Sunday, May 06, 2012
Menu Plan: May 6 - May 12
This week, we have quite a few jalapenos to use up, so I'm trying to find ways to get them into different meals. We also were able to buy about 17 pounds of local asparagus for $25 at the farmers' market, so I'm using a lot of that in our meals this week as well. There is quite a bit of cilantro left from our last shopping trip, too, so that is featured in our meals this week.
I have been calculating the costs of our dinners to see how much we're spending now that we're spending more on food with the rising costs of gasoline and its effects on the price of food, along with inflation and all the other increases. Even with making a rather high cost meal last week (choucroute garnie) and making desserts several times, we averaged about $1.41 per dinner per person. This week should be even lower, as I'm cooking more frugal meals and not making so much in the way of desserts. Our lunches are usually pretty much free, as we eat leftovers for lunch most often. Our breakfasts usually cost about $1 - $3 for the total meal, so those don't add much to our costs during the week. Menu planning, shopping for what is in season and on sale really does make eating well affordable.
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Bacon, Toast, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Chicken, Asparagus and Potato Bake, Last of the Paschal Chocolate
Breakfast: Brown Sugar Biscuits, Chocolate Gravy, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Baked Pasta with Italian Sausage, Asparagus, Basil and Ricotta, Peanut Butter Cookies
Breakfast: Oatmeal with Raisins and Cinnamon Sugar, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Jalapeno, Beef & Cheddar Casserole with Cilantro
Breakfast: Ful with Tomatoes and Onions, Bread, Green Hot Sauce, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Bang Bang Shrimp, Stir Fried Asparagus with Garlic, Sesame Noodles
Breakfast: Gatayif, Hard Boiled Eggs, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Jambalaya, Lemon Blueberry Poundcake with Lemon Glaze
Breakfast: Vegetable Hash with Fried Eggs, Toast, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Asparagus and Potato Frittata, French Bread
Breakfast: Fried Eggs & Sausage, Toast, Milk & Coffee
Dinner: Moroccan Lamb Kabobs Garnished with Cilantro, Harissa, Green Hot Sauce, Cracked Wheat Pilaf and Grilled Asparagus
I'm managing to plan dinners, but breakfasts are just too much for me. With all the kids grown and gone, hubby and I just fend for ourselves. And, I've had to go look up "ful" and "gatayif" to see what they are!
Re: the new blogger interface. I take advantage of multiple tabs. I'm creating my new post in one tab and use the other to open other posts so I can copy the HTML.
How did you get them to open in other tabs? I'm on a Mac and use Firefox and nothing that works on other websites allowed me to open a new tab. It just opened over where I was right there. Like I said, I was able to switch back to the old interface, but I don't know how long that will last.
When we don't have the children around, we tend to eat brunch and a late dinner. Maybe a snack in between.