Sunday, August 30, 2009

Menu Monday 8/31-9/6

My menus seem to roll along week by week. We've been trying to tighten down a little and in the food department have done a very good job. The whole Walmart dept (diapers, wipes, film, etc) well I affectionally refer to it as "the black hole." It all seems so essential at the time, but what do we really buy there anyways? I have yet to figure it out.

So some weeks my menu sees roll over items (Thai chicken wraps which are very good, but I can't seem to get rid of them) and lots of the same budget friendly recipes. Very rarely is there something completely new. Except for that Plum Sorbet which has my mouth watering. I'm trying that one this week. With plums on sale at Grocery Outlet, it was the perfect excuse to taste a new treat.

Still on a tight budget, I try to keep things nutritious. The Tomato Basil Chicken is mostly tomatoes from my garden which are incredible this time of year. We make our Easy Thai Chicken Wraps with large lettuce leaves instead of tortillas and lots of shredded carrots. The popcorn is homemade with limited butter and the Amish Bread has reduced sugar. Just simple little things to keep in mind when preparing a budget friendly and nutritious menu.

Yogurt and Fruit
Cottage Cheese and fruit
Scrambled Eggs and Toast
Amish Bread

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sammies
Veggie Soup
Tomato Soup
Fresh Fruit

Tomato Basil Chicken Salad, fresh fruit, avocado

Black Bean Nachos, fresh fruit

Grilled Cheese, tomato soup

Veggie Pizza with this sauce

Easy Thai Chicken Wraps, fresh fruit, shaved ice

Chicken Artichoke Pasta, fresh fruit

Taco Salad

Plum Sorbet
Crackers and hummus

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