Monday, July 20, 2009

Menu Plan for the Week of 7/20


I often diverge from my menu plan, but having one is decidedly better than not. So here is my first time to share with the world what's (probably) for dinner this week:


  • Chicken kebabs
  • Steamed rice
  • Sauteed Vegetables
  • Cucumber salad


  • Sloppy Joes
  • Potato Salad


  • Scallop risotto
  • Sauteed zuchinni
  • Tossed salad


  • Venison steaks
  • Pita with hummus
  • Okra


  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Sauteed zucchini


  • Fried rice
  • Shrimp or fish

These meals usually come in at around $5 or less, even the scallop risotto (I will only spend $4-$5 for 1 lb. of small scallops). We sometimes do splurge on wild caught salmon or lamb. Our kids absolutely love to eat both of these, and so do my husband and I!

I've also recently become enamored with free menu planning resources, which I reviewed in the article "Zero Cost Menu Planning." Last night I enjoyed my pizza topped with fresh basil leaves from my garden, an idea I gleaned from one of the menu calendars. Variety, here I come!


Carla said...

How do you fix your vension steaks? I have a freezer full and am always looking for new ideas.

Becca said...

I love sloppy joes but think I am going to try them with ground turkey the next time I make them.

Aiming4Simple said...

We're simple folk when it comes to meat. Usually we just sprinkle on a fair amount of garlic salt on the steaks and grill or broil them. I've also used a bit of seasoning salt on occasion, but it can overwhelm the flavor of the meat if too much is added.