Saturday, March 6, 2010

This Weeks: "What's Cookin"

This Weeks: "What's Cookin"
Monday: BBQ Crock pot Pork Chops, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Steamed Green Beans
Tuesday: Creamy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Wednesday: Mini Pizzas
Thursday: Lasagna and Cheesy Garlic Bread
Friday: Chili Dogs
Saturday: Chicken Enchiladas and Spanish Rice
Sunday: Chicken Noodle Soup
Dessert: Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Ok, hopefully you all attempted to try some of the meals from last week or began using your own weekly menu. I am going to change things up a bit. Menu planning helps with being prepared for what to make and reducing stress; this week I will include how much this will save on money. This week will also include one dessert. I like to bake something up on the weekends and we snack on it all week. I will try hard to include serving sizes and prep times.
In the past, when I went grocery shopping, I would grab anything that looked like I could throw it in and make a great meal. Now, with planning and reviewing our local ads I am shopping less and spending less on the few trips I do make. This makes me very happy! Like I mentioned before, I shop for my everyday essentials once a month, and I buy these items in bulk. This month on my once a month trip to Costco and Wal-Mart I spent $164.00. Then just for the missing ingredients I needed for last weeks menu I spent an additional $ 46.98 at Safeway. This may sound like a lot but do remember the $164.00 spent at Costco and Wal-Mart were things that will last one month or sometimes more.
I will also include my shopping list of just the ingredients I do not have on hand. Tomorrow, since I do my shopping on Sunday mornings, I will post my total of what was spent for the weeks worth of meals.
Look under the "~Recipes~" tab at the top of this page for all recipes.
Have a Great Week!


  1. Instead of buying noodles for your chicken noodle soup try making these:

    Home Made noodles...
    2 c. flour
    2 eggs
    2t. salt
    1/2c water
    mix dry ingredients add eggs and water...roll out dough on counter and cut with a pizza cutter into slices... toss into boiling soup and allow to boil for approx seven minutes stirring de3licious you wont ever went to use store bought noodles again!!!

  2. yum, thanks...going to try that!