August 26-September 1

Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans August 26-September 1

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      Breakfast:
      Sunday – banana-nut oatmeal square
      Monday – breakfast burrito
      Tuesday – cinnamon-raisin bar
      Wednesday – maple-brown sugar oatmeal
      Thursday – English muffin sandwich with chicken sausage, egg, and cheese
      Friday – oatmeal with almonds, cinnamon, and pears
      Saturday –whole wheat waffle sandwich with sliced bananas and pecan chips
      Total – $3.33

      Snacks:
      Bananas
      Cantaloupe
      Hard boiled eggs
      Trail mix
      Triscuits and cheddar cheese
      Total — $2

      Lunch:
      Sunday – grilled chicken cubed with Ramen noodles
      Monday – grilled chicken cubed over salad greens
      Tuesday – grilled chicken wrap with veggies
      Wednesday – salad shrimp with Ramen noodles
      Thursday – salad shrimp over salad greens
      Friday – salad shrimp wrap with veggies
      Saturday – grilled chicken cubed with Ramen noodles
      Total — $4.98

      Dinner:
      Sunday –Asian barbecued chicken with roasted broccoli and carrots…$1.47
      Monday – beefy chili with pinto beans and buttermilk cornbread …$0
      Tuesday – meaty lasagna with fried okra…$1.59 (had to buy okra)
      Wednesday – meatballs in marinara sauce with bowtie pasta and salad…$0
      Thursday – roasted chicken, broccoli, carrots and potatoes…$7.47
      Friday – smoke sausage with cabbage and carrots…$0
      Saturday – Sunday’s leftovers…$0
      Total — $10.53

      Total for the week — $20.84

      ***A couple of weeks ago, I said that I would talk about saving money preparing lunches for the week on Sunday afternoons. I apologize, but I was really busy trying to sort things, de-clutter, donating items to Goodwill, and tossing stuff…sigh… Not to bring any drama to any of you, but my dxh is moving back in and i need to make some room.

      so in two weeks i (we’ll) be cooking for two. i share this with you as i’m committed to continue showing you how to save money! lol!

      my dxh does follow budget101.com (even though he’s never joined…what can you do…I think he was just looking for my recipes! …Giggle…) so he knows that he has to follow Liss’ and my rules for everything!
      Okay, back to lunch savings… Tomorrow, I’ll be grilling a package of chicken breast tenderloins that was marked down and cube for assorted meals this week.

      Food Lion had Ramen noodles on sale, 4/$1 and decided that I would make two packages to use for the chicken and one for the shrimp. Break up the noodles, add the seasoning mix to 3 cups boiling water, stir, and add the broken noodles. Only boil for three minutes and then drain.

      Divide the noodles into three containers. For the chicken, divide the chicken and add to two of the containers and one for the shrimp. Add whatever preferred seasonings or vegetables available and you have three meals for the week.

      For salads: make a large bowl of your preferred salad greens, place into two containers, and top with chicken in one, shrimp in the other. This should leave you with two portions of grilled, diced chicken. So you have enough to make a chicken wrap with salad greens and make a Ramen meal.

      If you buy the frozen salad shrimp for $1.25 you will have enough to use with Ramen noodles, top a salad, and make a shrimp wrap with veggies. You can find the salad shrimp in the frozen seafood section. The package serving size is for one, but if you divide it as suggested, you can get three meals.

      If necessary, the ‘noodle’ meals can be frozen. If you place the frozen noodle meals in your lunch tote, by the time lunch rolls around, you only need to place it in the microwave for a minute…it’ll be warm enough to eat, but not so hot to burn your tongue! Hope you enjoy!
      balloony  smilie

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Weekly Menu Plans August 26-September 1