Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Menu planning to save money: What's for dinner, Mom?

Chicken fricassee with sweet potato dumplings

Menu planning saves me money, plan and simple. During the summer months, life is a little more relaxed, but when the weather starts to get cooler, I get back to structured menu planning with even more purpose!

Here's what we'll be eating for dinner this week. Breakfast is pretty basic, we either have yogurt with homemade granola or oatmeal or toast and eggs. Lunch is almost always whatever was leftover from dinner the night before or a sandwich and soup. 
You'll find the links to most of the recipes in my blog. Let me know if you need help finding them!

A sample menu at our house:
Beef + potato hash                                                                                                        
Steamed green beans with lemon and sea salt                                                              
Salad with homemade dressing                                                                                 

Spaghetti with homemade sauce, zucchini + yellow squash                          
Cheesy garlic breadi
Salad with homemade dressing

Crock pot ham + cheesy potatoes
Steamed broccoli
Salad with homemade dressing

Chicken fricassee with biscuits                                                                                        
Wax beans                                                                                                                      
Salad with homemade dressing

C.O.R.N = Clean Out the Refrigerator Night AKA leftovers

Veggie, cheese + ham frittata                                                                                      
Hash browns with onions + peppers                                                                       
Salad with homemade dressing

Until next time I remain Frugally Yours!
Rachael Monaco

1 comment:

  1. I wish I could plan like this and then do it! Great recipes too!