July 7, 2008
Menu Plan Monday ~ July 7
Today is Menu Plan Monday. If you want to see others' menus for this week or post your own, head on over to orgjunkie.com.
I cooked a lot of "base" foods and put them in the freezer over the last several weeks, so I will be using these to throw together quick meals. We have commitments every night during the week, so I am very grateful to have precooked, mostly nutritious food in the freezer. I am thrilled to have found so many tasty recipes that include dried beans and whole grains; these types of foods really help keep the food expenses down and are full of nutrition, and it is definitely a plus when the family likes the food (at least a little).
These dinners are pretty frugal and healthful. I have a few favorite sites for really inexpensive recipes: Lentils and Rice (a new fav), The Family Homestead and Hillbilly Housewife.
Black Bean Burritos (I made two of these casseroles last week and we only ate one - everyone loved it), Corn
Red and Yellow Chowder, Salad
Lentil Burgers (made from frozen cooked lentils & rice), Steamed Greens, Carrots
Chili (from frozen cooked white and red beans), Salad
Spaghetti (with meat sauce from the freezer), Salad
Sandwiches, something crockpotty, or something easy to throw together!
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