Wednesday, December 21, 2011

December 2011: Menu Planning for the remaining month

With just under $105 left in my grocery budget for the rest of the month, I am sitting down and writing a menu/snack plan. Smart idea, as the kids will be home for their school break.

Breakfast Options:
  • Cold Cereal
  • Hot Cereal
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Biscuits and Gravy (need to find a GF biscuit recipe)
  • Muffins
  • Cinnamon Rolls for Christmas (maybe, if I can manage to do a GF version AND a regular version)

Lunch Options:
  • Leftovers
  • Various canned soups I've had on hand "just in case" that need to be eaten and restocked
  • Sandwiches-nut butter and jelly, tuna/salmon, egg
  • Spaghetti

Snack Options:
  • Apples, Oranges, Carrots
  • Popcorn
  • Cereal mix with odds and ends from the pantry: cereal, marshmallows, chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts
  • Cookies...if we do some baking in the next few days...
  • Zucchini brownies...still have a few bags of zucchini in the freezer
  • "cheesy tortillas"
Supper Options:
  • Ham & Beans and Cornbread
  • Curry/Dahl over Rice
  • Turkey Soup
  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Sausage/potatoes/other veggie
  • Pizza
  • Turkey and noodles?
  • Burritos (refried bean? black bean and sweet potato?)
  • Enchiladas (need to make masa flour tortillas)

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