Thursday, December 19, 2013

On the Table This Week

Here is the weekly update on what we're eating here at Faerie Gardens. I had to adjust the menu plan several times this week to keep it in budget while still planning for our Solstice party! I am proud that I have stuck so closely to a food budget this month (with my family's help of course!)

Thursday - hot dogs, french fries, mixed vegetables

Friday - pesto spaghetti w/chicken, winter salad, cinnamon bun cake

Saturday - Solstice Party: homemade buns, barbecue-cheddar meatballs, macaroni and cheese, salad, fruited gelatin salad, peanut butter fudge, candy cane fudge, festive velvet cake, soft ginger cookies

Sunday - chicken-stuffing casserole, creamed spinach, biscuits

Monday - bottomless Mexican casserole, baked sweet potatoes, homemade bread

Tuesday - Christmas Eve party at my brother's

Wednesday - Christmas dinner at my mother's

Thursday, December 12, 2013

On the Table This Week

I haven't been making meal plans as strongly as I was for awhile. A bit less money for food had me scrambling to create 3 or 4 day plans and go from there. I think I am back to a regular schedule now. Here is our plan for this week!

Thursday - chicago style hot dogs, tater tots, buttery garlic broccoli w/parmesan

Friday - chicken pot pie, chocolate chip cookies

Saturday - baked potato & bacon soup, sandwiches

Sunday - dinner at my sister's house

Monday - cheese ravioli, salad

Tuesday - pizza

Wednesday - beef stroganoff

Still less planned out than I use to do, but I am just adding vegetables from what we have in the house or what is on sale. Tonight's dinner was quick and easy. I love hot dogs topped with pickle spears and thin tomato wedges. They taste so fresh and make one hot dog feel like a real serving.