October's Month of Dinner

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October
2010 Dinner Menu

Sun.
Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
1
Pizza
2
Its
Greek to me CK HFM #60



*Cr.
Cheesy

spinach HFM #187

3
Red
Enchiladas

*Salad
4
Leftovers
5
Slow
Cooker

Beef Sands.
F& F
130

*Cuc-
salad
6
Creamy
Ck.

Enchiladas
#26






*salad
7
Chicken
Nuggets
#7 or HFM
#93



*Mash. potato
Gr beans
8
Grilled
Salmon w/ apricot

glaze
#9

*Carrots & rice
9
Church activity


Chili
Mac

MM#209

10


Eat @ Shaun's
parents
11
*Leftovers
12
No
fuss potato



soup F&F #62
*Salad & bread
13
Herb
Crusted


Piccata
Rice & cuc.
14
Quesadilla


& salsa
15
*Ck.
Paprika

*noodles
& salad
16
*Parmesan
crusted
Ck &

cream sauce




*Rice &


broccoli
17
*Honey
Mustard
Drumsticks
*Corn & cuc.
18
*Chicken
Parmesan
19
*Chili
Ck. Corn



chowder
F&F


#46

*salad
20
*Leftovers
21
*Sandwich




Race day
22
*Red


Enchiladas (From Freezer)
*Lett. & tom.
23
*Tacos

24
*CK & veggie
Pancakes
HFM #
184
25


*Leftovers
26
*Creamy
Ck. Enchiladas

(From Freezer)



Gr. beans
27
*Savory
Pork

Roast
F&F #134
28


*Carnitas
29
*Pizza
30
*Oodles
of

Noodles tuna
casserole
.


HFM#55
*peas
31
*Dinner in a pumpkin



*Lazy
apple Sauce



HFM#193




Shaun likes it best when the meals are planned and all ingredients are in the house for the month. We only buy perishables as needed, but it is a consistent list each week. We have found that the bottom line is we save money that way. I thought I would share this month. Can't say I will post again, but here is how it works.


We don't eat according to the date, In fact, since we have pretty much all ingredients on hand we pick and chose according to the day what will best suit our family. We try to mark church and family events so we plan for those too. Tonight we are having tacos which is on day 23. We have already eaten days 1, 3,4, and 16. We just mark it with an X, so we know what is left for the month.

Also, I store copies in a note book with dividers 1-31. Day 1 corresponds with divider # 1, and so forth. No more hunting for recipes, all together and ready to go.

Let me know what you think.

1 comments:

Jef October 13, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

I like it. I also like the fact that you have the entire month planned but you're not locked into eating something on that day if you don't feel like it. My only question is this: What do you do on the days when suddenly no one feels like cooking? Do you have a provision for surprise outings if the weather is nice or going out to dinner to celebrate a momentous happening?