So, I was checking in with my blogroll peeps and came across OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday — why, my goodness, how nicely that dovetails with my Victorious Shopping Moment! Oh, you’d like to hear what lovely meals I’m planning on my $7-and-change a day? Well, ask and you shall recieve.
Monday – Ham, Cheesy Potato Casserole, and Spinach
Tuesday – Turkey Soup
Wednesday – Spicy Black Beans & Rice
Thursday – Chickpea Pasta with Almonds & Parmesan
Friday – Potato Soup
Saturday – Stuffed Chicken Shells, Broccoli-Cauliflower Mix
Sunday – Brunswick Stew
Let’s see, Monday’s potato casserole is actually half a casserole that I made weeks ago and froze, ditto for Tuesday’s turkey soup – that bird was from Thanksgiving! I’ve made the black beans & rice dish before, and I love it (though Gruff merely tolerates it – he’s not big on spicy foods but he indulges me from time to time.) The chickpea dish is a new one from this month’s Real Simple, and I’m looking forward to trying it out. I had a great coupon for almonds, and I already had the pasta and parmesan, so it was probably pennies to make this meal! The recipes for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all came from a new cookbook I recieved from my stepmother-in-law over the holidays; if they turn out well then I’ll share them here.
Oh, and I realized that I commented to Amy that I was only making one meatless meal, but I’m actually making three – two this week and Cheese Tortellini with Marinara Sauce next week. I think that’s still not to bad for what I paid at the store!
There are tons more menu plans and recipes over at I’m an Organizing Junkie today.