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Menu Plan Monday January 25, 2016 Edition

The Snowpocalypse of 2016 thankfully missed our house. The kids got to enjoy three days off from school though. They played outside and went sledding with the little bit of snow we did get.  They had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed their mini vacation. They were off Monday too for Martin Luther King day so they only went one day this week. Not that they were complaining by any chance!
This week’s menu features great buys that I got from Aldi’s and Kroger’s. If you have never checked out Aldi’s do so. They have a whole line of gluten free products called LiveGFree which includes frozen foods like Blueberry Pancakes, Cheese Pizzas and even Chicken Nuggets and snacks like Double Chocolate Brownie Muffins. Another line they have is called Fit & Active which is their lower fat line. We personally like the Fit & Active® Lean Turkey Polska Kielbasa. It’s great sliced into spaghetti sauce for baked spaghetti casserole.
My big savings this week was a Cook’s ham at Kroger. The ham was an eleven pound ham for a little over eight dollars that was originally listed for $22.00. I’m cooking it right now and once it cools, I’ll divide it into meal sized portions to freeze. I have a FoodSaver® 4980 Automatic Vacuum Sealing System that I picked up from Costco before the holidays started. This has really saved our family time and money since I can buy food in bulk and divide it into portions for our family.

Menu Plan for January 25- January 31

Funeral Sandwiches (recipe courtesy of Clever Housewife,
Dutch Apple Pie w/ Whipped Cream (Aldi’s special – twenty five cents for the pie!)
Baked Pork Chops
Cheesy Julienne Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Salisbury Steaks
Steamed Rice
Green Beans
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Garlic Bread
 (Darling husband is cooking tonight. I’ll be out of town with Gabriel at an appointment.)
Hot Dogs
Macaroni and Cheese
Baked Beans
Roasted Chicken Thighs
Sweet Peas
Breakfasts: Cereal, French Toast, Mickey Waffles, Oatmeal etc
Lunches: Leftovers, Sandwiches, etc
I was looking for something pretty for this post and I came across this lovely painting. It’s called Midsummer’s Eve and was painted in 1908 by British painter Edward Robert Hughes (1851-1914). Hughes worked mainly in watercolors and was part of the artistic movement called Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. With all the cold weather everyone has been having lately, I thought a picture of something warm would be great.
Until next time…

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Menu for the week of January 25 thru January 31, 2009

Sunday Jan. 25
Breakfast [b]- Cereal w/ milk
Lunch [l] – Lunch out
Snack [s]- yogurts
Dinner [d]- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans

Monday Jan. 26
B-Toast w/ jelly
L- Clean Out Refrigerator Day
D- Cheriyaki Chicken, Steamed Rice, Veggies {Chinese New Year Today}

Tuesday Jan. 27
B- Cereal w/milk
S- Pudding
D-Swedish Meatballs, Noodles, Peas

Wednesday Jan. 28
L-Ham and Cheese Pie
D- Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Thursday Jan 29
B-Cereal w/ milk
L-Macaroni & cheese
D-Clean Out Refrigerator Night

Friday Jan. 30
B-Cereal w/ milk
D- Hamburgers, Chips

Saturday Jan 31
B- Biscuits w/ Gravy
D- Pork Chops, Stuffing, Corn on the Cob

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Changes to the menu for the upcoming week

I got to reading the menu for the upcoming week and noticed that on Sunday and Monday we were having potatoes. Normally, that wouldn’t be a problem but we had potatoes tonight so I decided to change the Sunday menu to read like this:

Sunday January 11,
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Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, muffins, bacon and juice or coffee
Lunch: Macaroni and cheese
Snack: Brownies
Dinner: Steaks, stuffing, carrots, crescent rolls

until next time

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Menu for the week of Sunday January 11 through Saturday January 17, 2009

Like I said in my last post here is my up coming menu for the week for my family. Things may happen that might alter the menu but I try to stick with what I have written down. Please feel free to use this menu for your own family adjusting it as need be.

I would love to know what other poeple are feeding their familes so share with me. I’ll post a few here each week so we can get ideas from each other.

Until next time….

Sunday January 11

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Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins , juice or coffee

Lunch: Macaroni and cheese

Snack:Homemade Brownies

Dinner- Steaks (brought on sale from local store), baked potatoes, carrots, crescent rolls

Monday January 12

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Breakfast- Cereal w/ milk

Lunch- Sandwiches

Snack: Brownies

Dinner: Oven fried chicken, chantilly potatoes, mint orange peas, biscuits with honey butter (meal came from 1963 Pilsbury Cookbook)

Tuesday January 13

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Breakfast- Oatmeal

Lunch: CORD

Snack: Oatmeal cake

Dinner: Sloppy joes, chips and raw veggies

Wednesday January 14

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Breakfast-Bagels w/ butter and jelly

Lunch: Ravioli

Snack: Oatmeal cake

Dinner: Slow cooker beef stew

Thursday January 15

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Breakfast: Cereal w/ milk

Lunch: Ham and cheese crescents

Snack: Oatmeal Cake

Dinner-Stuffed Manicotti

Friday January 16

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Breakfast: Cereal w/ milk

Lunch: CORD

Snack: Rice Krispie treats

Dinner: Fish fillets and french fries

Saturday January 17

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Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, ham slices and cinnamon rolls


Snack: Rice Krispie treats

Dinner: Pierogies with sausage, mushrooms and onions

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