I'm kind of excited to post my menus now that I have a month of meals to choose from -- the hard part is already done for me. I did my meat shopping today and spent under $6 per meal, which sounds like a lot, but that includes three splurge dinners -- two steak and one of ribs -- so my average is actually more like $3.50 per meal. The best part is, the meat is all divided up and packed in the freezer and I don't have to think about it for a month.
This weekend is Father's Day and since we're spending Father's Day dinner with Doug's family (I'm responsible for dessert) I am preparing Doug a nice steak dinner tomorrow. I'm taking a Blackberry Pie on Sunday (Doug's pick) and a Mountain Dew cake. I have made this cake before, but, unfortunately, I didn't keep track of the recipe. I think I remember it being like this one, so that is the recipe I'll use. I served it before with a big bowl of sweetened fresh fruit -- peaches, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and it was yummy and refreshing.
Lunch: Skyline chili
Dinner Steak Diane, garlic mashed potatoes, Bacon Peas
Brunch: Eggs Benedict
Dinner: Beef Barbecue sandwiches, Cabbage slaw, tater tots
Lunch: Bagels and cream cheese
Dinner: Creamy Taco Mac, Romaine and Pepito salad with Cilantro Ranch dressing
Lunch: Grilled hot dogs
Dinner: Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore, pasta, salad
Thursday -- Feast of the birth of John the Baptist
Dinner: Buttermilk Brined Grilled drumsticks and thighs, Cabbage Slaw, grilled potatoes, Grasshopper Pie (just like locusts and honey!)
Lunch: cheese pizza
Dinner: Chicken Philly Sandwiches, chips, fruit
* Tried and true
* New to me