Monday, July 07, 2008
Menu Plan - 7th July
Extreme $21 challenge update
I stretched my $26 to buy:
* 1 whole chicken - $5.66 - I was hoping for a few more marked down, but that was the only one, so I only got 1.
* 3L milk - $3.19
* Butter (500g) - $2.18
* Butter (250g) - $1.15
* 1kg tasty cheese - $6.29
* 600ml cream - $2.04
* Yeast (280g) - $3.75
* home brand scotch finger biscuits - $1.18 (a treat for the boy who was helping me)
TOTAL - $25.44
I forgot about the 1kg of beetroot I also have so can add that into the veges on hand. Also a pear that looks like it's been carried to & from work a couple of times, a couple of bananas turning spotty and 2 passionfruit. There's also bacon in the freezer.
Notes on last week's menu:
The chicken did extremely well - dinner, fried rice, a couple of lunches, chicken & spaghetti bake, and then I made chicken stock with the carcass & used the stock to make a wonderful creamy chicken & potato soup with the little bits of chicken I picked off the rest of the carcass. (Well I thought it was wonderful anyway!)
The maple glazed sausages were ok but nothing spectacular. Same with the chicken & spaghetti bake. Lasagna with homemade pasta was a bit overcooked but still very nice.
To use up this week:
Menu Plan this fortnight:
I've been going through the destitute gourmet books I got for Mother's Day so if anyone has the books they might see a lot of familiar recipes!
Monday - frankfurt bake
Tuesday - not home
Wednesday - not home
Thursday - frittata with beetroot & orange salad
Friday - plymouth pie, mashed potatoes & vages
Saturday - wraps with thai beef salad
Sunday - roast chicken & veges
Monday - chili con carne & rice
Tuesday - chicken pie with herby cobbler topping
Wednesday - Sambal stiry fry
Thursday - homemade fettucine & bacon & tomato pasta sauce
Friday - braised beef with herby dumplings
Saturday - Bacon quiche & salad
Sunday - leftovers if there are any, otherwise there is still 1 lot of mince
Breakfasts will be as normal - toast, 'dippy egg' (poached egg with toast soldiers), porridge or cereal (generic 'weetbix' or 'rice bubbles')
Lunches will be leftovers, soup (heaps in the freezer) or cheese sandwiches for Billy & I, chicken or sausages and salad, or soup for Pete.
For more menu plan ideas, see Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.
Eating from the garden:
* various herbs
Planting this week:
* pot out the almond tree
* do some more weeding & plant more herbal groundcovers
See my "Quick Updates" over on the side to see what I've been up to in the garden lately.