March 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday -- Week of March 22 -- FIGHT FAMINE!!

This week's menu plan is going to be different. I'm using what I have on hand from the freezer and the pantry. We will be using less milk, having less snacks, drinking a lot more water, etc. Because...

The youth group at our church is participating in the 30 Hour Famine sponsored through World Vision. Due to preventable poverty, disease and hunger 26,000 children perish every day. Most of us in America are so blessed to be able eat wonderful, wholesome foods, drink clean water, and enjoy other luxuries we feel we "need". Our family has decided to only purchase the bare necessities this week like toilet paper, diapers, some fresh fruit, etc. What is left of our weekly grocery budget of $150 will go to our youth groups collection. Our goal is $100. Will you join with our family and live on what you can to get by with this week so that you can give to an organization that helps those less fortunate?

Monday (March 22)
Breakfast: Sour Cream Blueberry Bread
Lunch: pigs in a blanket, carrots, apples
Dinner: Chicken Tetrazinni (using chicken left from Saturday), mashed potatoes (I have some starting to sprout in the basement-- eek!), salad?, rolls (from the freezer)

Tuesday (March 23)
Breakfast: cereal (if there is any left...or toast and yogurt we have on hand)
Lunch: leftover chicken tetrazinni
Dinner: Blueberry pancakes, scrambled eggs (provided by our chickens), Sausage Gravy with Biscuits (left over sausage in the fridge)

(March 24) -- this is our busy day so I use the crock pot for lunch and dinner
Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal
Lunch: grilled cheese and soup (soup bought on sale weeks ago)
Dinner: sloppy joes, chips (or popcorn...whatever we have), carrots, apples (beef and buns from the freezer)

Thursday (March 25)
Breakfast: cereal (or eggs--from chickens and toast --from freezer)
Lunch: left over sloppy joes, carrots, chips(or popcorn), apple slices and grapes
Dinner: Ranch Cheddar Chicken (chicken from the freezer), steak fries (if we have any usable potatoes left), corn on the cob (in the freezer from last summer), rolls (freezer)

Friday (March 26)
Breakfast: muffins (mixes in the pantry)
Lunch: left over chicken in sandwiches, carrots, apples, cheese and crackers (both basically free from sales a few weeks ago)
Dinner: Spaghetti dinner at church for the 30 Hour Famine

Saturday (March 27)
Breakfast: french toast (bread from freezer and eggs from chickens)
Lunch: left over pizza and/or sandwiches
Dinner: Homemade Stuffed Crust Pizza might be non-stuffed...depends what's left in the fridge...and it might be just plain cheese pizza?

Sunday (March 28)
Breakfast: muffins (mix from pantry)
Lunch: Easy Peasy Chops (pork from freezer), mashed potatoes (might have to buy a new bag?), stuffing (bought some discounted at the bread outlet), mixed frozen veggies (freezer stock),rolls
Dinner: Clean out the fridge night!

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