Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Menu

Monthly menu planning has been working well for me in this season, so I'll keep on with that. For August I'll be once again using what is in the freezer and pantry.  Thanks to the generosity of friends, I really didn't make a dent in the pantry or freezer stock in July at all and we'll need room in the freezer for the 1/4 of beef which should be ready this month.  I like to make a list of meals for the month without designating days so we can adapt to changing schedules, energy levels and stock and use produce from our Bountiful Baskets contributions while it's still at its freshest.

Dinner - served with vegetables and/or salad
1. BLTs
2. Black beans & brown rice w/sour cream & cheese
3. Pepperoni pizza
4. Chili & cornbread
5. Italian sausage w/angel hair pasta & sauce sourdough bread
6. Breakfast for dinner - chicken sausage, scrambled eggs, blueberry muffins
7. Gourmet macaroni & cheese w/bacon
8. Ham & pineapple pizza
9. Chicken stir fry, rice
10. Rotisserie chicken (made by Costco), mashed potatoes & gravy
11. Chicken soup (homemade noodles), cheese rolls
12. Garlic pork loin roast, roasted potatoes
13. Green beans w/bacon, brown rice
14. Omelets, raspberry scones
15. Barbacoa burritos
16. Beef pot roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans
17. Taco salad
18. Hamburgers, chips, baked beans
19. Creamy chicken wild rice soup, biscuits
20. Hot dogs, macaroni salad
21. Chicken pot pie
22. Vegetable beef soup
23. Sweet & sour meatballs, brown rice, stir fry vegetables
24. BBQ pork sandwiches, potatoes, corn
25. Potluck - bring tea & a side dish or sandwich rolls
26. Date night - hooray for free babysitting!
27. Sloppy joes
28. Spaghetti & meat sauce
29. Pork stir fry, brown rice
30. Clean out the fridge, eat out or take-in

Lunch - served with fruit and vegetables
Lentil soup, bread
Pasta with tomato basil soup & cheese
Chicken salad sandwiches
Ham sandwiches
Egg salad sandwiches
Snack lunch (cheese, meat, fruit & veg, crackers, etc.)

Breakfast - served with fruit and/or homemade yogurt
English muffin bread w/jam
Pancakes w/cherry syrup
Homemade granola
Yogurt/granola/fruit parfaits
Egg sandwiches on English muffin bread
Soaked oatmeal w/fruit

Baking, Sweets & Treats
Whole wheat bread - 1 batch/week
Oat fudge bars
Berry or apple pie
Strawberry rhubarb crisp
Chips w/homemade salsa
Key lime bars
Oatmeal raisin cookies
Pudding & graham cracker trifle

1. Keep our grocery/household goods/diapers expenses to $375 or less (not including bulk beef purchase).
2. Make room for beef in the chest freezer.
3. Eat well.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

What are these "key lime bars" you speak of?

This sounds like a recipe you need to share.