Monday, January 19, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: What's on Your Plate?

"Hey Cheapo! What's on YOUR plate this week?"

Cheapo's plate usually consists of whatever is on sale that particular week. Wow! Lots of meat options for under $2 per pound this week! Though, Cheapo's evenings are booked each day. Let's see what she came up with that is both inexpensive and timely.

Monday - Due to lack of time and running around, we ate at Wendy's. Sometimes you just have to make do.

Tuesday - Ground chuck patties w/cheddar & grilled onions, fried zucchini & garlic butter pasta

Wednesday - Crockpot beef tips w/peppers, onions & sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, steamed baby vegetables

Thursday - Taco Salad with refried beans

Friday - Buff Nuggs (Buffalo Chicken nuggets), Chicken rice, & green beans

Saturday - Pork Cutlets, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli w/cheese

Sunday - Ham & Cheese Quiche and "The Gathering of Leftovers"

*A tip from Cheapo* ALWAYS check your store's clearance area - you'll be amazed at what you can get for much less - and sometimes you can use a coupon on top of the low price! My store has 3 clearance areas - one for dry goods, one in the dairy case and one in the freezer section. You know those Promise Yogurt Drinks that are usually around $4 a package? I got them yesterday for $1.49 - took the place of buying yogurt for the week. They also had salad spritzers for 50 cents each!

If you are not planning out your menu each week, start now! Here is the dinner plan that McFrug uses. Do you have a link to one that you prefer? Leave a comment and let us all know!

Also, don't forget to enter Cheapo's giveaway for personalized Fruit Roll Ups!
Contest ends Jan. 30th at Noon CST

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