December 20, 2010

Menu Plan Monday ~ December 20

There’s only five days until Christmas.  It’s a busy time so menu planning is not something I want to have on my mind.  But we must eat and so that leaves me thinking of a plan.  Due to the crazy schedule this week things may need to be changed, but this is my tentative plan.

Sunday – leftover potato soup (made Saturday for lunch) topped with bacon and cheese
Due to the leeks, cheese, bacon, chicken broth, etc, this dish is a little more costly than most of our meals.  It is so delicious and we can get a few meals from it so it’s a nice treat and worth the cost involved.

Monday – Philly steak sandwiches with peppers and onions, Pierogies, apples (maybe homemade apple crisp?)
The Philly steaks were buy 1 get 1 free. This time I will use frozen peppers and onions because I purchased those buy 1 get 1 free this week at Food Lion and I had a coupon. The Piergies were purchased on sale at Harris Teeter and the apples need to be used asap.  The sub rolls were purchased today on the bakery clearance rack at Walmart.

Tuesday – tenderloin on the grill, salad, another side?, rice krispy treats, pizza, salad
The Freschetta pizzas were on eVIC special at Harris Teeter for only $2.97 each.  (Family will be visiting.)

Wednesday – Tyson chicken tenders, broccoli, rice  We went shopping because I had some good coupons to use so we stopped at Cook Out for a quick dinner.
I intentionally planned to have something easy because I will be cleaning and entertaining throughout the week.  This is the one day inbetween company.  I got the Tyson chicken tenders on sale and had a $1 coupon. We will probably use half of a bag which will cost $2. The frozen broccoli was buy 1 get 1 free and I had a coupon.

Thursday – oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
(Family visiting.)  I got the chicken on sale at Food Lion a few weeks ago for $1.79/lb.  The potatoes are buy 1 get 1 free at Food Lion this week.

Friday – something easy on Christmas Eve

Saturday – turkey, ham, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, corn, pie, etc.
My mom and dad will bring the ham. My brother and sister-in-law will bring the pie, gravy, and sodas. I got the turkey on sale at Thanksgiving for $.39/lb. I hope to find sweet potatoes on sale this week like I did at Thanksgiving.  Also, I hope to remember to take a picture of the sweet potato casserole this time.

Since we will be entertaining company this week, we will be going over our weekly food budget, but due to sales and coupons I know that we’ll still do pretty well. We will probably enjoy the Christmas leftovers for a few days next week which will help us get back on track.

What are you having for dinner this week?

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Karen

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