Menu Planning Monday: Last Week of the Month Challenges

This month we have been trying to do the Once a Month Grocery Shopping Budget plan. This is the last week of the month. Last week, since I spent $16 on groceries (so I could buy milk to last 2 weeks), I only have $14 to spent this week. I’m going shopping today!

 

Favorite Meal Last Week: Leftover Chili Potatoes!

 

 

My menu is going to look pretty similar to last week’s (because we didn’t get to all the meals).

 

Menu Plan

 

Monday/Tuesday

Lunch: Tuscan Tomato Bread Soup & Sandwich with Italian Bread

Dinner: Braised Chicken Gumbo

 

Wednesday/Thursday

Lunch: Taco Salad, 1 fruit-flavored sugar-free yogurt, 1 piece of fruit

Taco Salad

Step 1: In a microwave-safe bowl, stir together 1 c. black beans4 Tbl. salsa1 tsp. ground cumin and microwave on high for 40 seconds.

Step 2: Arrange 24 baked tortilla chips on two separate plates, top each with 1/4 c. reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and microwave on high for 30 seconds.

Step 3: Top chips and cheese with half of black bean mixture on each plate. Then add 2 c. lettuce1/2 tomato(chopped), 1/2 c. salsa2 Tbl. fat-free sour cream to each plate.

Serves 2.

Dinner: Spaghetti & Bread

 

Friday

Lunch: Bean & Cheese Freezer Burritos

Dinner: leftovers

 

Saturday/Sunday

Lunch: Quesadillas

Dinner: Homemade Whole-Wheat Waffles

 

What are you cooking this week? We’d love to hear about it!

For more recipe ideas,visit my other Menu Planning Monday posts or Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday Blog Hop!

 

10 Goals for this Week

I’ve decided to break down all my goals for 2012 into manageable bite size weekly goals. Each Monday I will plan on blogging about my 10 Weekly Goals – how I did and giving my new goals for the week. Last week I listed these goals:

Wife/Marriage Goals

1. Ask my husband daily: “Is there anything I can do for you today?”

 

Home Management Goals

2. Declutter project week 4 – finish office & start basement - we didn’t get to this.

3. Put some items on Craigslist

4. Freezer cooking – waffles & banana bread

5. Calculate cost for recipes (maybe calculate the cost of 3-5?) - I started on this by creating an excel file and typing in prices I’ve found in the grocery store for ingredients. 

 

Personal Goals

6. Continue Couch to 5K with husband – Week 4!

7. Read 7-10 chapters of the Old Testament

8. Read 2 chapters in the Resolutions for Women study

 

Blogging Goals

9. Set up a “recipes” section to my blog - not yet…

10. Promote the Spring Is Here Pinterest Party

 

This Week…

Wife/Marriage Goals

1. Ask my husband daily: “Is there anything I can do for you today?”

 

Home Management Goals

2. Declutter project week 4 – finish office & start basement

3. Start creating photobook

4. Make homemade yogurt

5. Calculate cost for recipes (maybe calculate the cost of 3-5 recipes)

 

Personal Goals

6. Continue Couch to 5K with husband – Week 5!

7. Read 7-10 chapters of the Old Testament

8. Read 2 chapters in the Resolutions for Women study

 

Blogging/Business Goals

9. Set up a “recipes” section to my blog

10. Start filling out piano evaluations

 

(I’m linking up to MoneySavingMom’s 10 Weekly Goals)

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