Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Weekly Menu

It's been almost a month since I made my month of menus, and I must say I have enjoyed not thinking about meals, and I plan to do it again. We have not eaten all the meals I planned, so we still have a fairly full freezer. I cook every night (well, at least that's always the plan) so I'm not sure why we have more than anticipated. There were a few occasions (like July 4th weekend) when we did not eat off the menu, but still that was only a few nights. Hmmm. A mystery.

Unfortunately, I have not accrued 20% off my groceries at Giant Eagle like I did last month, so I'm going to have to plan more budget-friendly meals. Even when we can afford to eat lavishly, and we are fortunate that we could if we wanted to, I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars every week on food. I consider it to be a waste of resources. It's not usually healthy either.

Saturday -- Feast of the Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne
Lunch: Skyline chili
Dinner: Tostada Pizza, Caramel Sundaes to celebrate the lives of the sixteen Carmelite martyrs

Lunch: Grilled Turkey, Cheese and Chili Mayo, fruit
Meatloaf and Mushroom Gravy, mashed potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts Amandine, Brown Sugar and Sour Cream Panna Cotta

Lunch: Taco Salad
Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs with Hoisin Molasses BBQ sauce, Broccoli Salad, bread

Lunch: Grilled hot dogs (going to try these)
Dinner: a dinner date


Lunch: Burgers
Dinner: Greek Pasta topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, bread, fruit

Thursday -- Feast of St. Mary Magdalene
Lunch: BLTs
Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Cabbage slaw, chips, Madeleines

Lunch: Nachos
Dinner: Church festival

* Tried and true
* New to me


Sarah said...

Hi Barbara, I just wanted to let you know that I made your barbecue beef sandwiches with the cabbage slaw (twice!), and it is a definite keeper, according to my family. The corn-dog muffins and the slow-cooker chicken cacciatore also were a hits with the fam. I made your pepper jack pasta salad, too, and while I think it was a little "grown up" for my kids, I ate it for lunches throughout the week, and it was so delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipes. Making some new things helped me out of a little cooking rut I was in =)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Thanks, Sarah. I'm so glad to hear that!

Barb, sfo said...

We've been eating your Skillet Stroganoff fairly often. I skip the sour cream & lemon juice step; most of us are not sour-cream fans. It's delicious either way and SO easy.