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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Menu Planning for January 5th-11th...

Okay, this week we are starting the New Year and with that comes a new budget! We are trying to follow Dave Ramsey's methods so we are definitely NOT overspending, there will be NO eating out because we simply do not have the money for it. :)

So, I am going to list my menu and then break it down into what I have to buy and how I did on my $35 a week budget!

Here's what's cookin' this week:


Breakfast Burritos(make extra for freezer)(Cheese free from WIC)

Cereal, milk & bananas (get cereal & milk free from WIC)

Peanut butter toast, bananas (peanut butter free from WIC)

Biscuits & sausage gravy



cheese & crackers


grilled cheese

(basically, this is how our lunches go with stuff from the freezer thrown in every now and then. Sometimes I might make fried rice or heat up some leftover muffins or something like that to go with lunch. Sometimes we have breakfast burritos or homemade hot pockets)


Fried Rice, salad

Baked Mac & cheese, carrots, brussel sprouts

Burrito Supreme Casserole(recipe below, courtesy of Darcy), with these refried beans, Salad

* I have most of this in my pantry so I only have to buy:

tortillas (maybe I will make these)


salad stuff(lettuce, tomato, we have vinegar/oil mixed up already)

pumpkin (large can)

hot dogs




The "real work" will begin next week when we must start from scratch with a pretty much empty pantry! :)

Burrito Supreme Casserole

8 (8-in.) flour tortillas
1 1/2 c. tomato juice
1 env. taco seasoning mix
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 - 1 lb. ground beef
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
3 c. shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
chopped tomato

Combine tomato juice, oil and taco seasoning mix. Stir well and set aside. Cook ground beef and drain if needed. Stir in beans and 1/2 c. tomato juice mix. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat. Place 1/4 cup beef mixture and a couple tablespoons of cheese down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in lightly greased 9x13-in. baking dish. Pour remaining tomato juice mix over casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese, bake 5 additional minutes or until cheese melts. Sprinkle lettuce and tomato over casserole.


UKZoe said...

I would so make some snickerdoodle muffins if I wasn't back on my diet

Anonymous said...

I bookmarked the snickerdoodle muffin recipe; I've been looking for something to make for breakfast to use up all the oatmeal I have in my pantry. The sweet onion muffins look good, too.

Heather in Michigan said...


So glad to find your blog through Menu Plan Monday! I've linked to several of your recipes:) I'm also a homeschooling Mom who is committed to debt-free living. Thanks for sharing.

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