears were given to me, sugar and jar lids were only added expense) 25cts

Approximate cost: $1.75-$5.75

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Friday

Pasta with either homemade pesto or veggies and cheese 50cts-$1.50

(pasta was free after coupon)

Approximate cost: 50cts-$1.50

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Saturday

Wienie Roast, hay ride, and smores at church—FREE and everyone is welcome!!  See our website at Faith UMC for directions.

Approximate cost: $0

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Sunday

Supper at my dad’s place or dinner out.

Approximate cost: $0

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