Sunday, October 12, 2014

November menus

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Already mid month, so I've planned NEXT month's menus, with the intention of eating down what we have and alocating my grocery monies to stocking up on meat deals, which have gotten more and more difficult to find. I aim to offer a variety of foods on oudr dining table. The bulk of what I need is already on hand, so my shopping should* be limited to the usual perishables, replacements. As the CSA will end, and grocery prices escalate for fresh produce, we will rely more heavily on home and commercially canned/fzn foods.

1-mixed bean soup with sundried tomato-chicken sausage, crackers
2-herb crusted, eye of the round roast; mashed potatoes, onion gravy, corn
3-creamed red salmon over boiled potatoes, fzn peas
4-planned over: stroganoff, canned beets
5-chicken Parmesan (use fzn breaded cutlets and jarred sauce, fzn mozzarella and Parmesan), over spaghetti; salad
6-black bean burgers (use canned beans), oven fries, veg
7-crab quiche, salad
8- mini meatball soup, crackers
9-roast chicken, scalloped potatoes (mix), roast butternut squash
10-salmon cakes (use canned pink), salad, veg
11-Sheppard's pie (use fzn ground lamb), veg
12-spaghetti and (fzn) meatballs, canned green beans
13-new recipe to try: Frugal Queen's lentil-kidney bean-vegetable chilli; Southern style corn bread
14-homemade pizza
15-birthday celebration-plans to be determined
16-Crock Pot chicken cacciatore (use fzn chicken legs, fzn peppers), brown rice
17-horseradish encrushted fish fillets (use fzn Tilapia), brown rice, veg
18-planned over: cacciatore sauce over pasta, veg
19-baked ziti with cheese, canned green beans
20-vegetarian tacos (use canned beans added to rice and bean mix, and canned refried beans), assprted toppings in flour tortillas, fzn corn
21-hotdogs (fzn), baked beans (fzn), Crock Pot brown bread
22-corn chowder (use canned cream corn), saltines
23-Crock Pot meatloaf (use fzn beef, fzn turkey), mashed potatoes, veg
24-tuna casserole, salad
25-Crock Pot stuffed peppers (use fzn beef and fzn pepper cups), corn
26-homemade pizza
27-Thanksgiving dinner
28-leftovers
29-turkey noodle soup, crackers
30-pork chop (fzn)stuffing bake with apples, canned beets, roasted acorn squash

2 comments:

~Carla~ said...

Wow.. i'm enviable that you plan out an entire month at once!! I'm lucky to get a week complete! lol!

CTMOM said...

Carla, When I first moved out on my own, I did one week menus. I later moved to 2 and was challenged to move to a month's worth and I haven't looked back. Saves me time, effort, energy, food waste and decisions. : )
This works for me.