I changed up my menu a little last week, but I think we did pretty well on budget and getting things used that we have on hand. I am seeing a big decrease in food waste and have space in my frig to put things since it is not crammed full of unused leftovers. So I have to say that joining Menu Plan Monday has been a great success for me. And it keeps me motivated to tweak my menus and try to get even better at budget cooking.
I have also gotten better at going through my freezer and noting what I have on hand to incorporate in my plans. I have stopped buying new items and shoving the old to the back to be forgotten. I remembered I have some ham that I froze after Christmas and pulled that out to use for the Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham.
Monday: Leftover Manicotti
Tuesday: Crockpot Scalloped Potatoes and Ham from Snow White (I am excited to try this recipe, it looks so good!)
Wednesday: Pinto Beans and cornbread (didn't get to this last week)
Thursday: Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, grilled veggies, rice pilaf
Friday: Bean and cheese burritos, green chile sauce, chopped lettuce
Saturday: Hot ham and cheese sandwiches on onion rolls, chips
Sunday: Grilled Pork Tenderloin, black beans, yellow rice
I am going to get my green chile sauce with pork recipe posted this week, and my no boil manicotti recipe too. Hope you will visit me again soon! Enjoy all the menu plans at orgjunkie.com too!